SELLING CHANNEL BLIND.
With the patented Ziptrak outdoor blinds system, you can enjoy your outdoor area all year round! The combination of a high tech solar fabric with the Ziptrak system is the perfect solution to keeping your outdoor area shaded in summer, and to locking in the warmth in winter.
Moving the blind up and down is simple, with the center lock release allows you to lock the blinds down, or to pull them back up in a single action when required.
Ziptrak stops and stays in any position without locks using a special spring balance system. For extra ease of use, Ziptrak is also available with remote operated electric motor, making a simple process even easier!
Ziptrak outdoor blinds keep areas warm in winter and cool in summer whilst giving your outdoor area the ultimate makeover by matching colours.
➖ Get covered from our atmospheres harsh UV rays and its intense heat from the sun.
➖ Reduce or completely block out gusts of wind that can travel through your patio.
➖ Weather proof your outdoor area from the rain with our water proof technology.
➖ Enjoy the outdoors without the annoying distraction of any flying insects or bugs.
Contact us today to arrange an obligation free measure & quote or send through your measurements or plans for an online quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are outdoor track-guided blinds?
Ziptrak® is a patented outdoor track-guided blind system, invented in Australia. Most blinds allow a user to lower and raise the blind, utilising the material of the blind to provide light control and privacy. Track-guided blinds take this a step further, securing the blind material at the left and right within vertical tracks.
The blind material is always held within these tracks, and the tracks are mounted to the wall. This results in a protective layer that controls the flow of air and restricts dust, dirt and insects from entering. The blind will not flap in the wind and there is no unsightly cords, ropes or latches. The sealed system allows the user to trap warmth within their outdoor area during winter, and block the heat from entering during summer.
There is a bar at the bottom of the material, which the user controls with their hand or via a remote for motorised operation. The bottom bar can be left at any height along the track. When fully retracted the blind rolls into itself at the very top, hidden by an optional pelmet. When fully down, the bottom bar locks (manually operated only) at the lowest point to secure the blind, providing a secure and tensioned hold. Non-motorised blinds are spring-balanced, so that the weight of the blind material is substantially reduced for the user. This results in a blind that can be lowered or retracted at the touch of a finger.
Can Ziptrak® be installed DIY?
Each and every Ziptrak® blind is custom made to the millimetre for the specific opening of your outdoor area. There are many complex elements related to working with the SuperSpring, motors and setting up the track and channel system that require an installer to work on site to obtain the best visual and functional results.
As a result, no Ziptrak® retailer will be offering the product for DIY installation. Ziptrak® installers are provided training specific to our system, and many have years of experience to provide an installation that is robust and capable of long-term performance in tough conditions. Make sure you have an in-home final measure and quotation, and ask whether your retailer sell the genuine Ziptrak® system. By hiring a professional installer, you’re ensuring that you receive a high quality product that will last for years, look great and be virtually maintenance free.
What are the maximum dimensions for Ziptrak® outdoor blinds?
A: The recommended maximum dimensions for Ziptrak® blinds are 6000mm wide by 3500mm high when using Sunscreen Mesh, or 5500mm wide by 3500mm high when using Clear PVC. Ziptrak® components including the top tube, spring and bottom bar are upgraded in size, and therefore strength, as the blind becomes larger. This allows the Ziptrak® system to perform at all sizes up to 6 meters, providing ease-of-use and superior wind performance.
If your opening is wider than the recommended maximum width of 6000mm, we can either install an aluminium post to split the opening into 2 blinds, or we can refer you to someone who can install fixed aluminium louvres to reduce the width of your opening to meet the maximum width requirements.
Ziptrak® Fabricators will automatically upgrade the components of your system in order to strength your custom-made blind for larger openings. Importantly, there may be a difference between the size and appearance of the tube, pelmet or bottom bar, that should be considered when installing a large blind and small blind next to each other. Depending on the size of the blind and choice of material, there may be a single or multiple vertical seams between separate panels of blind material that have been welded together.
Ziptrak® is known in the industry for being a strong and robust outdoor blind system with premium wind performance and longevity.
Can I have motorised Ziptrak® blinds?
A: Yes. Motorisation of Ziptrak® blinds is a popular and convenient option for many people. Only Ziptrak® blinds with a SunScreen blind material can be motorised, using 240V/AC tubular motor with an obstacle detection feature. Motorisation is a good choice if the blind is mounted in a difficult to reach place, or regularly operated by people that will have troubles manually operating it.
For commercial applications, motorisation is perfect for operating a large number of blinds at once.
Strong wind can hold the material of a Ziptrak® blind preventing it from sliding down the tracks, therefore, we recommend that motorised Ziptrak® blinds will be supervised by the operator while they are moving.
How do I know I’m receiving a genuine Ziptrak® product?
When you are seeking out Ziptrak® with all of its advanced product features and benefits, be sure to:
- Ask your retailer if they sell the official Ziptrak® system.
- Ask that your quotation and invoice include the Ziptrak® brand name.
- Once installed, check you’ve received the genuine Ziptrak® system by checking you have the correct parts.
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How are Ziptrak® blinds different to other brands?
A: Ziptrak® is a brand of outdoor track guided blinds, protected under patent and invented in Australia. Customers should check whether they are purchasing a genuine Ziptrak® system.
Ziptrak® is the leading brand of outdoor blinds, with a range of differences to competitor products, which combined, make a considerable difference in the operation and longevity of your system. Over 400 retailers in Australia stock our brand, whilst we also export to international markets. Ziptrak® is the trusted solution by thousands of households and businesses around the world, demanding a robust, long-lasting and easy to use outdoor blind.
Only Ziptrak® blinds have a centre-lock-release, which allows you to unlock both the left and right locks simultaneously from the middle. We are also the only system that allows you to lock and unlock the blind from both the inside and outside.
Next, Ziptrak® also has a unique method for attaching the blind material to the vertical tracks. We only utilise the finest materials with exceptional engineering and a patented design. Our system has a strong reputation within the industry, and is often imitated but never duplicated. This results in a secure hold, even with minor house movement and wind pressure on the fabric. The Ziptrak® system will not rattle in the wind, unlike many of the other brands. We also have unique optional extras such as the SolarSmart 100% solar power motorised operation.
Can I leave the blinds down on windy days?
A: Ziptrak® blinds are trusted by thousands of Australian homes and businesses to provide an enjoyable outdoor living space. The strong and robust system is commonly installed throughout coastal regions and locations prone to high winds. If you are considering the wind speed, or wind rating for Ziptrak®, please take note of the following information:
In windy conditions, blinds should be left down and locked, or fully retracted – half way is the most vulnerable position. During severe weather events, your blinds should be fully retracted.
You may find Ziptrak® spring-balanced blinds are a little tricky to operate during windy conditions due to the pressure of the wind on the blind material. Use your hand to push against the blind material to reduce this pressure and then operate the blind.
Care must be taken when operating motorized Ziptrak® blinds in windy conditions. They must be supervised whilst raising and lowering at all times.
Installation is crucial to determining the performance of your blind in wind.