Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 12
Rated 4 out of 5Â by FeatherH Not Just for Sliders
My dad got me a new bedroom suit as a graduation gift about 12-years ago. Long story short, my old window covering didn't match my new "ensemble". I had one long window with a Levolor vertical blind and figured I'd just buy new vanes. Yeah, right! Those were around $5 apiece back then and I would have needed about 30 -- plus a new valance.
At just a little over $25, the choice was simple. As this is intended for a slider door, the vanes had to be shortened. A tape measure, straight edge, pencil, utility knife and about 30-minutes was all it took. Score the vane with a blade on the back side and it snaps off easily. Another 20-minutes to drill, place the hardware and hang. Done.
This looks every bit as good as the custom blind it replaced. The quality of the mechanism is clearly inferior to the Levolor, but since I rarely open or adjust it, it was of little consequence. This isn't marketed as "room darkening" -- so if you work the graveyard shift, you may be disappointed.
My student loans are long paid off, but I still have this blind on my window!
June 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by PUCHA BOUGHT 2 AND ABOUT TO ORDER MY 3rd
REVIEWS MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE... I READ THE ONLY REVIEW ON THIS PAGE AND TOOK MY CHANCES AND SO FAR I HAVE NO REGRETS... B/C I HAVE INSTALLED BLINDS IN THE PAST IT WAS QUICK AND EASY FOR ME. I EVEN CUT 6 1/2 INCHES WITH NO PROBLEM W/ THE PROPER TOOLS ANYONE CAN ACCOMPLISH IT. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT THE SLATS ARE ALIL FLIMSY BUT OTHER THEN THAT THEY'RE OK IF YOU ARE CAREFUL...
September 25, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Jonelli These are OK, but a bit translucent
None of the other reviews stated that they don't completely block out light, they don't. I have other vinyl vertical blinds throughout the house that completely block out light and assumed these would do the same, nothing fancy.
You can see light through it (although not a ton) during the day, and you can see light from the outside at night.
Kinda bummed, my other blinds totally block light. If I would have known, I would have bought better ones. I hope this is helpful to someone else.
They are otherwise okay, install okay, operate fine.
November 1, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by nancat Inexpensive vertical blinds
This product is excellent for a rental property or your home. They do not stand up to excessive abuse but if you are a normal person or a normal tenant, these are just fine. I've been using them for years and almost never go with any other product.
August 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by coolbird Yellow glow
The blinds were definitely off white and when light came through, they cast a yellow glow on the room. Not too impressed, but definitely easy to install and nice when they are pulled back.
May 13, 2014