Is it just a Queensland thing where people like them or are they a necessary eyesore? I have them on both Brisbane properties and from a Sydneysiders point of view I think they're ugly as sin. Understand they're there to keep the place cool but was it just a 70's & 80's fad and they should all now be removed? It would definitely improve the street appeal. On I property I just bought it has these shades on the east, south and west facing windows. I'm about to do a little facelift to the outside of the place and wondered should I remove them. What has everyone else done?