00:16 – What is an awning bottom rail?
00:38 – Photo: Close up of the bottom rail
00:51 – The old standard bottom rail colour
01:11 – Solid colours are more popular
01:25 – Mixing colours doesn’t look so good
01:38 – Most companies supply only mist green
01:49 – Blockout Blinds will match your bottom rail
02:38 – 14 colours now available
Hi I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds. I trust you’re having a great day and today I’m going to be talking about an extremely exciting topic, Awning Bottom Rails.
So first of all what is an awning bottom rail? Let’s have a look at the first photo here of a couple of awning on a pergola, the bottom rail is the aluminium extruded rail that runs along the bottom of the blind behind the fabric underneath the weather flap there that keeps the blinds straight and stiff at the bottom.
Now, if we just look at this next photo you can see a close up of a spring roller awning and you can clearly see the bottom rail there and as you can see, it’s in a green colour which we call “Mist Green”.
Now, if you’re getting a canvas fabric that have stripes on it, the back of the fabric is always in the mist green colour. Hence, that’s why the mist green bottom rails is standard because they’re designed to match in with the back of the canvas fabric.
But that was sometime ago, since then, things have progressed. We now tend to sell more solid colours than stripes and when we make solid colours the backing is the same colour as the front.
Now imagine having a black blind or a red blind and you’ve got a mist green rail on the back, doesn’t look so good even if you’re looking at front of the blind you still see it from when you’re inside the house because it’s down from the window.
Now, what most companies don’t tell you is whatever colour you pick, most of the companies will supply you with a mist green bottom rail. But hey that’s great until you see it and you go “Aaaahh!”. Terrible.
At Blockout Blinds, we like to make sure that we’re keeping you satisfied and we do our best to match the bottom rail colour with the back of the fabric and here’s an exciting thing well as exciting as it gets, until not long ago, we only had about four colours that the bottom rails would come in and yet we have 14 colours that the awning hoods come in and I’d just like to say that the bottom rail colours are matching to the hoods just not as many of them. So what we’ve done is now we’ve released a bigger colour range it means we need to have more stock of different colours and the coloured bottom rails do cost more than the standard green one so yes the prices are a little bit more but you’re getting a much better finish product.
Now we have bottom rails colours in slate grey, pottery, black, white, heritage red, merino, primrose, mountain blue, jasper, caulfield green and monument. I’ve done a previous video discussing the colorbond colours and the different names and things so might a worth you go watch that one as well because tonight I’ve used the older names but I want to let you know that Blockout Blinds goes the effort to coordinate the bottom rail colour, we’ll just do that automatically without even telling you, we’ll tell you but we do it automatically. We don’t charge you any more even though it does cost us more and be careful because a lot of other companies wouldn’t even mention it and not only will they not mention it they won’t do it and of course you won’t realise until your blinds are up.
There you go, the exciting world of awning bottom rails, you know all about them now so you going to feel much wiser and hopefully I’ve been of some help. Until next time.