What are Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds?
By Betta Blinds and Awnings - 30th October 2023
Outdoor Blinds are a popular addition to any outdoor space, providing protection from the elements while enhancing the aesthetics of your home or business.
When it comes to transforming your outdoor space, few options rival the versatility and functionality of Ziptrak®. Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds are the original outdoor blind system with a multi-patented design that glides smoothly and stops at any height.
Why Choose Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds?
These innovative Outdoor Blinds offer a perfect balance of style, convenience, and protection, making them a popular choice among homeowners and businesses alike. Ziptrak® has gained a reputation for its unmatched quality and performance.
Constructed from premium materials and durable fabrics, Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds are built to last. Moreover, their unique design eliminates the need for zippers, cords, or ropes, offering hassle-free operation.
- Protect outdoor areas from wind and sun exposure
- Stylish cassette design
- Large range of fabrics
- Motorisation and manual operation available
- Can be hard to use in windy conditions
- Must be retracted in extreme weather
Maximum Drop: 3000mm
What are the Key Features?
Like most outdoor blinds Ziptrak® Blinds feature a fabric skin that is wrapped around a tube at the top and a bottom rail that provides weight and stability at the bottom.
The difference between Ziptrak® and many other products is that Ziptrak® uses a unique side channel system that keeps the fabric secured throughout operation.
The sleek and modern design seamlessly integrates into various architectural styles, adding a touch of elegance to your outdoor area. They feature a sturdy aluminium frame, ensuring durability without compromising on style.
The absence of external ropes or pulleys provides a clean and uncluttered appearance, allowing the focus to remain on the overall ambience of your outdoor space.
Alfresco Dining, Redefined
Turn your outdoor dining spaces into a luxurious oasis! Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces, creating the perfect setting for unforgettable alfresco dining. With the ability to shelter your dining area from wind, rain, and harsh UV rays, your meals will be enjoyed in comfort, no matter the weather.
Relaxing Decks and Patios
Your patio, a canvas for relaxation and outdoor entertainment, becomes a true paradise with Ziptrak®. Say goodbye to sweltering heat and glaring sun, and say hello to a shaded, breezy retreat.
Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds are not just for the home; they're also the perfect solution for commercial spaces seeking that extra touch of sophistication. Cafés, restaurants, and boutique shops can elevate their ambience, offering patrons an unforgettable experience while optimizing their outdoor footprint.
Keep your poolside pergola or gazebo both beautiful and functional. Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds allow you to create a shaded retreat by the water's edge. Lounge in style, away from the harsh sun, and enjoy the ultimate poolside paradise.
What Makes Ziptrak® Different?
With an increasing number of Zip Outdoor Blinds on the market, Ziptrak® has maintained its position as one of the most popular options available for a few key reasons.
20 years of Innovation
Ziptrak® is a South Australian owned and operated company with over 20 years of experience transforming outdoor spaces. This means you're receiving a product that has been tried and tested in our sometimes harsh Australian conditions.
Aside from their proven history withstanding the test of time, they also have a number of features that set them apart from the competition.
Centre Lock Release Handle
Spring-operated Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds feature a unique centre lock release handle. This makes operation much faster and easier over competing products that typically use a locking pin on either side of the bottom rail.
Additionally, a reverse handle can be installed at the back of the bottom bar to operate the blind from the outside, for other products you'd either have to leave them unlocked or have to walk around to access the locking pins at the front of the bottom bar.
Ziptrak® Kedar spline
Unique to the Ziptrak® system is the double-sided kedar spline. The kedar spline is a heavy-duty tape that runs along both sides of the fabric skin.
The kedar spline is welded to the fabric skin and retained in the side guides. This means that the fabric is securely held in place while still allowing you to move your Awning to any point along the opening.
Unlike competing systems, the Ziptrak® tape is always visible. This has no functional difference to the Blinds and is simply a design choice. The tape features subtle Ziptrak® branding and is available in a range of different colours.
Considering your different options when it comes to operation is a crucial step in customising the perfect Outdoor Blind for your space.
Spring operation is the most popular option for Outdoor Blinds. It offers an easy and convenient way to operate your Outdoor Blinds to achieve the perfect amount of shade.
Motorisation is a fantastic option for those who want the most convenient and effortless way to operate their Outdoor Blinds. It's well worth considering if you're looking to add several Outdoor Blinds to your space as you can control them all from a remote.
The addition of a Cassette is the most popular optional extra when it comes to Ziptrak®. Cassettes are great for enclosing the top tube and the fabric to keep them protected from the elements. For motorised Outdoor Blinds, a pelmet is recommended to shield your motors from the elements. Cassette also help ensure easy maintenance by reducing the build up of dust on the components.
Limitations to Consider?
Like all side retention Outdoor Blinds, Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds can become difficult to operate during high winds. The wind pushes against the fabric skin which increases the friction between the kedar spline and the channel making it more challenging to raise and lower your Ziptrak®.
Additionally, all Outdoor Blinds should be retracted in extreme weather conditions such as high winds to prevent damage to the fabric and components. This will ensure your Ziptrak® will provide you with years of trouble-free service.
What Maintenance is Required?
We recommend regular cleaning (at least every 3 months) to ensure surfaces are free from dirt, dust and grime.
Use a soft brush to clean the blind, paying particular attention along the side channels to prevent dust and dirt from building up. Aluminium extrusions can be cleaned with a soft cloth and warm soapy water or a small amount of mild detergent if required.
Do not use any oil-based sprays as it can cause dirt and grime to build up in the side guides and can damage certain fabrics.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Ziptrak® Block Rain?
Ziptrak Blinds are a great option for protecting your outdoor area from rain. They can drastically cut down the amount of rain entering your space but are not completely watertight.
Can Ziptrak® Withstand strong wind?
Ziptrak® blinds are proven to be tough! While they can certainly handle a degree of strong winds, the recommendation for all Outdoor Blinds is to retract them during high winds to prevent damage.
Are Ziptrak® Blinds worth it?
If you're looking to protect your outdoor area from the elements Ziptrak® awnings can be a fantastic investment. They are built to last for years to come with proper maintenance.
The Bottom Line
Ziptrak® offers a host of benefits that make them a compelling choice for anyone looking to enhance their outdoor space. From their exceptional durability and easy operation to their sun protection and versatile design.
Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds provide an ideal solution for creating comfortable and functional outdoor areas. Whether you're seeking to transform your patio, balcony, or commercial space, they offer a seamless blend of style, convenience, and protection, ensuring you can make the most of your outdoor living.