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I had my blinds installed yesterday in the master bedroom. I wasn’t aware that the material was flimsy and if you don’t open in the middle they come out of the track. It would have been cheaper to put a roller blind in and tint the windows…. The one in the theatre room does the job - I can access this really easily to raise up and now. Bedroom not easy at all to use with a bed head in front of it
Retractable string broke
Under 2 years and we have a broken string in the retraction part. Seems very flimsy and worried others will go. Call out $120 and then $90 per hour. Warranty only 1 year.
Installation of blockout blinds
The blinds are a great product and as a shift worker, are great for darkening a room. The process was seamless with a possible streamline. We had a different installer to the check measure. If our installer had done the measure he would have known of specific issues regarding our windows eg ability to remove and put in fly screens, have offered alternatives to improve the overall look of the frames. The installer did a great job overcoming a few issues. Certainly recommend them regardless and product is great.
The blinds are great. We just had a service on one that wasn't working and I couldn't fault the person fixing the blind. It took a while for the company to get in touch with me to organise the call out and the price was a bit excessive.
Love the blinds. Follow up customer service needs work.
The purchase and sale process was smooth and I love the blinds now they're installed. Follow up before the install was lacking and resulted in having to wait 9 weeks, not 6 weeks. Great quality, definitely blackout.
Service and installation were great, just took a lot longer to install than originally quoted. Happy so far but they have just been finished. Look nice
Poor after purchase service
I purchased two blinds two years ago, the blind installation was very good and when working the product is working, it blocks out the light as advertised. Unfortunately the string that holds the blind tight has snapped and the blind does not function as it should. I scheduled a service call for the blind to be fixed, this has since been cancelled by screenaway twice. If the next appointment is not cancelled we would have waited 6 weeks for a technician to fix the screenaway blind. The customer service team are apologetic however do not care of ...the inconvenience placed on the customer. Both appointments were cancelled by screenaway and there was no attempt to reschedule the appointment, I was sternly offered the next available appointment because they are so busy. Incredibly disappointed in the aftercare service.
Problems prior to overdue installation.
Not happy with the whole process. At sign-up we were told 3-4 weeks max. Had the final measure up 1 week later & after 4 weeks, installation took place. Problem! 2 out of 3 of the blinds had faulty, spring systems (I was told this had happened before but obviously had never been rectified. So back to Adelaide ( where the factory is ). After 6 weeks advised of date for re-installation. The installer didn't turn up. The only installer on the Gold Coast called in sick.! 2 days later an installer turned up & after 7 weeks the blinds were finally in...stalled. I must admit the feedback while waiting for everything to be rectified was pretty good with plenty of apologies forthcoming. The installers were very professional & friendly. The product looks very classy but only time will tell whether I have any problems.
Check your invoice!
When I purchased three blinds for the bay window in my master bedroom screen away had a no installation fee running. I wasn’t home when they fitted my blind and my hubby called and asked me to pay the invoice before they left the house that day. I did. A few weeks later they sent the invoice to me and a cost of $249.99 was included for installation. When I called to query it they assured me even though it said this on my invoice I wasn’t charged for it...except I was. The invoice was itemised and I paid the total amount, this includes the install cost. Be wary.
Very happy with the customer service and product
I’ve had Screenaway installed in two bedrooms in the house. It’s is definitely effective at blocking out the light! It’s the only internal blind product I’ve found with zero light bleed around the edges - pretty impressive.
Their customer service has been good also - Zoey has been incredibly friendly, proactive and helpful.
Only concern to note is that the screens are not secured into the track down the side, so a strong draft can cause our screens to pop out of their track. This means the screens are not useable for us on windy days, even with the windows fully closed. It’s a limitation in the product that I think they could have warned us about. I will be trying to have the draft sealed and see how it goes after that.
I’ve had a bad experience with these blinds. Took a long time to get installed, over two months and after two weeks in they broke by coming off the rails. They are very expensive and the quality was worth it. All the people I dealt with however were very friendly, the product was just disappointing.
True blackout blinds! But beware of 'hidden' costs (SA)
We LOVE our ScreenAway blinds. They are totally black out and look really modern and sleek.
Our installer Adam was fantastic. He made sure every blind was perfect and always kept us informed about what he was doing and how. However, be aware that they can charge you for 'pull sticks' which we were not made aware of, and their 'check measure' appointments are also an additional cost of around $55, again which was not disclosed. We only noticed it because we checked our invoice. Otherwise, the blinds are great and customer service with Mel was so easy and was always happy to help. (Adelaide, SA)
These blinds are amazing , turns day into night...just like that !!!! My little man sleeps 2 hours flat at lunchtime...game changing
You just need to be gentle with the up and down....
Good blinds and excellent outcome
Excellent prodict that suited my needs . The customer service, initial consultation, installation went well and i can say it is total block out indeed! Definitely recommend for anyone preferring total block out and yes there is a learning in how to pull it up and down - but it works like it should :-).
Kids sleep easy
Very happy with the blinds installed in all our kids rooms especially with daylight savings. Blocks out the light as it’s supposed to. Easy to pull down and they look great. On the odd occasion the blind has come out of the track but they are easy enough to put back in.
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