By: distinctshutters, August 11, 2017

Ziptrak® brand Manual and Electric Blinds

Winter is well and truly here and for most of us this means saying goodbye to our much loved outdoor entertaining areas for the next couple of months. BBQs and lazy afternoons on the patio become a distant dream as even on the sunniest Winter days, the wind chill keeps us reaching for blankets and opting for the warmth of the indoors over outdoor living. At Distinct Shutters, we’re always looking for ways to improve our customers home and lifestyle. That’s why we’re so proud (and excited) to launch our newest product, Ziptrak® blinds – a new range of products that will help you extend the use of your outdoor entertaining area through Winter.

Ziptrak® is a track guided blind system which will keep your outdoor areas protected from the elements. Its patented design allows the user to pull the blind down to their desired height, and raise to open again, with the blind gliding easily and no cords or winders to complicate the process. The material range includes both Sunscreen Mesh and clear or tinted PVC, and these blinds are suitable for both residential and commercial purposes. Ziptrak® is proud to be leading the market in track guided blinds systems and we are happy to be one of the only companies providing their product to residents and businesses within Perth.


How it works

Ziptrak® brand blinds are designed for easy use and longevity. They are spring balanced, which means that you can easily lower or raise the blind, while the spring bears the weight. To lower or raise the blind, hold the handle at the centre of the bottom bar and adjust to the height as desired. It is that simple! Some customers may prefer to use a remote and motorised blind which means the blinds are operated at the push of a button. They are installed with a cast bracket and can have additional coverage options to store the retracted blind, and tracks either side of the blind. Each blind is custom made to suit individual needs and blinds can be made up to 6 metres across (up to 5.5metres in clear PVC) with a maximum drop of 3.5 metres. The patented design means that even with the largest blind, operation will remain a breeze for customers.

Why we love it

The best thing about our Ziptrak® brand outdoor blinds is the simplicity of the design. There are no cranks, zips or cords, which can become tangled and pose a risk to young children. They can be positioned to any height and are so easy to use, simply let the blind go at the desired height and it will automatically lock to that position. There is a central locking system which holds the blind in place on both tracks until it is unlocked by pulling on the central handle. This central locking system contributes to the strength of the blind, and it will not rattle even in windy conditions. The protection provided by our track guided blinds will help to reduce overall power usage.

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A range of Options

  • Sunscreen Mesh
    Sunscreen Mesh blinds will accommodate for a variety of sunscreen fabrics including woven mesh. The weight and weave density of the mesh will influence the level of transparency and UV protection. Sunscreen Mesh will reduce heat transmision and provide protection against wind, rain sun and UV rays. These insulation properties will assist in reducing your power consumption. The mesh will also offer privacy, whilst still maintaining the view.
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  • PVC for clear views
    Clear and tinted PVC is another option which suits individuals and businesses. We only install the highest quality PVC, and customers can choose from either clear or tinted PVC. Using PVC in your Ziptrak® blinds will provide complete protection against rain and wind. It will not discolour and is perfect for maintaining warmth within an outdoor area, without any obstruction to the view.
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  • Protect your investment with a pelmet
    There are three options for installing the Ziptrak® brand blinds, depending on your preference and the structure the system will attach to. You can select from exposed cast brackets which leaves the retracted blind visible, a cast bracket with back flushing in order to hide the blind from the external side, or a pelmet for superior protection. A pelmet encloses and protects the blind from weather and sun when your blinds are rolled up. Its sleek design will complement your property and ensure the blind looks great and operates flawlessly for years. Pelmets are an important addition when the blind is installed outside of the structure.  ziptrak-outdoor-blind-43 ziptrak-outdoor-blind-13
  • Colour Options 
    We have a selection of 5 base colours available to choose from or customers may opt to have the aluminium components powder coated to a colour of their choosing.colour-options2
  • MotorisedMany households and businesses will benefit from a motorised track guided blind. It is helpful for blinds that are positioned in hard to reach places and for larger blinds. Operated by remote, the blind can be lowered or raised operating on solar our household power. The pelmet installed with a motorised blind will cover the motor completely and looks no different to a manual blind. The blind can be stopped at any height and the motor will provide the same quiet smooth glide, without any effort necessary. It is recommended that only Sunscreen mesh blinds are motorised, not clear PVC.ziptrak-outdoor-blind-4 ziptrak-outdoor-blind-14
  • Other options
    • Extra skirting at the bottom of the blind for additional protection and to combat uneven ground surfaces.
    • A removable post may be considered when planning to enclose a section greater than 4.5 m across.

    • A pull stick may help to avoid reaching up or bending down to position the blind.

If you have been considering outdoor blinds to maximise the use of your outdoor living area, then have a look at our products page, or contact us and one of our friendly staff will happily answer any of your questions about our Ziptrak® guided blind system.