Outdoor Blinds: Your questions answered

Summer will be here before we know it, so we thought we would outline a few common questions we get regarding some of the Franklyn Outdoor Blinds.

Outdoor Blinds: Your Questions Answered


With so many styles and options, Franklyn has the Outdoor Blind that’s right for you.

Our experienced staff know their Outdoor Blinds, so much so that we’ve been able to put together these Frequently Asked Questions for each of our Outdoor Blind product styles. If you’ve got a question about our blinds, we’ve got the answer.

If your question hasn’t been answered below, you can send your question to one of our experienced staff.

 

Cafe Blinds

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The Cafe Blind is operated by using a simple cord and pulley system, and achieves weatherproofing by the use of heavy duty zippers down both sides.

Why Is It Called A Café Blind?

Café Blinds acquire this name due to the demand for complete weather protection for commercial operating cafes. Many cafes choose Clear or Tinted PVC as it prevents rain and wind from entering the dining areas and affecting their patrons. If you’re looking for complete climate protection for your home entertaining area, Cafe Blinds are a great choice. 

Can You Zip The Café Outdoor Blinds Together?

 Yes, Franklyn Café Blinds have zipped, spline sides which enable them to be joined to other café blinds. This creates the complete climate protection which commercial cafe’s need.

What Is The Maximum Width Of A Café Outdoor Blind?

Franklyn recommend a maximum width of 3.9m.

What Are The Benefits Of A Café Blind?

Café Blinds are suitable for raked roofs, and are fantastic in keeping outdoor entertaining areas warm in winter and dry during the summer storm season.

Interested in a Cafe Blind for your home? You can see our full range here on the Franklyn website here. Don’t forget, we also offer a free measure and quote service.

 

Multi Stop Channel Blinds

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The specially designed end caps fitted to the bottom rail create this unique locking mechanism.

What Is A Multi-Stop Channel Blind?

The Franklyn Multi-Stop Channel is a unique Outdoor Blind featuring an easy to use spring-assisted operation feature which allows the blind to be stopped at any height desired. It’s the perfect solution for an outdoor entertainment area.

What Is The Maximum Width Of The Multi-Stop Outdoor Blind?

The Franklyn Multi-Stop Blind has a recommended width of 4.5m.

Can The Multi-Stop Blind Be Motorised?

Unfortunately multi-stop blinds cannot be motorised. For motorised outdoor blinds please see the Franklyn Heavy Duty Blind, Wire Guide or Zipscreen Blind product range for motorisation.

Is The Multi-Stop Channel Blind Easy To Use?

Yes, The Multi-Stop Channel Blind is a best seller at Franklyn due to its ease of operation and affordability.

Interested in a Multi Stop Channel Blind for your home? You can see our full range here on the Franklyn website here. Don’t forget, we also offer a free measure and quote service.

 

Crank Operated Blinds

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The Crank Operated Straight Drop blind is ideal for areas that need protection from the sun and light breeze.

Is The Crank Operated Blind Easy To Use?

Yes, this Crank Operated Outdoor Blind is easily operated with a crank handle.

What Is The Maximum Width Of The Crank Operated Blind?

Franklyn recommend a maximum width of 5.5m.

Does This Outdoor Blind Protect My Home In Storms?

No, Franklyn recommend that all outdoor blinds be retracted during high winds and storms.

Is A Weatherbox Required For This Outdoor Blind?

Franklyn do recommend a weatherbox for the crank operated outdoor blind, however it is not required.

Interested in a Crank Operated Blind for your home? You can see our full range here on the Franklyn website here. Don’t forget, we also offer a free measure and quote service.

 

Wire Glide Blinds

Guided by stainless steel wires, the wire guide blind is the first choice for high openings requiring longer blinds.

What Is The Maximum Width Of The Wire Guide Blind?

Franklyn recommend a maximum width of 5.8m for the Wire Guide.

Why Is It Called The Wire Guide Blind?

The Wire Guide Blind is guided by stainless steel wires, which offer a sleek and unintrusive appearance which is popular for high openings.

Can The Wire Guide Blind Be Motorised?

Yes, the Wire Guide Blind is available with both motorisation and crank handle operation.

What Is A Outdoor Blind Weatherbox?

A weatherbox is designed to protect the outdoor blind from the harsh weather conditions when retracted. Franklyn Outdoor Blind weather boxes are available in 4 standard colours.

Interested in Wire Glide Blinds for your home? You can see our full range here on the Franklyn website here. Don’t forget, we also offer a free measure and quote service.

 

Zipscreen Blinds

Patented technology using the z-Lock provides a perfect seal.

What Is The Maximum Width Of The Zipscreen Blind?

A standard Zipscreen can span to 5.8m however the new Zipscreen Extreme can span up to 7m.

Is there a zip in the blind?

Yes the Zipscreen Outdoor Blind uses a unique zip side retention system.

 

Zipscreen also is available in clear PVC

The Clear PVC Zipscreen Blind is great at keeping the warmth in and the bugs out, and you have a perfect view.

Interested in Zipscreen Blinds or Zipscreen Extreme for your home? You can see our full range here on the Franklyn website here. Don’t forget, we also offer a free measure and quote service.