Buying curtains can be very expensive, so I was pretty happy to find these. As advertised, they do keep the heat from the sun out, and they look more expensive than they are. The odd thing is, they're sold as a pair, but each panel comes in a separate package and the panels don't match. One panel looked like the picture, with the pleats on top. The other panel didn't have the pleats, which would have been okay, except you can't use the panels for the same window, unless you rather go for the mismatched look. At first I thought there was some mistake, but when my replacement curtains came, the panels were mismatched once again. And the quality of the second pair wasn't as good as the first pair I'd received (the thermal backing was thinner and of a poorer material). So, buyer beware: consistency is a problem.