All the Answers to Your Frequently Asked Blinds Questions

All the Answers to Your Frequently Asked Blinds Questions

There are plenty of perks to buying new blinds, curtains, shutters or awnings online. It’s easy, you can do it from the comfort of your own home, and you can shop around easily for the lowest price! The only thing that can get a little tricky is when you have a question about a product or the process…

At Half Price Blinds, we do everything we can to ensure our customers have the best online shopping experience possible. We have an Australian customer support team on call during the hours of 9.30am and 5.30pm (AEST) from Monday to Friday, plus we’re always available to answer questions via Facebook. Some questions in particular seem to pop up a lot, so we’ve compiled a list for you! Keep reading below for some of our FAQs.

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How much do indoor blinds cost?

The cost of installing new blinds in your home or office will vary depending on factors like the size of the window, fabric and the style you decide on. Roller blinds, Venetian blinds and vertical blinds are all some of our most affordable products, with prices starting from as little as $60.

Plus, if you find a cheaper price on a comparable-quality stocked item, simply send the relevant offer to our staff at Half Price Blinds and we’ll beat the competing offer by 10%*, that’s our promise!

What blinds are best for sliding doors?

There are three styles of blinds that we would strongly recommend for covering sliding doors: vertisheer blinds, panel glide blinds and vertical blinds. Each of these blinds are ideal for sliding doors as they all have incredibly easy-to-use tracking systems that allow for quick access to the door.

What blinds are best for privacy?

When it comes to privacy, we recommend roller blinds as once they’re rolled down, the single fabric shade offers privacy day or night. Vertisheer blinds are also great for daytime privacy, as the sheer fabric allows you to see out while preventing outsiders from seeing in.

What blinds can reduce outside noise?

To reduce outside noise, we recommend installing double roller blinds or Roman blinds. Double rollers combine two different roller fabrics in one system, meaning a double barrier is created against your windows. Opt for blockout fabric for optimal results. Roman shades are also a great choice if they’re custom-made in a thick, blockout fabric. The thicker the fabric, the more outside noise is absorbed, resulting in a quieter home for you. You can find out more about our tips on reducing outside noise here.

What do I do when blinds get stuck/ jammed?

If you have bent, broken blinds or blinds that are jammed or stuck, here’s a guide on how to fix them or get them working again.

How can I repair broken blinds?

All of our products come with a two-year warranty. If your window treatments break or become faulty within this timeframe, you can submit a claim to Half Price Blinds. For claims covered by the warranty, we will replace or repair any product with like or similar parts, found to be defective as a result of faulty materials. Find out more about our repair process here.

How long does it take to install blinds?

Even though it seems like a huge task, installing blinds is actually pretty easy to do yourself. Plus, if you know what you’re doing, it doesn’t take too long either! Once you’ve read through our DIY guides and watched our how-to install videos, it should only take 30 minutes to an hour (max) to install your new blinds.

How do I measure for blinds?

No matter what type of blind you require, measuring your windows is easy with our simple instructions which you can find here. Before you get started, make sure you have a metal tape measure, plus a pen and paper on hand.

Where do you ship to?

We ship our DIY blinds, curtains, awnings and shutters Australia-wide!

How much will delivery cost?

We offer free shipping on orders over $199 that are inside any Australian capital city metro area. If the order is to be delivered outside of any capital city metro area, a surcharge for packing and freight will be added to your order.

How long will my order take?

We aim to ship all orders in a timely manner, however it’s worth keeping in mind that certain products do take longer than others to manufacture. Please follow this estimated guide for manufacturing and delivery timeframes below or you can view the full product guide here.

• Indoor Blinds: 11-15 working days (excludes shutters, vertisheer blinds and vision blinds)

• Outdoor Blinds, Vision Blinds and Vertisheers: 21-25 working days

• Plantation Shutters: 8-10 weeks

Can I get a measure and quote?

Half Price Blinds is a 100% online shop so unfortunately, we do not measure and install or provide quotes. However, if you measure your windows and enter the measurements online, you'll be able to see how much your new window treatments will cost.

Can I order custom size blinds?

Yes, absolutely! If your window measurements are outside of the minimum or maximum width or drop listed in the product order form, all you need to do is send us an email or call our customer service team to arrange your custom order.

Got a question that hasn’t been answered? Get in touch via Facebook or by calling my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041, and they'll beat any competing in-store or online blinds quote you may have by a huge 10 percent!

You can find all of our shutters, awnings, curtains and blinds online for the lowest prices, guaranteed. Plus, we deliver Australia-wide from Perth to the east coast and offer free shipping on nearly all orders over $199.

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