The recommended maximum dimensions for Ziptrak® blinds are 5200mm wide by 3500mm high when using Sunscreen Mesh, or 4800mm wide by 3000mm high when using Clear PVC. An experienced installer can decide whether to exceed these measurements considering wind rate, skin material, operators, structure strength and other factors. There are specific requirements for installation of larger blinds that installers must adhere to.
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® blinds are designed to withstand wind in regular weather conditions. Although Ziptrak® blinds can withstand very strong winds, we recommend in windy conditions of 30Km per hour and more that you lower your Ziptrak® blind all the way down until it is locked, or retract to the very top. Midway is the most vulnerable position for your blind. In strong weather events, Ziptrak® blinds should be fully retracted.
This depends on the type of protection you are looking for. If you want to block wind and maintain the temperature in your outdoor living space, whilst ensuring a clear view outside, PVC blinds are the best option. If you prefer to have some airflow, but primarily block sun and glare, then shade materials will be most effective. Sunscreen mesh materials can also block a high degree of wind and rain (up to about 96%), whilst also somewhat maintaining the temperature within your space.
Sunscreen mesh fabrics provide privacy during the day, allowing you to see outside but restrict the view into the outdoor area. At night, the opposite occurs; you won’t be able to see beyond the fabric, whilst someone standing outside will clearly be able to see in if you have a light on within your outdoor area. Motorisation is only recommended for SunScreen mesh blinds, not clear PVC.