There are definitely pros and cons to these curtains. Yes, they are heavy weight but don't actually have any insulating material on them. The fabric is quite gorgeous but the workmanship is not consistent. Some of the panels were perfect but some were very poorly sewn. One nice feature is that they have both rod pockets and hidden tabs for options in hanging them. If you want to slide them open in the morning and close them at night, you will love hanging them on the tabs. They will slide very easily. They also come with tiebacks with loops but you will need to purchase the hooks to mount on the walls to hold them.