I have a lot of windows and I wanted to keep my look uniform. I have over the past months ordered all sorts of products from everywhere only to return them. I am always happy with my Overstock purchases and these shades didn't let me down. I wanted blinds that let the light in for winter but for summer it would be too much, so I placed those inexpensive disposable, accordion paper shades behind them and they work great. The only problem was the instructions for what to do with the back of shades, just read this several times to understand.