At first I thought that Krumper Blinds were beyond what I would ever pay for window coverings. However, once I started investigating prices, I found that by paying a little more, I could gain energy efficiency, reduce the strain on and increase the longevity of my HVAC system, keep a clear view of the outside world (this was big for me), increase the overall comfort of my home, provide additional UV protection for the interior of my home, allow my kitty to comfortably spend time in her tree at the front window without feeling too hot in the direct western sun in the summer nor cold in the winter, all while the blinds gradually pay for themselves by my lower utility costs.
Diana and Yuri are friendly and informative and just nice people with whom to do business. Yuri takes great pride in doing a good job.
I had Krumper Blinds installed over 2 years. The dual sides of the newer blinds are marked “summer” and “winter”— a nice touch.
I found reasonably priced and quality simple cellular blinds to install over the solar blinds for privacy in the bedrooms. Some people like frills and swoops of curtain, but the simpleness of the Krumper and cellular blinds works for me.
One issue for me has been the unwinding of the blinds: at the turn-over of the seasons, some of my blinds unwound at the top. I have never been able to reset the amount wound at the top along with the set of the chain for the proper length of the blinds. Some are now too short and some too long.
Another improvement to the blinds would be something to lock the length in place once it has been set for each window.
I am really happy that I have invested in these blinds. Along with new windows, additional insulation in the attic, insulated siding and an R16 garage door, the Krumper Blinds have made my 1985 townhouse very energy-efficient, a lot more comfortable in the new climate and I feel ready to face more climate change and higher utility prices.