ZIP Exterior Shading System

Exterior ZIP ShadeThe Zip Exterior Shading Solution is manufactured with a zipper like detail welded to the vertical edges of the fabric. These zippers run in tracks on each side and in turn prevent the fabric from being pushed out of the aluminum side channels.  

The Zip Shading Solution can withstand wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour, which makes it a premium Exterior Shading Solution. It can also be specified for interior skylight treatments or interior blackout shades. 

The aluminum cassette and side channels are available in standard or custom finishes. The choice of fabric types varies on the chosen application for exterior, interior or skylights. 120v motors and controls power this automated system. The Zip Exterior Shading Solution can be integrated with any type of control system. 

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Architect's Guide to Exterior Shading Solutions


~Below are a few key benefits to the Exterior ZIP System~

  •  Available in sizes up to 11’ x 11’ (335 cm x 335 cm) depending on fabric selection.
  •  Available with square or curved headbox.
  •  Square headbox size is 3-5/8” wide x 3-5/8” high (92 mm x 92 mm).
  •  Curved headbox size is 3-5/8” wide x 3-5/8” high (92 mm x 92 mm).
  •  Hardware finish is silver (standard), textured powder coat available in white, black, ivory, or charcoal bronze.     Custom powder coat colors available.
  •  Side channels or cable guides available for secure operation in wind (secures hem bar only, not fabric).
  •  Weighted hem bar to stabilize shade during operation.
  •  Porch or patio shades should be retracted in windy conditions.
  •  In coastal applications near salt water, some deterioration of the operator and bracket components may occur.
  •  Radio control motor (standard), see motor control for other options. 

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