Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 48
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dakota exactly what we wanted
This shade is exactly what we hoped it would be. Very easy to install and works great. Originally we only wanted it down for the morning sun that would flood our room via a large block glass bathroom window, but it has kept the room so much cooler we plan on leaving it pulled down throughout the summer. We didn't need to cut it to fit since the width of the window is 48inches. It has stayed firmly in place and blocks out everything. It's attractive and looks as nice as anything we could have placed there. Having spent thousands on plantation shutters throughout our home, this shade doesn't diminish the look of quality at all. We are very pleased with the purchase.
June 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Decor4me I have had a while -- now updated information:
I had gotten these about a year ago and had written about them, so this is just to add updated info. I have liked this shade, however, something mentioned by others is that, after a while, they may not lift properly. I find that having left a couple at a particular level, seems to have kept them from raising in one window, since it faces West and leave them raised just so many inches with curtains in front of (those two are the light-filtering ones). My other two are the blackout version in a bedroom window facing East, which give good coverage, which I raise and lower regularly. Now I see that one of those is acting up. I thought all that was necessary was to extend it out fully in order to activate the spring feature, but I don't know, now.
Something else to address, the problems some have with them falling off as "ma2liv" mentioned. I did have a little trouble with that and found what worked was to drill small holes (I used five, for a 35" w shade), in the uppermost portion of the shade, putting small screws into the window frame (I have plaster), which has held them up well.
Another shade I had found from Redi-shade prior to getting the "Easy Lift" version had been the one that has a button to depress to raise and lower, called "Easy Touch", which I have never had ANY trouble with, but appears the manufacturer discontinued it, sadly, or that would be the one I would prefer. Since I may replace the two light-filerting shades in the front room with room-darkening ones, I am now considering a different product from what I have seen offered.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by momof4 Great product for the price!
We bought these for our kids' rooms for the blackout feature. They work perfectly and as long as you measure correctly and cut them well. The only problem I found was having a sharp enough knife to cut cleanly through. A utility knife would do the job but we only had kitchen knives on hand at the time and the edges were a little rough after cutting. But it wasn't noticeable after hanging them. They are easy to install and sturdy. The easy lift feature is really nice. No strings.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by conflictedred Great for what I needed
The shade does a wonderful job of blocking the light in my daughters' room and it was very simple to install after cutting--just peel and stick. It has held up very well in the two months it has been installed. When it is up, it's hard to tell it's even there. My only complaint is that cutting it was more difficult than I imagined. The instructions say to use a utility knife, but the pictured tool is more like a saw. I was able to cut through it with a utility knife, but it was pretty rough and took me about 20 minutes to do.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RM84 Awesome blinds
I really like these. They were incredibly easy to install. Cutting them requires strength and a really sharp knife but it was doable. They really block the light well and they look nice! I like how simple, sleep and functional they are!.
March 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stranger Worthless peel and stick shade
From the description online, I had no idea this was a peel and stick shade that will only work stuck to the inside of a box-frame window. Our window doesn't have any place to stick this, and even if it did, it is highly doubtful that it would stick very long, and when it gets ripped down, it's guaranteed to ruin your paint. I returned this to the box as soon as I opened it. This really put me in a bind, since I had to get blinds up that day. My only option was to drive to my local store, return this, and buy a real shade that was in the wrong color.
February 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GMeg Expectations - did not live up to mine
The product is paper, albeit a honeycomb black out type. I bought it for front bedroom windows that are 48" wide. The blinds would get numerous usage throughout the day. The room is a bedroom and the shades would are opened in the morning, closed when the summer sun hits them about 2 pm, and opened again in the evening, finally closed at night. I seriously doubt that the blinds that use double sided sticky tape to adhere to the window and the plastic handle on the botttom of the shade would stand up to the usage. If I had a window that was seldom used, this item might work. I never installed them up once I saw what was shipped, Returned it to my local HD without any difficulty. BTW: it took 3 weeks to get the blinds delivered. Plus the item is far too pricey for what I received.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NewHomeOwner Great for the Price
I bought these for my apt I just moved in. I'm glad I did because turns out the windows were measured wrong so it was perfect to be able to trim to size what I needed. The black out quality is great. The blinds were easy enough to trim though I agree with the other reviewers that a sharp knife is very necessary. Also wish that it was a cleaner look on the edges when cut but overall great product. Oh the self adhesive works great also no complaints.
October 1, 2013