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. All the raw materials we buy are produced and manufactured specifically for the extremes of Australia's weather conditions and are the best fit for any of the blinds - shade, patio, bistro or more..
Following are some Frequently Asked Questions on the blinds we offer as well as some other questions you may need answers for while selcting shade, bistro, patio or other types of blinds.
||Surely a blind is just a blind, how much difference can there be?|
||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 patio/bistro blinds being installed and not
performing to consumer expectations.
Be sure to choose a reputable manufacturer who produces Blinds for all Australian conditions.
||What guarantees do I have that my blinds are what you say they are?|
||Café Blinds Australia provide a 2 year written 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 written warranty.
- we use only the right materials made specifically for all Australian conditions
- the very best in manufacturing
- qualified installers
- a proud and committed team of staff and distributors providing you a great
product with great service
||I am spending a lot of money on improving my home. How can I be sure that my
investment is going to last?|
||Be sure you read any warranty carefully. Some blind suppliers warranty for an extended period
however do not cover shrinkage or wind damage (which is the only thing that can happen apart
from bad workmanship). Not all warranty’s are what they appear to be.
||Some zips look like they fall apart, why?|
Some competitors incorrectly use chunky tooth
designed for tents and sleeping bags
||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.
||Why do blinds change colour, go milky, go brown and crack?|
||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.
Some manufacturers and suppliers use PVC
not suited for blinds in Australia
- Lightweight blind
- Blind torn
- No reinforcing
- Excessive shrinkage
- Wrong PVC used
||Some patio/bistro blinds look like they have rust and mould in the bottom pocket!|
||If a sealed bottom pocket is used along with incorrect bottom rod this can result in sweating
occurring which in turn develops mould and rust.
||Why do some blinds “sag”?|
Some manufacturers use a lightweight bottom rod that is not
able to support the weight of the blind when open and too light
to keep the blind taught when closed.
We use a 50mm bottom rod and premium
grade hardware that is stronger and heavier to
keep the blinds shape for years
Some manufacturers use a 20mm to 30mm bottom bar which is
not strong enough to support the weight of the blind when open or closed.
At Café Blinds Australia we use a solid and strong 50mm rod 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.