Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WoodPro Nice after the installation is complete
The main comment I have is that the picture book used for installation instructions is a poor solution to communication in all languages. The Parts worked well after I trimmed the length to allow them to fit in the opening of the skylight. MY contractor placed drywall up to the wooden frame of the skylight which intruded into the space required for the parts.
It works well after you figure out some of the details that were hard to get from the instructions.
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OregonJan Disappointing manufacturing accuracy
The blind was specifically designed for the skylight model I have but I had to have a Velux pro come to install it (for $125) and he had a difficult time. Then it didn't fit right. It was too long for the skylight (seemed to have one slat too many) and left light gaps at the edges. When trying to shorten the blind he discovered (too late) that it's no longer possible to do that, due to the design so he had to order a new blind. That was 3 weeks ago because he hasn't been back to my area. So I have aluminum foil taped over the skylight to keep out the summer heat. The new blind is due to be installed in another week but he's only HOPING that it will have been manufactured to the exact size needed.
I had previously installed (by myself) Velux pleated shades on 2 skylights in my last house, which went up easily and I loved them but they are no longer offered. I'm told the venetian blinds will soon be discontinued, also. I can see why, if their manufacturing tolerances are as lax as on this one. I don't hold out much hope for the replacement to fit correctly, either.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davyoh Fit good
I purchased these blinds for a customer of mine.They fit good,installation was fast especially after the first one.the instructions were ok but figuring exactly where to slide the sides in took a little thinking.I bought the manual ones & they operate as described.I also purchased the extending rod to open & close them.that also works good.
February 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Contractor No mounting brackets included
The kit was missing the needed brackets to install the main part of the blinds. The instructions have NO words! Further, the instructions show nothing about this needed piece.
November 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by llg199 Cheaper than purchasing directly from Velux
These were a great price plus free shipping. Fairly easy to install. My husband had a little problem snapping them in, but once we reviewed the instructions on the Velux page it was a little clearer. Would recommend.
October 9, 2012