Here in sunny Perth, we’re famous for a few things. Like being one of the most isolated cities in the world, selfies with smiling rodents, and getting blasted by the wind all year round.
That’s why we’ve got not just one, but two styles of wind-resistant outdoor blinds in our product range! Keep reading for a quick guide to these two styles, covering everything from how they function to how much they’ll set you back.
Your guide to wind-resistant outdoor blinds
What are Alpha M outdoor blinds?
These sturdy outdoor roller blinds are the latest addition to our outdoor shade blinds range, offering protection from the wind as well as the sun. In fact, these blinds are as durable as they come, with neodymium magnets allowing the fabric to withstand a whopping 120kg of tension per side on a 2.8m drop and 200kg of tension per side on a 4m drop.
What are Windmaster outdoor blinds?
Windmaster blinds are a modern, wind-resistant style of blind designed right here in WA. As our only windproof blind created specifically for local weather conditions, these blinds have been a popular choice for Perth homes ever since we added them to our product range.
Key differences between these outdoor blinds
While both outdoor roller blinds are designed to withstand windy weather, there are a few key differences in the design, function and price range of each product. We’ve given you a brief overview below, plus outlined the finer details if you feel like having a more in-depth read.
- For large windows: Alpha M
- For affordability: Windmasters
- For durability: Alpha M
- For Perth conditions: Windmasters
- For the latest features: Alpha M
This style has been engineered with a fibreglass core to provide exceptional tear resistance. Most outdoor blinds and awnings are made with a basic polyester fabric, which gives Alpha Ms an advantage.
These blinds are made using Eco fabric, which is a square hole weave that’s effective in reducing heat. Thanks to the seamless, zip-free design of these blinds, the tight and tensioned nature of the fabric reduces the likelihood of insects entering your alfresco areas.
Both Alpha Ms and Windmasters function like an outdoor roller blind to block wind, heat and excess light. However, Alpha M outdoor shade blinds have one extra advantage that Windmasters don’t: the ability to self-correct! Should the fabric of the blind become dislodged due to the weather conditions, it will simply return into the channel. Not only is this incredibly convenient, it’s also a first for Australian outdoor products!
When it comes to everyday operation, both styles can be motorised via ABC’s Smart Home Hub so that you can enjoy effortless remote control. Aside from convenience, a great benefit of installing motorised outdoor blinds is reduced energy bills throughout the year. How good is that?
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. So, don’t be alarmed by the higher prices of these durable outdoor blinds compared to cheaper styles on the market – the investment is worth it!
Out of these two wind-resistant blinds, Windmasters are available for a more affordable price point. For an average coverage size of 2000 x 2500, Windmasters will cost approximately $1,285. On the other hand, Alpha M blinds will cost around $4,445 to cover the same sized area.
Like to learn more about our Windmaster or Alpha M outdoor blinds? Give us a call us on 13 13 15, visit one of our Perth showrooms or arrange a free measure and quote with a highly-trained consultant in your own home.
All of our blinds, curtains and awnings are made in Australia and are sold for the lowest prices in the market, guaranteed. Just bring in a quote on any competitor’s comparable item and we’ll beat it by 5%!