Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a door or screen cost?
Prices vary based on sizes. We don’t offer a “one size fits all” door as there are requirements in the Australian Standard regarding security doors. While we can give you an estimation based on your measurements, we do need to conduct a free site measure to provide an accurate price.
What colour can I have my door and screen frames?
There are over 300 powdercoat colours to choose from, including 12 of the very latest Textura range, our representative can show you when carrying out a free measure and quote or you can call into our show room.
Is your company licensed to provide security doors?
Yes, our company is licensed with QBBC and also a proud member of NSSA National Security Screen Association
I don’t know if it’s for me and don’t want to be pressured into buying something
We agree. Our quotes are free and no obligation. Our quality security doors and screens last a long time and we want you to be happy with whatever you choose.
How do I order a door or window screen?
Once you have received your quotation and wish to proceed, a 50% deposit is required to commence the order. Production time varies and depends on the product you are purchasing. The balance is then paid on completion.
What is an awning made of?
An awning consists of a high-quality shade fabric which is stretched tightly across an aluminium or steel frame. Awnings can be motorised or manually operated, depending on the design of the structural frame.
Does an awning provide all-weather protection?
Yes. Awnings that are manufactured using top grade waterproof shade fabrics do provide all-weather protection. At Global Shade, we manufacture our awnings using top grade HDPE and PVC fabrics and can add a waterproof coating to them to make them 100% waterproof. Our awnings offer protection from the sun and its UV rays, the rain, strong winds and even hail!
How much does an awning generally cost?
The cost of an awning here in Australia can vary considerably depending on a number of factors. These include the size, the quality and type of fabric, the framing mechanism and site conditions.
How long does an awning last?
The life of an awning completely depends on the quality and type of the fabric used. While lower grade fabrics generally last 5 years, high grade fabrics can last 10 years or more. At Global Shade, our top-grade awnings will easily last you more than 10 years.
For more information on maintaining your awnings, please read ‘Awnings: Care, Cleaning, and Maintenance’
What is a retractable awning?
Retractable awning is an awning with spring-loaded arms for support and is mounted on strong brackets, attached to the home or business. It eliminates the need for vertical support poles like those used in shade sails, which are rather unsightly and space consuming. Retractable awnings are just that, they can be retracted if you want sun or extended if you want shade.
What is a fixed frame awning?
Fixed frame awning is permanently fixed to your home in an extended format, and it cannot be retracted.
What sizes are available?
Awnings are offered to suit your specifications and needs, so they can be custom fitted to various sizes, so all our awnings are made to measure.
Does the fabric come with a warranty?
The fabric comes with a 5-year warranty that covers colourfastness.
How do they operate?
The blinds are spring loaded, which makes for ease of use when lifting or lowering the blinds.
Can the blinds be left partially open?
Yes, the blinds can be left open at any point along the track.
Can the blinds be locked down?
Yes, the blinds can be locked down and are supplied with a centre lock which opens both sides of the blinds simultaneously.
Is it possible to fit dual locks so the blinds can be opened from the outside?
The blinds can be fitted with dual locks.
How will I be able to reach the top of the blinds if I am too short?
In such cases we supply a grab stick which has a hook to pull down and lift up the blind.
How much protection from the rain will the blinds provide?
The standard fabric will provide over 96% wind and rain protection and there is an even tighter woven fabric that will offer 99% protection.
We live in a very windy location, will the blinds be able to give us protection?
The blinds have been factory tested to withstand winds up to 100kph, but we advise that when the weather gets severe, that the blinds are lifted right up to avoid possible damage.
How long are the shutters warranted for?
The shutters are warranted for 10 years from date of installation, against warping, bending, fading or chipping.
What designs do you offer?
Our shutters can be supplied as fixed, bi-fold, sliding or hinged.
Are the shutters easy to clean?
Very easy to clean and require minimum maintenance.
Do the shutters have different widths for the blades?
Yes, the shutters are available with blade having widths from 62mm to 112mm.