Frequently asked questions
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How much does it cost to install roller shutters?
Roller shutter prices in Australia depend on different variables and requirements for each project, which makes it hard to give you a fixed price. However, check our latest guide on "How much are roller shutters in 2023?" to get an idea of their price.
At Dynamic roller shutters, we manufacture our shutters locally which lets us offer window roller blinds at competitive prices. Furthermore, we have over a decade of experience delivering exceptional services for all your domestic and commercial roller shutter needs from quote to completion.
How long does it take to install roller shutters?
The shutters installation takes an hour or two for each window depending on the size, scaffolding requirements and accessories included.
How do you clean roller shutters?
Outdoor roller shutters are a wonderful addition to your home or business, but they may need to be cleaned every now and then and give them a fresh, brand-new look.
Check our latest guide on How to clean roller shutters from the inside.
Do roller shutters reduce noise?
A perfectly fitted roller shutter may minimise incoming noise by as much as 80%. In fact, you may enjoy peace and quiet at home with roller shutters.
In addition, window roller shutters can relieve stress levels by providing privacy and light control. In fact, you can read out our blog "how roller shutters block out noise" to learn about how they help with noise and the importance of a proper installation.
At Dynamic Home Enhancements, we guarantee that our experts will do a fantastic job installing your noise-reduction roller shutters.
Do roller shutters reduce heat?
In fact, another advantage of modern roller shutters is their insulation properties that help to keep your home toasty warm during winter, and during the summer, they will keep your home cool.
Moreover, premium roller shutters from the DHE Group have a specific insulative substance that gives you more control over the temperature inside the house. Also, it means you may see some important savings on your energy bill as you won't need to use the AC too often.
How to fix roller shutters?
- You will find on this list a few of the most common concerns experienced by roller shutter owners and a quick fix to get your shutters back on track.
- Shutters don't open or shut: Roller shutters failing to fully open or close is one of the most typical problems. Firstly, you may have to check if the power supply is on as a first step. Look for lights that may indicate this, and then switch them off and on to see if that resolves the problem. However, if the shutters are still having issues after verifying this, you can hunt for a different solution.
- Overheating: If the window shutter is used continuously for an extended period of time, it might eventually overheat. If you feel this is the source of your troubles, it's a good idea to let your shutters cool off before using them again.
- Shutters are sticking: If your manual or electric shutters are becoming increasingly sticky or blocked, it might be due to a lack of lubricant. WD40 will be your best mate in this situation. All you have to do is use WD40 to line the rails of your system and you may be able to remedy the problem. Furthermore, this method eliminates any annoying screaming noises coming from the roller shutters.
- Security roller shutters only shutting halfway: Automatic shutters rely on proximity sensors to work, and when these sensors get dirty or uneven, they may only close halfway. To solve this, make sure the sensors are properly aligned, dirt-free, and not damaged. After that, give them a thorough inspection to see whether the problem has been resolved.
- Shutter condition: Sometimes, it is just the state of your shutters that causes trouble. If that is the case, you should know that minor faults should not affect the general performance of the window roller shutters; however, if you spot any significant cracks or dents, then you need an expert on roller shutter repairs.
How to lubricate roller shutters?
Take into consideration silicone-based or sticky products should not be used to lubricate roller shutters since they collect dirt and dust, which can cause trouble in their proper operation.
Alternatively, you can use anti-static lubricant sprays to lubricate the shutters. You can spray the oil over the plastic clips at the top of each track and in between the guides. We recommend doing this at least once a year to keep them in good condition and ensure they last longer.
How to stop roller shutters from rattling?
It's critical to maintain your shutter on a regular basis in order to keep it in excellent working condition. Excess dust and filth will be prevented by cleaning your roller shutters. You should wash them every 3 to 4 months if you live in a windy environment.
Regular oil lubrication will keep it from rusting and rattling, but be sure to use an anti-static spray instead of a silicon-based one, as the latter may collect dust and debris. Finally, lubricate the bearings at least once a year to prevent the rolling mechanism from becoming rough or corroded.
How strong and durable are Dynamic roller shutters?
Our domestic and commercial roller shutters are manufactured with rust-free and marine-grade aluminium, durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions and bushfires.
As one of Australia’s largest independent window roller shutter manufacturers, the DHE Group offers you the best range and advice on custom-made roller shutters and roller shutters repairs.
Who can help with everything regarding roller shutters?
Thanks to our trusted and dedicated customer service team, you will find us approachable for all your concerns.
Are shutters suitable for both commercial and residential properties?
Our best roller shutters are suitable for both residential and commercial properties. They are popular in workplaces as they add security without causing high budget costs.
How can I get my commercial roller shutters installed?
You will have qualified and skilled technicians to install window shutters and controllers in your business. Just fill up our contact form or call us to book your FREE measurement and quote.
How much do motorized outdoor blinds cost?
The price of motorised outdoor blinds will depend on many factors. To learn about those variables and find out how much cafe blinds are in 2023, read our latest blog.
Thanks to a direct relationship with Australian manufacturers, we offer discounts on outdoor blinds. Send us a message and let’s talk about what you are after, then we will measure the area for FREE and come up with an accurate quote based on your preferences.
How to clean mould off outdoor blinds?
Outdoor roller blinds are a perfect addition to any home or business and with proper maintenance and cleaning their life can be extended. Also, as you may know, outdoor fabrics will be subject to general markings and mould, but prompt attention to the affected areas will minimize staining and fabric degradation. The following guide has some tips on how to clean outdoor blinds.
How to fix outdoor roller blinds?
Most people are unaware of how easy it is to troubleshoot and repair roll-up outdoor shades. 99% of the time, you won’t need to spend a cent to fix your roll-up shades. Following are a few of the more basic problems you might encounter, as well as options for solving them.
Step 1 – Rolling Tension Too Tight
If the tension on your shades feels too tight, it’s probably time to adjust the spring within. The tension is controlled by a coiled spring within that is raised and lowered. Lift your shades out of their brackets, manually unroll them about halfway, and replace them in the brackets to relieve spring stress. To test the tension, roll and unroll it on the brackets, then repeat if the tension is still too tight. If your shades won’t roll down all the way, this is a common solution. It indicates the spring is too tight to tighten any further and needs to be adjusted.
Step 2 – Rolling Tension Too Loose
When your shades are so loose that they pull themselves up when you let go, it’s likely because the spring isn’t being tensioned enough. The answer is the total opposite of the previous one. Pull the shade down halfway, remove it from its brackets, and roll it back up manually. Test the tension by putting it back on the brackets. If it’s still not as tight as you’d like, repeat the process. As force is repeatedly applied to springs, they will lose their tension over time. Don’t be shocked if you need to do this in the future to enhance the tension.
Step 3 – Shades Won’t Roll Up At All
This can happen when spring tension is too loose, and if this is the case, you can fix it by doing Step 2. The spring inside must be completely uncoiled if it doesn’t work. This can be fixed by removing the roller from the brackets and manually unrolling it halfway. Turn the stationary pin inwards with pliers until some tension is felt. Turn the ratchet just enough to connect the pawl to the ratchet once it has been turned the other way. This latch prevents the pawl from moving in a different direction.
If necessary, follow steps 1 or 2 to tighten or loosen the spring tension.
Step 4 – Wobbly Shades
A bent stationary pin is a common cause of this problem. You can fix this by pulling out the shades’ brackets, pulling out the pin, and using pliers to straighten it.
Step 5 – More Extensive Problems
If the problem is more extensive, we would be happy to help out. You can send us a message or call us on 1300 343 476. Inspect the problem yourself to see if you can find and fix it, but be aware that you may cause further damage and need to buy new outdoor shades.
What are the best outdoor blinds?
To create the ideal outdoor space, the DHE group offer a selection of PVC and Mesh outdoor blinds. Outdoor blinds are sometimes called Café blinds, Alfresco blinds or Patio blinds, but they are all basically the same thing.
The DHE group offer ziptrack blinds to give great shade and weather protection without the need for ropes or pulleys to enhance the look and feel of your outdoor space. With a choice of PVC or premium hi-tech fabrics (mesh), our outdoor blinds are built from quality materials, and UV-stabilised fabrics to withstand the harsh Australian climate to give you comfort, style and year-round use of your outdoor areas.
How to install outdoor blinds?
Where can I buy outdoor blinds?
At Dynamic Home Enhancements, we have a full range of outdoor blinds, café blinds, and ziptrack screen blinds. At the same time, we custom-make your outdoor blinds to your exact measurements for the perfect fit and suitable for your alfresco area, veranda, patio or balcony.
With the DHE Group, you get the benefit of a company founded in 2010, with a five-stars experienced team that has been reviewed many times on the highly recognised website productreview.com.au.
Are outdoor blinds waterproof?
Dynamic outdoor blinds are weatherproof and provide exceptional shade and sun protection. Here we can give you professional advice on what outdoor blinds are the best for different weather elements that a country like Australia experiences every season.
What is a ziptrack blind?
A Ziptrack blind is a type of outdoor blind or or bistro blind shade system designed to enclose an outdoor space such as a patio, pergola, or balcony. It is made from a durable fabric and attached to a track system that runs along the edges of the space.
What sets Ziptrack blinds apart from other types of outdoor blinds is their unique track system that holds the fabric securely in place. The fabric is attached to a zip on each side, which is then inserted into the track, creating a seal that keeps out wind, rain, and insects.
What is the best material to select for an outdoor blind – PVC or Mesh?
The best choice of outdoor blinds for you depends on many factors including how much shade protection or privacy you want to create for your outdoor living. At Dynamic Home Enhancements, our team of expert consultants will guide and advise you on how to select the right blinds for your needs.
In short, PVC Outdoor Blinds offer maximum weather protection, they are great for year-round use keeping the winds out in the cooler months and offer shade protection throughout summer. With PVC blinds, you can have full visibility and tinted for added privacy.
On the other hand, outdoor mesh blinds offer fantastic protection from the elements protecting against wind, rain and insects while allowing some airflow comes in a fabulous selection of colours to compliment your exterior décor and we offer a choice of different weaves – the closer the weave of the fabric, the greater the shade protection and privacy.
Do you offer motorised outdoor blinds?
The DHE group prides itself on offering a wide choice of premium electric outdoor blinds, fabrics, colours and control options. They are spring-loaded for easy operation. Outdoor blinds can be battery-powered, or mains connected and are deployed via a wall-mounted switch or remote control for effortless operation.
How long does it take to measure up for outdoor blinds?
Please allow between 30 minutes to an hour for our consultants to guide you through your choices and measure up for the perfect custom-made outdoor blind. Professional and knowledgeable consultants can help and advise you on the best blinds for your outdoor area and can even recommend the best colours to match your existing décor.
Can outdoor blinds be used on a balcony?
Yes, in fact, outdoor blinds are a great solution for a balcony. They offer fantastic shade protection to ensure that you can comfortably use your balcony at any time of the day and are ideal for filtering the harsh afternoon sun.
Read our latest blog about the Five advantages of installing outdoor blinds in your home or business.
What is the maximum width of an outdoor blind?
Our superb range of outdoor blinds is suitable for small or large entertaining areas. Our blind widths span openings of up to 5 meters wide. For openings of more than 5 meters, we can add additional pillars or posts to divide the area into suitable dimensions for blinds.
Can I have made to measure outdoor blinds if my pergola is not 100% square?
There are many outdoor buildings such as pergolas, patios and verandas that for various reasons don’t sit 100% square. All of our blinds outdoors come with a weather seal at the base as standard. This not only helps to seal the area but can also help hide any height differences that run across the patio slab or pavers.
Even if your outdoor building is not 100% square, your blind will always be fitted 100% straight, and if any gaps are remaining at the top of the blind, these can be easily covered with flashing.
Can I hide my outdoor blinds from view when they are not in use?
Outdoor blinds are usually installed on the inside of your patio, pergola or verandah. When not in use they are folded neatly out of the way, however for increased durability we recommend installing your blinds in a metal housing. A metal housing not only offers maximum weather protection but neatly hides the blinds when not in use.
Do you offer a guarantee with outdoor blinds?
At the DHE Group, we use premium parts and raw materials in the manufacture of our cafe blinds and offer a five-year guarantee that covers parts and labour.
When can you install my blinds?
Your blinds can usually be installed within five days of your check measure.
Do I need to do any preparation before installation?
The DHE group pride itself on excellent customer service so we make dealing with us easy and stressfree. Providing we have clear access to your outdoor area, we take care of everything from the initial measure and installation, through to testing and cleaning up, so you can just relax and enjoy your new blinds.
How long does installation take?
Installation times vary depending on the type, number and size of the blinds being fitted. On average it takes between 1 ½ to 2 hours to install and test each blind.
Can I leave my blinds down during high winds and stormy conditions?
Although our outdoor blinds are a great way to break up the wind and give you a calmer outdoor area, they are not recommended to be put down during very windy conditions. However, we don’t include wind damage as part of our warranty, as we always recommend our customers put the outdoor blinds up during these conditions.
How much are plantation shutters?
Plantation shutters are normally priced based on the size of the window and the cost per square metre. It will also be determined by the shutters’ style, material, and installation method. The total cost will vary depending on whether you buy online or at a physical store.
Stores with showrooms and sales employees, as well as those that provide installation services, often incur additional costs. We can eliminate these costs at DHE Group and pass the savings on to you in the advantage of the low plantation shutters. Call us now on 1300 343 476 or send us a message.
Do plantation shutters block out light?
Plantation shutters are one of the great choices for controlling light in a space. Unlike most blinds and drapes, shutters provide complete control over the amount of light that enters a room while allowing enough air circulation.
Indoor and outdoor plantation shutters are significantly more effective than blinds or curtains at controlling light. In the case of the blinds, there are just two options: open or closed. As a result, there’s no privacy and air movement via the window, or there’s no privacy and air circulation. Similarly, curtains provide only a full block out or a sheer option, compromising privacy and light control.
In conclusion, plantation shutters combine the advantages of both worlds. To learn more if “are plantation shutters blackout?“, read our latest blog.
How to clean plantation shutters?
Plantation shutters may be a lovely addition to your house, giving it just the style you want. But, as with every object you bring home, the reality comes in that you will have to clean it someday and clean it well.
Read our guide on “How to clean plantation shutters at home”.
How to install plantation shutters?
Step 1: Installing the frame.
- Hidden Frame (Recess Fit): Mark 30mm in from the front of the window frame in three locations on the height and width for a hidden frame. Along the 30mm line, align the hanging strip with the hinge pointing front. Take your time with this stage; it will help the remainder of the installation go much more smoothly. They should be screwed in place. Each hinge should have at least one screw. Line up the light block piece at the 30mm markers and screw it in place – often one on either end and one in the centre is usually enough.
- Framed Shutter: For a framed shutter, the frames are marked top bottom left and right. To avoid damaging the frame’s face, place it face down on a soft surface such as a carpet, rug, or towel. If necessary, tap the frame together with a hammer very gently.
- Recess Fit Framed Shutter: Line the shutter frame to the front of the window using a straight edge as a guide for a recess fit. The four corners of the frame should be screwed in. Now, for each hinge, add another screw. At least on the four corners and in the centre, screw the top and bottom together.
- Face Fit Framed Shutter: Line up the top of the frame with the top of the architrave for a perfect fit. The centre top is screwed in first, followed by the two corners. Rep the process on the bottom and sides. Note: Face fit frames are typically made the same size as your architrave. For larger frames, please call 1300 343 476 for advice.
Step 2: Installation of Shutter Panels
Take your shutter panel out of the box. When fully closed, the shutter louvres always face upwards (and the hinge faces forwards), hence this is the left shutter because the hinge is on the left. Place the shutter panel in the hinges and secure it with the hinge pin. Open and close the door to see whether it works.
You can adjust the shutter panel if it is contacting the top or bottom of the window frame by releasing the hinge screws slightly and elevating or lowering the panel. After you’ve made your adjustments, screw in the locking screw. Insert the cover strip after removing the double-sided tape.
How to pair plantation shutters with curtains?
- Use Hanging Panel Curtains: Use hanging panel curtains instead of roman shades or roller blinds to gain access to your shutters and let the light in when you wish. You’ll get the lovely aesthetic that curtains (in a well-chosen fabric) can provide to a space, and you’ll be able to open your shutters by simply pushing your curtains to the side. Another advantage of employing hanging panels is that they can be quickly changed out if your room design changes and you want to introduce new colours and patterns.
- Mount the Curtains Upward and Outward: To make curtains work best with plantation shutters, use a curtain rod that is long enough to allow you to pull the curtains all the way to the side and open the shutters. Furthermore, according to design best practices, your curtain rod should be mounted considerably above the window frame. Installing a rod closer to the ceiling can make your windows look taller than they are, giving your space more apparent height.
- Add Tiebacks For A Formal Look: Instead of letting your hanging panels hang straight down, attach tiebacks or holdbacks on either side of the windows for a more fitted effect. Tiebacks are composed of rope, cloth, or another material, and they wrap around the curtain to hold it in place. Holdbacks are installed on the sides of the window frames to keep the curtains from falling out. Hooks are commonly used, however, any item, such as old door knobs, can be used. When the windows are framing an item such as a bay window, bed, or window seat, tiebacks or holdbacks are very commonly utilised.
What is the best material for plantation shutters?
PVC plantation shutters are not only more moisture-resistant, but they are also fire-resistant.
Wooden plantation shutters are more expensive, harder to clean and take longer to make. As a result, if you’re upgrading your house on a tight schedule or budget, PVC may be the easiest alternative.
Furthermore, many PVC plantation shutters provide further protection since they are designed with more efficient locking points, making them much more difficult for a thief to enter.
Do plantation shutters Adelaide add value to the home?
Yes, the plantation shutters Adelaide brings value to your home. The innovative features and the exquisite look will turn the look of the house.
Window plantation shutters are one of the most versatile window treatments available in the market that add extra style to any room.
Read Are Plantation Shutters in Style? blog, and find out how our clients are using the shutters in their homes
How can I install my ordered plantation shutters in the Central Coast location?
Do exterior plantation shutters keep out the cold?
Windows are an integral part of our homes. It allows natural light to get in and fresh air into the home. However, windows expose unwanted heat and cold. Here’s where the window plantation shutters come to your rescue.
Dynamic plantation shutters offer many benefits. For example, our shutters are specially designed to keep out the cold. Besides, it minimizes the cost of heating.
How quickly can I get my plantation shutters in Perth?
We ship our plantation shutters across Australia with our efficient delivery service. You can get the plantation shutters in Perth on an average of 3-4 weeks. We personalize every plantation shutter as per your requirements.
However, it is important to mention that delivery times may vary depending on where you live in Perth.
What kind of exterior plantation shutters should I buy?
Before buying exterior plantation shutters, you can book a FREE in-home measurement and quote with us. One of our team members will visit you and discuss all your requirement to suggest the best option that fits your budget and meets all your demands.
At Dynamic Home Enhancements, we will help you choose from a wide range of styles, materials and colours. We have got your back!