We purchased the custom order expensive Roman shades from the local Lowe's store. Easy to install and they look great, but the thread used to raise and lower the heavy fabric shades snaps routinely.
I tried to post this on the Lowe's site and they denied its posting saying I violated policy!?!?
If you are going to install these and never raise them, you'll be very happy with the product. If you plan on raising them more than 4 or 5 times a month, you're going to be frustrated.
We did send them back the first couple of times, but that gets cumbersome and tiresome in a hurry. I ended up replacing all of the thread with fishing line, and that has helped.
Monetary Loss: $1.