Your home is likely to be one of the most significant purchases you ever make. You will spend many hours, and probably years, living and entertaining there. Enjoying the great Australian outdoors is our way of life. At Café Blinds Australia we take our role very seriously in helping to improve your home. To guarantee you the best possible results Café Blinds Australia use only the highest grade materials for our shade/patio/bistro blinds. Our blinds are produced specifically with the extremes of Australia’s weather conditions in mind.Following are some Frequently Asked Questions on the blinds we offer as well as some other questions you may need answers for while selecting shade, bistro, patio or other types of blinds.
Care needs to be taken when selecting your blinds. PVC has wide range of uses which means that it has variations in grades and quality. Some manufacturers choose the wrong PVC and hardware for Australian conditions which results in poor quality cafe, patio, Bistro blinds that do not perform to consumer expectations. Be sure to choose a reputable company that supplies blinds designed for Australian climates.
Café Blinds Australia provide a 2 year warranty with all our blinds. Café Blinds Australia is committed to providing you with superior quality blinds. This means:
The ultimate piece of mind is our 2 year warranty.
Be sure you read any warranty carefully. Some blind suppliers offer what seem like very long term warranties, however, there may well be lots of exclusions in the fine print. Remember not all warranties are what they appear to be.
At Café Blinds Australia we use marine grade lockdown spiral zips which are designed for the toughest conditions. With regular care and lubrication zips will last the life of the blind. Some manufacturers incorrectly use chunky tooth style zips which are designed for tents and sleeping bags, not blinds under wind load.
Many good quality PVC’s are simply not suited to the Australian environment and the molecular structure of the laminate ‘breaks down’ causing the blind to appear ‘milky’. Café Blinds Australia uses only quality, non-stick Japanese PVC suited for all Australian conditions.
If a sealed bottom pocket is used along with incorrect bottom tube this can result in sweating occurring, this in turn develops mould and rust.
Some manufacturers use a lightweight bar which is not strong enough to support the weight of the blind when open or closed.
At Café Blinds Australia we use a heavy duty galvanised tube which provides all the support needed to prevent sagging, reduce wrinkles and stabilise the blind in heavy weather conditions.
REMEMBER: It is vital that you always roll your blinds up correctly and fasten them with the clips or ties supplied especially when severe weather conditions are forecast. Combine this with regular care and maintenance and your blind will provide you with years of trouble free use.