There’s a great variety of outdoor blinds to choose from but finding the one that really makes your house feel like home can be a mission.
Before selecting any type of blinds it’s important to know what different functions your outdoor blinds offer. Questions, such as ‘is this cost effective' and ‘will it serve the purpose it’s intended for’ are essential before making your final selection. Aesthetics also comes into play as outdoor blinds and awnings need to enhance your environment, not take away from it.
Before selecting any type of outdoor blinds here are a few things you need to know about the different types of outdoor blinds Melbourne’s Alfresco Blinds Co has to offer.
The Different Types of Outdoor Blinds
Because outdoor blinds are so versatile it’s helpful to differentiate between the different types by highlighting their basic features and benefits:
Ziptrak Blinds: This brand of outdoor blind is a popular option for many customers because of its simplicity and resilience. If you need protection for your home or office from wind, rain, pests and the sun’s rays, these outdoor blinds are an ideal solution. The mesh or PVC blind material used is high quality and affords you the ultimate protection against the elements. Also, they’re user friendly with the ability to be operated manually or by a motor. If motorised, you also have the ability to control your Ziptrak blinds
Café Blinds: These types of blinds offer a classic and sophisticated look and feel to any home. Café blinds are typically operated on a hand-rolled or rope-and-pulley system and are an affordable option often seen on many outdoor entertaining areas and commercial outdoor dining areas. Similar to the Ziptrak, the PVC or mesh materials offer users respite from UV, high winds and rain. Your choice of material will also influence the level of privacy you are afforded.
Bistro Blinds: This type of PVC outdoor blind is highly suitable for use in commercial and residential outdoor areas. They have the durability to withstand and endure Melbourne’s unpredictable inclement weather and last for years. Bistro blinds offer good value for money and look attractive in any space. The PVC material is available in clear and tinted variations, allowing you to keep your views while protecting your interior from glare and sun-fade.
Awnings: We have a huge range of awning styles available to suit your lifestyle and outdoor needs, such as traditional awnings, automatic awnings, folding arm awnings, Dutch hoods, straight drop awnings and more! The type of awning you require will depend on your needs, but one of our outdoor blinds experts will be able to guide you to the right product.
Of course, you want to maximise your investment when picking outdoor blinds and ensure it delivers on all the important features required. Here are a few guidelines that can assist before you make your final selection on an outdoor blind:
Be practical and opt for outdoor blinds or awnings that not only beautify your living space but also provide protection against direct sunlight to protect your furniture
If the temperature is an issue, evaluate the space where you need blinds and opt for ones that will keep your space cool and decrease the usage of cooling units or fans
Keep in mind the regular maintenance and cleaning required when selecting your new blinds or awnings
Bistro blinds are a great option if you’re looking for something that’s affordable, requires low maintenance and has a great life span
If you have small kids at home, make sure that your selection takes into account what will be the best option for your family
Alfresco Blinds Co offers a huge range of outdoor blinds products in addition to the four types mentioned above, such as eZip, Zipscreen, Straight Drop and eShade Awnings and many more!
If you need guidance on which type of outdoor blind is best for your home, call us today on 1300 735 077 and our experts will assist with any questions you might have. Alternatively, drop us an email if you need a quote on email@example.com or visit our showroom.
I just had blinds installed by Andrew and Jack and could not be happier with the result.They made making the right choice easy. They explained all the options and the installation was quick and professionalI highly recommend Andrew and Jack and Alfresco Blinds
Felix from Alfresco blinds was very informative and after the consultation had no concerns ordering the Siena cassette with pitch control motorised. The awning is neat and aesthetically pleasing. The awning was out last night and a strong gust of wind automatically closed the blind. Test 1 passed😀 have no issue recommending Alfresco blinds great customer service from start to finish
After a lot of research we chose Alfresco Blinds for our folding awning. Chris was a pleasure to deal with and provided by far comprehensive detail about his product, quality of materials and multiple samples of similar installations. Being well informed made our decision to go with Alfresco Blinds very simple and therefore would highly recommend them.
Felix and the team measured and installed a roller blind for the front of my butchery, and I couldn’t have happier. The colour matches my brand brilliantly and the shade helps keeping the sun off my product and allows customers to view without glare.The best for shade solutions!! A++++
From start to finish an amazing service. Andrew and Jack did a fantastic job installing outdoor blinds. Quote extremely reasonable, honesty was outstanding. Can't fault these two. Highly recommend if you want the job done right first time!Thanks guys
We are super happy with our motorised Ezips that were installed by Andrew and Jack. Andrew completed our measure, quote and installation. We had an almost impossible deadline that we were very eager to meet and Andrew went absolutely above and beyond for us to get this over the line, and he sure did deliver!! We could not be more happy with his service and installation quality. We could not recommend this company and Andrew more!
Alfresco Blinds Co. did an excellent job with supplying and installing our outdoor alfresco blinds. We are very happy with the quality and our blinds look fantastic. Andrew and Jack the installers were so easy to deal with and provided us with excellent service. Don't hesitate if you want quality and top class service the Alfreco Blinds Co can't be beaten.
We are so happy with our Siena awning from alfresco Blinds. Felix was wonderful to deal with, he even came to our home on a public holiday to do our quote for us. He was so knowledgeable and gave great advice. The installation was seamless and overall the experience was fantastic. We would 100 percent recommend alfresco blinds to anybody who wants great customer service and awesome product.
Big thanks to everyone at Alfresco Blinds. Chris and Helen provided excellent customer service. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. Chris was very patient with us as we got him in at the start of our build to make sure our blinds could be installed successfully. We installed S-Fold Sheers, Velvet Curtains and Outdoor E-Blinds. We were very impressed from beginning to end. Andrew did an amazing job installing them. Quality material and workmanship. House now looks homey and amazing, thank-you so much for your patience. We will be back to get retractable screens next!! Highly recommend, will not disappoint!
Alfresco Blinds Company was recommended to me by my son after they did his blinds. I ordered my blinds as soon as I received the quote, as I was very satisfied with the price and service from Andrew and Mark. The end result is professional and we are so pleased we have ordered several more.
Felix came out to give us a qoute and found the best option for our business. Felix was very lovely to deal with and he is extremely knowledgeable, he really knows his stuff! I highly recommend Alfredo blinds. I will definitely be using them again.
Thanks to alfresco blinds co and special thanks to chris & helen for my great Sfold sheer curtains and roller blinds which has transformed my home, I truely grateful I found such a professional business after so many bad experiences in the pastAlso special thanks from my father who chris installed motorised alfresco blinds for in Fawkner, he loves his outdoor space being transformed into another roomMany thanks alfresco blinds co
Can't fault these guys! Felix and his installation team are true professionals and we are absolutely delighted with the finished product and the service experience. Refreshing to deal with positive people who get the job done on time and exactly according to the brief. Five Stars!!!!!
Felix came and quoted for an outdoor motorised folding arm awning and was knowledgeable and personable. He gave great advice about possible window shutters too. Great service with a smile! Would definitely recommend!
So very happy with the look of our new blinds. Great service and quick install. Will definitely recommend Alfresco Blinds Co to others! Thanks for a great product which has made our outdoor area look beautiful!
Had our new zip track blinds installed at the start of 2021. Couldn’t have been more happier with the service from the initial quote to the installation. The finished product is of high quality. Felix was extremely knowledgeable and very easy to deal with. We’ve had him back in to quote on an indoor curtain and again the service and quality of information was excellent.
Felix was amazing to deal with, providing a lot of ideas and guidance with enclosing our outdoor area. We can't believe how quick the turnaround time from quote to installation was! Very professional and blinds are a top quality product, highly recommend Alfresco Blinds!!
Chris from Alfresco Blinds was an amazing person to deal with. He explained everything thoroughly to us and helped us choose the perfect blind, and colour for our alfresco. His installers were just as good. If your looking to get a blind I would look no further give Chris and his team a call you won’t be disappointed.
This company is one is a million, truly.We had recent storms in Melbourne (July '21) which blew down a tonne of trees in the East of Melbourne, from 100k+ winds. The storm damage made the news for weeks.I had all the blinds down on the night on my 2nd story alfresco, with my fingers crossed may l say. The wind coming through the blinds, opened by bi-fold doors up on three occasions (the wind rattled the locks down, until the doors opened). The blinds stood up to it all, l was blown away (excuse the pun!).I have had the electric blinds a few years and they would have to be the best investment l have made, they are worth every dollar. Chris and the team are great fella's, l can not recommend this company enough, you will not go wrong.
My husband and I are absolutely delighted with our Ziptrack blinds. We now virtually have another room that can be used all year round. The blinds provide privacy and protection from the elements, they keep the sun, wind and rain out and we are able to enjoy our Alfresco area no matter what the weather is like. From the outset Felix was thorough and provided great options and information, a problem solver. Other companies I contacted seemed to find our area too hard (can't imagine why). Felix offered options and solutions. The installers Steve and Chris were on time and quick with the installation. I would not hesitate in recommending Alfresco Blinds Co. to any of my family and friends. Great job! Lynn - Eltham
Chris and the team at Alfresco are amazing, our blinds were damaged in the high winds (our fault for not retracting them). Chris covered all parts and installer costs as such I highly recommend them. Thanks Andrew & Janice
Big thanks to everyone at Alfresco Blinds. From my initial phone call, it was a pleasure to do business with. Chris was such a pleasure to do business with. Very helpful and knows his blinds. The guys who came out and installed our Zip Track Blinds were fantastic. I love my outdoor area and love to BBQ. I now have a complete enclosed area, any time I want. It's like a whole new room. We could not be happier. I highly recommend these guys if you are in the market for blinds. Manni from Epping.
As a small family business we were so happy with the service Chris and the team provided. We were after a particular blind for our car detailing show room for a very long time and were so pleased wth the end result from start to finish. Highly recommended!
Thank you to the team at Alfresco.Great experience from start to end and thank you for giving my home the wow factor with the curtains and roller blinds.Special thanks to Helen for keeping my wife informed throughout the process...happy wife happy life!