Perfect for late sleepers, these stylish thermal backed curtains block out 99 percent of unwanted light and noise by as much as 40 percent more than regular curtains. These curtains also feature a rod pocket construction for easy installation....more
Ideal for late sleepers and shift workers, these Ridgedale Thermal Backed curtains block out 99-percent of outside light and reduce unwanted noise. These curtains feature a rod pocket design and energy smart benefits.
Set includes: Two (2) panels
Color options: Natural, taupe, moss, chocolate,cranberry
Materials: 100-percent polyester
Ridgedale window treatments feature rod pocket construction
Each curtain panel measures 40 inches wide
Available in 63-inch or 84-inch lengths
Blocks up to 40-percent more noise than regular curtains
Offers light-blocking, noise-reducing and energy-smart benefits
Thermal-backed curtains have been proven to reduce home heating and cooling costs by as much as 25-percent
Blocks out 99-percent of outside light and reduces unwanted noise by as much as 40-percent
Okay, so I read a LOT of the reviews here both before and after purchasing these drapes. I decided to give them a go, and when they came I was appalled by how cheap they seemed and re-read all the reviews. I called customer service and got a return number, and when I saw it was good for ten days I decided to give them a shake in the meantime. I've been pleasantly surprised and will in fact be keeping the curtains. Most reviewers seemed to have a few points of contention - the feel of the fabric, the drapery care (washing, ironing, wrinkles) and the length. Here's what I found.
1. The feel of the fabric - yes, it feels a little like plastic when you take them out of the bag. However, I washed them with woolite on the delicate cycle with some fabric softener, and when they come out the curtains are noticably softer with a much nicer drape. Give it a try.
2. A few people said the liner peeled away when they washed them. I don't know exactly how they washed theirs, but I wonder if they failed to unfold them completely or something before throwing them in because I didn't have any problem at all. However, washing alone does not take out the wrinkles. And, as a previous reviewer commented, good luck using a cool iron. I live in the midwest in a humid climate and it's cold outside right now, if any of that matters, but I put my iron on high when the drapes came out of the wash and ironed them wet to get the wrinkles out. I mean really, you can't leave the iron sitting in one spot forever or you might melt the backing, but that's not rocket science. Just use common sense and keep it moving, and they iron out fine.
3. I haven't measured the length, sorry. But we use curtain rings on our rod so being exactly 84 wasn't a big deal. We just hung the rods so they brushed the floor. I did see a few people mention curtains being longer than their sheers and have to throw out there I had that happen once and it's because I ironed my sheers. They stretch easily. Maybe that was the problem because these drapes are exactly the same length as the curtains we had here before.
All in all I think they're great for the price. I would have like to have stepped up a level to the ones that are the same color on both sides, but we needed enough of these that the price difference would have been over $100. I'd probably try these again in another room if we needed them. Anyway, bottom line is I think a lot of the people writing negative reviews here either typed them up immediately after pulling them out of the packaging, or they did something wrong. Properly cared for these have a nice drape and are really not that bad.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Chocolate - just the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Pretty good for the price
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I live in Las Vegas, NV and get the morning sun in my bedroom, I needed these to sleep. After putting them up I was able to get more and better sleep, and they also save on my utilities. My place is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. I really do like these curtains and recommend them to anyone who needs to black out the room for relaxation or to keep out the noise of the outside world.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
How is the quality of the product? excellent
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
I bought these for south facing windows in Ms. After hanging them the temp in my living room in the afternoon dropped noticably. I am anxious to see what they do for the cold damp of the winter here on the river. I saw where people posted that these looked like shower curtains. Mine were a very good quality and are just beautiful. they were well made, a nice weight and a great color...looked just like the photo. I sew and looked into making these curtains and there is NO WAY I could make these for twice that. Shipping was so fast and cheap.
These curtains are a bargain. They don't completely block out the light, but it does keep out a lot of heat. I purchased these curtains in the Natural color for a room facing South. I can feel the difference in the room temperature during the day. The curtains have a nice texture to them that make them look more expensive. I'd buy them again - I just wish they came in more colors.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. nice quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I like these curtains, both the color and quality were exactly what I expected. They have keep the room dark and cool, it being summer when I bought them. I am anxious to see if it improves the temperature in the winter. I had never shopped at Overstock and am now hooked.
We bought a house. A 100 year old house that is structurally sound and has beautiful bones but needs a lot of cosmetic fixing, including window treatments. We badly needed curtains, the ones left behind were not only gack but they didn't even all match, for our living room but still have a lot of work to do and a number of decisions to make regarding paint and wallpaper so we didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on curtains. This year we spent the money on plantation blinds for the living room and these fit the bill - the room softening look of curtains that were, in a word, cheap. We wanted neutral since we may well be painting or papering and ordered the cream and they look great.
The thermal lining is not terribly heavy and they are definitely not light blocking but we were looking for something heavier than sheers yet inexpensive. I washed them on delicate and dried them on the no heat setting in my dryer prior to ironing them. The thermal backing didn't come off but it now looks slightly crackled? We're okay with the look, gives a kind of marble texture effect when the sun shines through but I was disappointed that following the directions carefully still caused a problem you might not like. I hung these with rings rather than on the rod for ease of opening and closing as they didn't slide easily on the rod - ok, that's actually an understatement. I bought the right sized rod, both length and diameter wise, and when sliding the curtains open it actually pulled the rod apart! I tried hanging them from the wider top pocket but still difficult for me to slide them over (remember, our house is more than 100 years old, the ceilings and windows are high but I am not short either). The clip on rings solved the problem with ease.
So, while they are not perfect they are so much more attractive than what we had that we love them and they are a very good value price wise.
Can a regular curtain rod be used for hanging? Or a pole rod?mybls on Jul 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello mybls. Thanks for your interest in the Ridgedale Thermal Backed Rod Pocket Curtain Panel Pair. Using either a regular curtain rod or a pole rod should work just fine. I hope this helps, and thanks for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 12, 2013
I used pole rods but it looks like regular curtain would work as well.adlmd11 on Jan 6, 2014
yes they can be used on any heavy duty rod they are good weight if hardware for regular rods is put up to stay any rod will dolike456 on Jan 21, 2014
do you offer these curtains in 120" length, in chocolate?joby on Jun 24, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello joby! These curtains are beautiful! Unfortunately, we don't currently offer these panels in 120-inch length. We do have a variety of curtains available; I would recommend searching for something that meets your needs. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 30, 2013
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