I was apprehensive to measure for our blinds on my own as I feared it would be difficult to do and prone to error, especially for our bay window, however, I followed the instructions on the Select Blinds website for both the Bay window inside mount shades, and the outside mount shade we ordered for our large dining room window. After installation, which was a breeze with basic DIY tools, I was pleased to see that the fit was perfect. The TriShade feature is fantastic allowing for complete blackout, complete light filtering, or anywhere in between making them very versatile for any living space. As I have only recently installed these shades, I can't comment on durability, however, the lift and lock mechanism feels as it should hold up well for the life of the shade. One area that I felt was lacking with these shades is quality of materials and craftsmanship. Understanding that these would be a good value, I was not expecting top notch materials, however, upon initially handling the shades for install and operating the shades after, the shades do not have a robustness to them and feel quite fragile. The overall looks of the shades are excellent and are exactly what we expected as we had ordered samples prior to placing our order. Although the color was perfect, the craftsmanship could have used some improvement. On our dining room shade, one of the end caps on the bottom rail has a large and noticeable gap while the other is completely flush as expected. The end cap does not stay flush when attempting to push it in to its proper position as there seems to be some tension causing it to flare outward. This is unfortunate as this occurrence is on our outside mount dining room shade with the endcap facing the entryway so it is not hidden. In addition, one of our bay window shades had a strange blemish on the underside of the bottom rail seemingly caused during manufacturing as the shipping box was undamaged and the shades were packed extremely well. Overall we are satisfied with our shades and look forward to showing them off to our family and friends.
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