I had them professionally installed.
Oct 21 2013
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Measuring: I measured my own blinds!
Installation: I hired a professional installer.

I had them professionally installed. It took the installers a little time to figure out how to install them, esp the side slider panels. They found the magnetic strips on the slider panels ingenious and made installation much easier. The lengths of ALL the slider panels were too precise. They ALL needed to be shortened by about 1/8". Also, about 1/3 of the brackets (they're screwed into the top of the sill space for inside installations) that the blinds attach to had a VERY critical small metal guide BENT down. It took quite a long time to figure out that that was the reason the blinds would not stay securely attached to the bracket. Luckily the metal guides were easy to bend back to the correct position and none of them snapped off the bracket. This can be a seriously, though trivial, misleading problem that is very difficult to diagnose. Now that they're installed, I absolutely LOVE them.
Harold C
Bend, OR

We like the shades and the delivery time was excellent.
Oct 4 2013
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Measuring: I measured my own blinds!
Installation: I installed my own blinds!

We like the shades and the delivery time was excellent. I just wish you had read my e-mail before you cut my shades. I asked if I should round the measurements up or down. As it was, all but one of them were too long. It's a good thing I have an electric grinder and was able to shorten the side pieces. I can't imagine what someone else would do if they couldn't grind them down.
brian
Newtown Square, PA

I had never seen these shades before and I searched online and you had the best price.
Sep 4 2013
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Measuring: I measured my own blinds!
Installation: I installed my own blinds!

I had never seen these shades before and I searched online and you had the best price. I got them very fast, and I absolutely love them. They are great in my media room. They create complete darkness without any light coming through around the top, bottom, or sides.
David
Pflugerville, TX

By far the best product I have bought for my home.
Jul 7 2013
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Measuring: I measured my own blinds!
Installation: I installed my own blinds!

By far the best product I have bought for my home. I purchased the top up bottom down, and putting each section in the middle of the window makes it nearly invisible from outside. LOVE IT.
William
Broomall, PA

These keep the light out.
Jun 4 2013
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Measuring: I measured my own blinds!
Installation: I installed my own blinds!

These keep the light out. We also use them in the summer to keep the summer sun and heat out of our bedroom and they seem to be working well.
The cord mechanism for moving the blinds up and down does not seem to be the most sturdy. I prefer the mechanism found on the Energy Guard 1/2 Translucent shade as it is easier to operate. On one of the two shades, the cord that holds the shade up wouldn't work and had to be sent back to the factory. Blinds Chalet and the manufacturer took care of the problem quickly and we now have the working shade back.
I really like that the side tracks are mounted with magnetic tape. It makes them easy to remove when you need to pull out a window for washing.
Justin
Taylorsville, UT