Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 52
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Brad Total Junk
Bought 2 shades. One would not catch in the down position, no matter how I adjusted it. The other I found one or 2 positions (about a foot below the window sill). Release it, and is shoots up and slaps against the roll, then drops to more than half way down the window. You can hold it so it retracts slowly and it won't fly up, but still will not open more than half way. Turn it to reduce tension and it only catches near the floor and retracts to 1/4 window opening. Similar experience with roller shades from the other big box guys. When did civilization lose the technology to make a working roller shade?!? Only other options are cellular shades for like $60 per window, or vinyl mini-blinds if you have hours of free time to keep them dusted.
March 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by emahon23 Shades were a disappointment
I have purchased shades in the past with Home Depot and had few problems. However, this time I put the shades up and had broken springs immediately. Also one was not measured I returned the shades and got replacements, eventually (within a week) the springs failed again. It seems the vendor as either changed or the vendors quality has changed. Either way I will be going to Lowes to try their shades now.
June 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by orderoutofchaos Installed yesterday. Returned today.
OK, I know how to install and use roller shades but these are a nightmare. One hem was nearly an inch off square at the bottom and the one I exchanged it for was only slightly better.
The tension can not be properly adjusted which causes the shades to be either too weak to go up or too tight to lower without risking a hernia. Still, I decided to keep them and see if the springs would give a little. Bad choice.
This morning I went to raise the shades and one wouldn't go up more than a foot. The other zipped to the top and launched out of the brackets like a javelin throw taking out my light, terrorizing my dog and skewering a lovely old cabinet before finally coming to rest an astonishing distance from the window.
These shades do not function at all unless you want to use them in a window where they never have to go up and down. This is a bad product.
March 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Joni very thin plastic. Covers the window for privacy.
Not very good quality. Covers the window for privacy. Next time will go for mini blinds. They will actually be cheaper than shades for my size windows.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Juanito Very serviceable, but one broke
I have installed a number (some 18 or so). I find it better to cut them myself than have them cut in the store, as the store cutting process often damages the shades. One broke (spring doesn't retract the shade) the day after it was installed. It had only been lowered once, and broke while no one was at home.
April 9, 2013