5 Reasons Not To Buy Cheap Melbourne Roller Blinds

In Melbourne, there are a lot of great blind manufacturers. There are also a lot of places to buy cheap roller blinds.

Cheap roller blinds are a bad idea. As the old saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’. When you buy cheap blinds you’re buying a temporary covering solution for your windows.

Don’t get me wrong, if your home is going to blow up in 6 months, or you’re looking for blinds in your garage or unused room then cheap blinds could be your best option. But in your home that you plan on living in, it is smart to get it right the first time.

In this post, I’m going to cover 5 reasons why cheap roller blinds are a bad idea to hopefully save you from making the same mistakes I see time and time again.

1. Look & Design

When you buy cheap blinds it’s noticeable. Your homes interior design can suffer. Cheap blinds often miss the mark on the right feel or style you’re going for.

For example, when searching for modern roller blinds in Melbourne, you may find cheap ones that look the part. Once you buy and install them you may notice they don’t quite look as good as your mates modern roller blinds that have been purchased and installed from a reputable Melbourne blinds company.

2. Durability

Cheap blinds are cheap for a reason. They are built with lower quality materials and imported from foreign countries.

Cheaper blinds bend, break, and fade. More often than not you’ll need to replace them within one or two years (if you have kids it could be even sooner). The cost of replacing them turns out more expensive in the long run.

When you get high quality blinds the first time they can last 15+ years without any problems.

3. Usability

You want a smooth light operation when rolling your blinds up and down. it’s not very pleasing to pull up rough or clunky roller blinds in the morning. Plus the harder your roller blinds become to pull up the higher the chances of something breaking.

4. insulation

If you’re buying cheap blinds to save money you can actually be losing money by increasing the price of your energy bill.

Well fitted, high-quality roller blinds act as an insulator for your home keeping it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

5. Fitting

Get your roller blinds fitted right by a professional. It’s common to buy blinds that are the right size but don’t come with brackets or the brackets don’t fit!

You don’t want to have to buy the brackets separately or cut the brackets (looks cheap and nasty).

When roller blinds are fitted wrong you can end up with too much light entering the room on completely rolled down roller blinds


You don’t need to pay through the roof for high-quality roller blinds in Melbourne. Give me a call on 0408 622 737 or visit my contact page for a free measure and quote on affordable blinds that don’t lack in quality.

If you’re still after cheap roller blinds I can’t stop you. At least you have now been warned.