i love these shades. they are easy to install, very well made and the price was great. i looked at similar shades at a local hardware store and they had 2 hooks along the top and you hung them from nails. these shades have an adjustable mounting bracket and an attractive valance to cover the mounting hardware. the shades let in some light so that your room isn't too dark, but still keep out the harsh sunlight. i'm really happy with this purchase and would buy more in the future.