Great for block out but that's it
Had these installed a year ago. Great for block out for sleeping but that's it. No good if you have evaporative air conditioning as the windows need to be slightly open for air flow and the blinds are sucked out of their tracks so you cant have the blinds down on a hot night so that defeats the purpose of having block out blinds. No no-one informed us of this issue. Slight breeze and they come out their track. they are very flimsy. Don't let children operate them because of the blinds flimsy nature.
Great…..for a month.
We had 4 of these installed about a year ago. Two work great. The large one is horrible. Slightest breeze blows it off its track. It is now all shredded and will no longer go up and down. Company no longer responds to our complaints. Do NOT get these installed in larger windows unless they are air tight. This was NOT mentioned during the sales call.
Extreme waste of money
Looked an amazing product on the video.
What a shock, blinds constantly blow off the rail.
The installer said there was a slight draft coming in the window so applied. Black sealer foam. Was not informed this would make the blinds pop off.
Recent inspection which I was going to be charged for, but refused… the solution was removing the bottom bar and to leave the blinds open by 10mm-14mm, defeating the blockout at they said they provide.
Find a better company that cares about their customers concerns and doesn’t leave them to solve the issue.
One of the worst customer experiences I have ever had.
Wanted blockout for a media room. 3/2/21 Initial contact via social marketing was good, sales person was also great to deal with. Advised an installer will contact me in roughly 4-6 weeks time to do a check measure, he arrived a few hours late and winged because head office should not have made his booking at the agreed time, he said someone will be in contact in a couple of weeks to arrange installation. a few weeks later I recieved another call advising a 2nd check measure was necessary with no explination why. The original sales lady and ...the 1st installers check measure was not good enough?. 3rd check measure was completed and told installation would be another 2-3 weeks away. Today installer came out and said he can't install because the original blinds were in the way. This was not an issue at the time of quoting as I scecifcally wanted them to blockout in our media room. And never discussed by the check measure x 2. now have to wait another 2-3 weeks for adjustments. So far my experience is very poor and I would not recommend.
Dont purchase save your money
Purchase 4 blinds got installed in January, since then every time you open a window or air con the blinds move out of place and can’t close.
Complained made appointments to see the blinds and sent me same guy he did nothing .
When u sign up they pressure u to lock a deal and don’t mention the air problems with these blinds .
They refuse to refund all they want to do is fix .
There warranty is crap.
I spend over $3000 please go to normal roller blinds .
Prepare to be disappointed. Terrible, terrible after sales service.
Had 3 blinds installed about 3 years ago. The largest blind had issues coming out of its track from Day 1. Every time we’ve tried to get it looked at or repaired it has been a painful, drawn out experience with slow response times.
In the past few weeks the blind has become unopenable, getting stuck at 30cm and crumpling even to get it that far. Have been struggling to get anyone to call us back for weeks despite multiple attempts at contacting Screen Away.
Not fitted correctly - Multiple calls & visits to fix has not been successful
We had 3 screen away blinds in 2 bedrooms installed and paid for, including installation costs at the end of 2019. After the installation we found waves in each blind and some light coming in from the sides and bottom sill. After multiple callouts to fix the issues we are still awaiting the product to be installed correctly or get the blinds in one of the bedrooms replaced. The after market responses and work has been very poor and disappointing. Every time we have received different persons that have offered different opinions as to why the p...revious fix was not correctly performed. We have had to consistently chase up the company about their non communication with us re the previous callouts. This is poor customer service, especially for an Australian company. We have also seen more light coming from around the edges of the blinds after each installer attempts to fix the issues.
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.
Do not buy! Not worth the hassle
I got screen away installed at the beginning of 2020 and since then they have only causes me multiple call outs to get it replaced. I only have 3 small screens but they constantly have issues. The casing falls off super easy, the mesh wires that stops extra light coming through falls out which eventually lets light through so you loose the 100% black out concept. I have made at least 5 different service calls to get it fixed and every time they either don’t show up or turn up hours late
Couldn’t even turn up on time for a quote !
Had a quote lined up for a quote. And I get a call half an hour late to try to organise later in the afternoon.
I base my purchases on customer service especially punctuality . If you can’t turn up on time within 5-10mines either side you don’t deserve my money!
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)
QLD Buyers BEWARE
I had these blinds installed in January 2020 and as of September I am still waiting for them to come and fix the error their installer made (he installed them too low and my louvres cannot open).
The office has made error after error, and the job was forgotten about on more than one occasion. There has been three different installers out to repair the job and every time they've been unable to do so (parts, ordering issues etc).
If you are in QLD and considering these blinds I would choose another company. There service is appalling.
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....
Great idea, but rubbish products
Blinds fitted in 4 Bedrooms Oct 19, main bed ones failed to work, kept coming out of tracks, the one on the door we couldn’t open for 3 months. Installer was useless and wrecked out window sills. Waiting for a replacement blind still. Another blind in another has now broken. Paid $4400 for rubbish. Jims Blinds quoted $3009 for same blinds 18mths prior.
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 :-).
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