4 questions to ask when buying PVC Blinds in Australia

July 5th, 2017 · Published to Outdoor Blinds by Steve Lewis

If you’re considering investing in PVC blinds, then you’re definitely making a wise choice. PVC blinds are a very versatile shade solution, but more importantly, they’re very affordable.

But before you go and buy your blinds, it pays to ask for a little more information than what’s offered on a website or in a hardware store. Having more information will help you buy the best product suitable for your needs.

Today, I will share with you 4 important questions you should ask salespeople before buying PVC blinds. Hopefully, these questions will help you find the right blinds for your needs.

1. How do I operate PVC blinds?

The most common question to ask when buying PVC blinds in Australia is how to operate the blinds. Modern day PVC blinds are available as both manual as well as motorised blinds. As you may expect, motorised blinds are much more convenient than manual blinds, but they are also more expensive.

If your budget allows it, I recommend you to go with our motorised blinds instead of manual blinds. As a general rule, you should avoid manual PVC blinds with ropes, zips, crank handles and pullies. Such blinds are complex and time consuming to operate and they also look messy and cluttered. Consider your lifestyle, budget and your outdoor area to find the best solution between manual and motorised blinds.

2. Who will install PVC blinds?

Installation of PVC blinds requires great care and more often than not, blinds need to be custom made to fit. Measuring and installing the entire system takes a great deal of expertise. Unless you’ve handled such large DIY projects earlier, it’s best to leave installation of PVC blinds in Australia to professionals.

At Global Shade, our PVC blinds can be installed by our professional team or you can even choose to DIY. However, most of our customers choose professional installation because installation can get very messy, especially if not done properly.

3. What is the warranty on PVC blinds?

The most important question to ask before buying PVC blinds in Australia is the warranty on the products. While every blind manufacturer will tell you that their product is the best, you shouldn’t simply take their word for it. Ask for the warranty details before your purchase and you’ll save yourself a lot of future headache.

Here, at Global Shade, we offer a 3-year warranty on our PVC blinds with professional installation and a 1-year warranty with DIY installation. We also offer detailed instructions with our blinds and have a customer service hotline in place for any assistance you may need.

4. What designs can I choose from?

Before finalising your purchase, make sure to ask the salesperson what designs you can choose from. Most manufacturers offer PVC blinds in a range of styles and colours. Consider the look of your home and choose an appropriate style and colour.

At Global Shade, our PVC blinds can be custom made to your requirements and we have many designer colours for you to choose from. Whatever type of PVC blind you require, you can count on us to deliver.


Before you jump into buying PVC blinds in Australia, there are a few questions you need to ask. These include asking how the blinds will be operated, who will install the blinds, what is the warranty on the blinds and what designs you can choose from. Asking these basic questions will help you find the best PVC blinds for your needs.

For high quality and affordable PVC blinds in Australia, consider us at Global Shade. We make the buying process very simple and we’re always more than happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Give us a call at 1800 724 407 for a free quote on our PVC blinds today!

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