I have bought it to be used inside of the house on one of my central windows. I am a bit disappointed as my intention was to gain some privacy by installing those blinds. The product description has not provided enough info on this either. If you main intention is to use it inside of the house with the same purpose as mine - to get the privacy - this product is not right for you. Now, if you place it outside may be it could give you some privacy , not a total privacy thou. Hope this helps :)
Blinds are great for shielding sun on my outdoor patio. If you are looking for privacy, these are not the best, but definitely keeps it cool. We live in FL and sometimes it rains sideways and our patio gets wet. Remember to roll up shades if you know rain is coming, as the color will drip off on the floor when they get soaked. They've stained one of my rugs.
We needed to shade one end of our backyard patio from summertime sun. We already had a shade sail over the top, but needed to shade the slanting sun of summer afternoons, yet be able to move it out of the way of playing children. This shade really fit the bill for us - providing a cooler patio in the afternoons and also a bit of privacy and the ability to easily roll it up out of the way when needed.. We're using this outdoors and hope that it lasts well, it appears to be well put together and of quality materials - of course, time will tell the full tale, but we're completely satisfied so far.