Good product but with a couple of minor issues
January 7, 2015
These blinds were as advertised and are generally good. They were easy enough to install and being able to operate them without pull cords, which most vertical blinds use, is a plus if you have small kids around who could get caught up in the cords and choke themselves. Yeah, that's highly unlikely, but it could happen and who would want to be part of that horror story?! The blinds have two minor issues: First, when you open and close the blinds using the pull rod, the slats don't glide easily in the metal track, so the file is not smooth and high-quality. They work but don't feel so great -- sort of like a cheap car whose doors don't close with a satisfying "thunk." Maybe some silicon spray would help; I plan to try that. Second, the blinds are held in position by small plastic gears with lots of teeth. If you're not careful as you use the blinds, one or two slats click past their proper teeth and become misaligned. To realign them, you have to take the whole thing apart. It's not that tough to do, but it's annoying to have to do it. Presumably now that you're warned you'll be more careful to make sure all the slats are properly aligned before you push the blinds open or pull them closed. In all, not a bad product. They look nice installed and once you know how to use them properly they should serve you well.