FlexShade® ZIP brings the comfort and security of the indoors outside. Enjoy the benefit of expanding usable square footage in both living and business areas without costly renovations. The ZIP offers unique side channels that ensure a sealed enclosure for existing garages, porches, patios, pool houses, and outdoor commercial food service areas. Easily create outdoor workspaces, elegant areas for dining and entertaining, or relaxing outdoor niches that are protected from the sun, wind, rain, and pesky insects. When used as an outdoor shading system, FlexShade® ZIP prevents heat from entering a building and helps to lower HVAC costs.
Two headbox sizes: 4-1/8" (105mm) & 5" (125mm) (height)
Two headbox designs: standard and curved
Side Guides can be jamb mounted or face mounted
Side guide channel width = 1-3/4" / 44.45mm (which is significantly smaller than the width of the side guide for a standard blackout system so it leaves a wider window opening)
Excellent solution for outdoor food service areas, patios, porches, garage door openings, and other structures.
Can also serve as an insect screen
Can be used on both the exterior and interior
Prevents light penetration at the sides of the system and can be used as a blackout system for interior applications.
Very wind resistant. Wind tunnel tested up to 90 mph with fabric staying in side channels and bottom rail not lifting.
A variety of Fiberglass core fabrics are available. Polyester core yarn fabrics are not an option with the exception of Soltis.