We were tired of the heat coming in our large living room window every afternoon, but it was a shame to close the blinds and block out the view. It was a relief when our sun shade arrived. It gives us the shade we need, but enough visibility that we don’t feel shut in. Compared to the shades we bought for our front porch 5 years ago, this cord system works so much better than the old “drawstring” style. My little boy can operate it without help.