If you love being outdoors, you know the importance of an open-air area to your way of living. For over 30 years, we’ve been helping homeowners in maximising their outdoor spaces with outdoor blinds that provide shade from the sun and rain. If you’re living in Brisbane and want to make use of your outdoor space, FKR Group is ready to help you anytime!
As much as love the warmth of the sun, overexposure can cause skin problems. That is why these patio blinds are the solution to lowering that damaging sun exposure. They are designed to be fitted on the outside of the property to stop heat from making direct contact with the window or doors. Having an external fabric can also prevent overheating, fading, and furniture damage. Not only does it prevent damage, setting them up on your balcony or patio area maximizes outdoor space.
At FKR Group, you can find outdoor shade solutions that meet your exact requirements. We have a vast range of long-standing products available such as:
What are the benefits of installing outdoor blinds?
Having the best window covers at home provides comfort and protection to family members. However, deciding which ones will fit your space is challenging: you need to consider many factors, such as functionality, style, price, service, and quality.
The main benefits of these products are:
Thermal efficiency (in certain instances)
What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Outdoor blinds are essential for the house with an open area or window that is exposed to the direct heat to have covers. They offer many advantages, such as providing shade from direct sunlight, protecting appliances and furniture from overexposure to sunlight. They can also prevent overheating and protect your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
As for the disadvantages, an amateur job may churn aesthetically displeasing results with lacklustre finishing. But if you work with a trusted professional, you can definitely get the best value for your money.
What are the different types of outdoor blinds?
All types will serve the function of privacy and keeping out sunlight, primarily. And they are all going to be located outside, as you can deduct from the name.
You can get the type that rolls up. These are very common, especially on balconies. Certain types will roll to the side instead of upwards. You can also get motorised ones, which are often engineered with water resistant materials.
You can also classify these products by by their material, commonly wood, wood composite, PVC, or aluminium. What material the blind is made of will have a large impact on the cost, durability, appeal, and maintenance.
This type also includes awnings and waterproof coverings that might extend over an entrance to a cafe or restaurant. In other words, they can extend outward, not just up and down, or from side-to-side.
Why Choose FKR Group?
As Brisbane’s leading supplier and installer of outdoor blinds for 30 years, we’re best known for providing premium quality shade products. Our products come in a wide selection of colours and styles that will modernize either your home or business properties. These are stylish, easy to maintain, very functional – worth every single dime.
Here’s why we are still leading the trade of window covers in Brisbane:
#1. All of FKR Group’s clients always experience superior quality products and services. We ensure that our products will stand the test of time.
#2. With quality and flair, we provide the exact requirements, design, and necessities of our clients, and have been doing so for over 30 years.
#3. No job is too big (or small) for FKR Group. We can provide outdoor solutions for everyone, anytime and anywhere in Brisbane. All our consultations and installation appointments are always on the dot.
#4. We offer product warranties of longer than 30 years for certain items. And it’s not just our products that are covered by warranty, but also the installation. Moreover, our products are locally produced and made of the highest quality components. They are built to last so you get the most value out of your investment.
If you’re looking for urgent consultations for quality window products, call us now on 📞61 412 872 822.
Frequently Asked Questions About Brisbane Outdoor Blinds
What material is the best for outdoor blinds?
It depends on what you are looking for. Generally, Aluminium is the strongest and most affordable material. It lasts the longest and can deliver the best value for money when installed correctly. But if you’re looking for a material that is more flexible and serves as a waterproof covering against rain, then it’s not the best option (PVC would be a better selection here).
Can I install it by myself?
You can, but we can’t guarantee that you’ll end up with the same results as when you work with a professional. The problem with DIY jobs is that outdoor blinds may not be properly installed. That’s why it’s always best to work with a professional. You probably won’t be able to rely on any kind of warranty when you complete a self-install, and this is something to be mindful of. Moreover, for complex window covers with specialised functions, it’s better to use qualified installers so nothing goes wrong.
How do I know which type of outdoor blinds is right for my home/business?
There is a multitude of styles and varieties to choose from. The first step is to identify what you are actually looking for. Do you want simple covers to keep out light and enhance your privacy? Or are you looking for covers with good insulation properties? Do you want these covers to be standalone features on their own or a hidden function that people don’t notice?
Once you have a better idea of what you actually need, you will narrow down the selection. If you look for any service without having a clear idea of what you need, then you could be liable to make poor and costly decisions.
Can I reduce the cost?
There are some ways to reduce the cost. The main methods would include:
Completing a self-install (though this could backfire)
Working with a high-quality but affordable provider
Purchasing functional, affordable window covers that work well but without any special features.
Alternatively, you could look at it as a long term investment. Better quality providers will offer you strong warranties, often longer than 10 years! You can reduce the cost of outdoor blinds by taking a long term approach so you don’t have to pay money to replace or repair the covers prematurely.
Do outdoor blinds need to be custom made?
Technically, they don’t need to be custom made. But in practice, it’s far better if they are. This ensures that you get the right measurements with the exact fit. The more specialised and expensive the product, the more important it is to get a custom fit and install.
It will cost you more if it goes wrong and is harder to get right in the first place. If you have a small window that you want to cover, then you have a stronger case for taking your own measurements and ordering the covers online.
At FKR Group, we custom make covers so they are an exact fit. We don’t like leaving anything to chance.
Call now on 📞0412 872 822 for a fast, free quote and on-site service.
A local business with over 30 years of experience in the industry.
With Product Warranties ranging up to 30 years, and all installations covered by warranty, we only provide first class care for our customers.
No pushy sales reps, no obligations, just quality advice and fair pricing for all of our customers.
We come to you for your obligation free quote. Choose the styles and colours you want in the comfort of your home.
All of our products are custom made to suit your openings ensuring a high quality finish to your home, business or investment property.
We pride ourselves on being professional at all times. From the first point of contact through to after sales service.
At FKR Group, quality products and good old fashioned customer service are our priorities.
Call us on 0412 872 822.
The quality of the blinds are amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone!!
Quality work and efficient at what they do. I had new roman blinds installed and they look fabulous. Would recommend
Amazing servicing!! Highly recommend anyone who needs new blinds. Thanks again guys!
FKR Group offer a fantastic range of internal window blinds, shutters & curtains with simple, cost effective solutions for the latest options on motorisation. As a supplier of window furnishings with over 30 years industry experience, I would recommend the services of owner Frankie Rylance and his team to anyone considering installing one of the many innovative, bespoke sun protection systems on offer for your home or business.
Reviews are spot on, Frankie is a true professional in this business and loves what he does. We had few more quotes, Frankie gave precise information what we are getting with a very competitive pricing. We are glad we choose FKR. At the end, we loved the product and the service, very happy with the zipscreen outdoor blinds.