The side of my screened in porch gets direct sunlight in the afternoon making half of the porch unbearable and super heating the entire porch. At first I was looking to get 2 separate shades (one for each window but there were none that fit 65" W x 9 ft H each) so I tried this 120" x 96" and it worked out perfectly. It covers the majority of the opening and you don't even notice the exposed edges. It looks and works great.
Installation was a breeze. Of course it is best to have two people to install this especially long shade, but I managed to do it myself. I installed the right bracket with the clutch then measured the length from screw to screw and installed the left bracket. Tip: I duct taped the end of the measuring tape to the right side bracket then measured and marked the left side. I then inserted the right side into the clutch mechanism and snapped the left side into place - easy. I did a top mount so I had to rotate the clutch and left bracket 90 degrees but it was a piece of cake. The installation was flawless.
I was amazed at the light weight small diameter of the rolled-up shade. It looks very neat rolled up and the shade does not bow in the middle (likely due to the aluminum shaft). The crank mechanism is smooth and works well. It takes a relatively small effort to open and close all the way but it works quite well. The shade really cuts the heat and glare from the sun.
Very happy with this purchase. I considered a custom shade but simply could not justify the high price.
Installed on outdide wall of Lanai screen to prevent rain coming inside to wet furniture. Shade is always down. It holds up good for last few months during rain in Florida. Will roll up during storm or hurricane.
My husband installed this on our west facing dining room window about a week ago. That afternoon we could tell a distinct difference in the temperature inside the house. We’ve been able to bump up the thermostat a few degrees, and the house is still staying cooler. I have two more ordered for other windows on the same side of the house.
These were easy for my husband to install using an electric drill and a few hand tools. Total install time was about 30 minutes.
Great item for an easy fix for wind, sun and visual barrier for deck or patio. The crank is easy...
Great item for an easy fix for wind, sun and visual barrier for deck or patio. The crank is easy to use but sometimes it is a challenge to get the hook into the roller loop. It is easy to install and very sturdy.
We have had two of these for several weeks to screen a hot tub under our upper deck (8' wide). T...
We have had two of these for several weeks to screen a hot tub under our upper deck (8' wide). The installation was pretty straight forward. It performs the sun and visual screening very well. We would recommend it for the price and value. It looks very nice. Depending on your application I would recommend getting another set of brackets to hold the securing straps so you can have more than on height position. (Note: the shipping cost for those are more than the cost of the units.) The manual operation works well. It definitely meets our expectations for what we wanted and the price.
This shade is the perfect solution to my needs. Installed this shade on one side of my front porc...
This shade is the perfect solution to my needs. Installed this shade on one side of my front porch, because the afternoon sun beams right down on us. It has cooled down the area at least by 15° . My wife loves it. The ease of rollin it up after use is ideal. I'd recommend this item for daily use.