Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 49
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 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 ma2liv They don't stay up
I bought 5 and loved them at first. After installing the first couple, my husband got the hang of it and installation looked easy (adhesive). However, 4 have fallen down. We've tried re-sticking them to no avail. I emailed Home Depot for help but they didn't respond. Too bad because they looked like good quality and made the room look fabulous. If anybody has had luck installing them another way, I'd love to hear about it.
March 19, 2015
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pfeifmom Simple solution that does the job
We needed a black out blinds for my son's room and this does the trick. He is able to open and close them on his own since he is 6. And the sun needed to be blocked from his west facing window. I thought I would be able to saw the ends off myself but my husband's strength was needed for a cleaner cut.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emmy easy to install and operate
I used this product mainly for climate control. It went up in 3 minutes because it was the exact width I needed so I didn't need to cut material off the sides. It looks good and operates easily. I love it and plan to buy more. I put this on a southern exposure window for climate control. It's doing a great job of blocking heat generated by sun's rays.
July 16, 2013
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