Placed these on the outside of my back windows. They only need a hook to hang them. I can open the curtains inside my house during the day, see outside nicely, but neighbors cannot see into my house. They offer a bit more protection from the hot sun, which in nice in the southern states.
[.................] I am expecting these replacement ones that I've just put up to last about 7 years also.
I ordered a set of these. They came quickly and seemed to be good quality. I am sending them back only because the photo makes them look a light honey color wich is what I wanted, but in reality they are very light bleached pine color. So if you want light colored shades these are nice, just not what I wanted. The fruitwood color I saw in a store and it is about the color pictured.