I was looking for something for the door wall leading to our deck/pool. I didn't want curtains or the "traditional" vertical blinds. I wanted something "airy" where we could close up for privacy in the evening, yet if closed during the day would still provide light and also would have a totally different look. As soon as I saw these, I knew they were the solution. They can easily be partially closed or totally closed which is what I wanted - if the sliding door is slightly open, these can be slid back to provide air/light to meet the opening. They are perfect for entering our deck/yard/pool - very tropical feel. If you are looking for contemporary yet somewhat resort looking blinds, these are for you. They are extremely easy to install - I did it myself in about an hour which included everything - measuring, drilling, installing rail, etc. Everyone who comes over loves them and wants to know where I got them. I only wish they came in smaller sizes as the windows in our house slide from side to side so these would be the perfect solution for the bedrooms.
We just finished installing our new panels and are very pleased. The installation was very easy to accomplished (cannot understand other reviewers complaining about this). They look very nice up and are easy to use. Excellent buy - we just wish they made a wider panels so we could put them on our other windows/.
While I love the way these looked after they were hung we did have some issues. We discovered 2 of the clips inside the channel were put in backwards. We had to take 2 of the brackets off to switch these around; obviously an assembly error at the manufacturing company. The panels aren't a rigid as I had hoped and the basket weave pattern didn't line up evenly between the 4 panels. I wish there was a "wand" to open and close the panels rather than having to use your hand. I'm concerned over time this will show dirt/hand marks. Nevertheless I still like the unique appearance.
I would have had to special order blinds or shutters for a large window when I discovered your sliding window panels. This worked perfectly for me and the look is clean, modern and sophisticated. My husband was also impressed in how it all wen together. He cut the panels to the proper length and we are now considering ordering this look for 2 sliding doors onto our deck. I would recommend these as a great alternative to vertical blinds. Much neater!