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Ziptrak® Awnings

Ziptrak Awnings protect you from wind, rain, sun, insects and UV. The ingenious spring-balanced design makes it easy to raise or lower the blind to your preferred height. With an elegant yet robust best-in-class design, it’s no wonder Ziptrak® is Australia’s favourite outdoor blind.

Keep your home or business cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Reduce your energy bills whilst also expanding your living space!

Ziptrak® External Blinds are sometimes referred to as Café Blinds or Patio Blinds. They are ideal to enclose a pergola, deck or verandah.

Ziptrak Awnings are fitted with easy spring assisted operation. They simply slide up or down like a window and can stop anywhere along the track.

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Unsure of which Ziptrak® blind to choose?
Their new Design your Blind Platform eliminates the guess work, by visualising the exact appearance of your Ziptrak® blind.

  • Easy to use interface
  • Fully customise your blinds
  • Full outdoor range
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We sell the most Ziptrak® systems in the region!

Lakeview Blinds is an experienced retailer of the Ziptrak® outdoor and interior blind systems, with trained sales staff and installers ready to assist you with your Ziptrak® installation in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley.

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Ziptrak® External Blinds Benefits

Interior Ziptrak fabric colours

Have a huge choice of fabrics and can be made with screen fabric, acrylic fabric, or canvas.

Frame options

Come in a wide choice of Colorbond frame colours or can be powder coated to suit your needs.

Ziptrak Awnings span options

Can span up to 6000mm (or over 19.5 feet) Can have removable posts added to accomodate

Ziptrak Awnings cutom made to measure

Are custom made to your exact measurements

Ziptrak Awnings weather resistant

Are made from water resistant fabrics that offer wind and rain protection.

Ziptrak Awnings offer UV protection

Offer Sun and UV Protection

Ziptrak Awnings temperature control

Ziptrak Awnings - help keep your room cool in summer and warm in winter - saving you on your energy bill

Ziptrak Awnings - Comparison Chart

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Standard Awning

The Ziptrak® blind is held using a cordura tape often called Kedar. This Kedar is very strong and can withstand a lot of force which means the Ziptrak Awnings Fabric is held tightly in the channel. Advantages of the Ziptrak Kedar is that you can tighten the fabric more than other systems. Also, the round Kedar runs more smoothly and jams less in windy conditions when a Motor is used.

Other blinds are held into the channel by a small zip. Disadvantages of the zip mainly relate to the zip not being as forgiving to house movement, poor installation, or wind pressure on the fabric. The zip has a tendency to jam or stick more easily when under wind pressure. This can make it stick more when motorised.

Hold Down Locks – Centre Release

Ziptrak® blinds are also the only system that allows you to lock and unlock the blind from both the inside and outside. Ziptrak® blinds have a centre-lock-release, which allows you to unlock both the left and right locks simultaneously from the middle.

Hold Down Latch

Other blinds only offer a slide bolt bottom lock. It can be generally used inside or outside but some installations restrict the placement. This can mean that a user needs to go outside of the patio or verandah area to operate and lift the blinds.

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Unique Inner Channel

The Ziptrak® blind is held using a cordura tape often called Kedar. This Kedar is very strong and can withstand a lot of force which means the Ziptrak Fabric is held tightly in the channel. Advantages of the Ziptrak Kedar is that you can tighten the fabric more than other systems. Also, the round Kedar runs more smoothly and jams less in windy conditions when a Motor is used.

Hold Down Locks – Centre Release

Ziptrak® blinds are also the only system that allows you to lock and unlock the blind from both the inside and outside. Ziptrak® blinds have a centre-lock-release, which allows you to unlock both the left and right locks simultaneously from the middle.

Can be motorised. Motorised options including the SolarSmart 100% solar power motorised operation.
24 month warranty
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Other blinds are held into the channel by a small zip Disadvantages of the Zip mainly relate to the zip not being as forgiving to house movement, poor installation or wind pressure on the fabric. The zip has a tendency to jam or stick more easily when under wind pressure. This can make it stick more when motorised.

Hold Down Locks – Centre Release

Ziptrak® blinds are also the only system that allows you to lock and unlock the blind from both the inside and outside. Ziptrak® blinds have a centre-lock-release, which allows you to unlock both the left and right locks simultaneously from the middle.

Can be motorised.
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**The product images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the veri shades blinds product.**

What should I expect regarding Sunscreen mesh and PVC appearance with Ziptrak®

The Ziptrak® system is custom-made for every installation, and is compatible with a great variety of clear PVC and Sunscreen mesh products that are not provided by Ziptrak Pty Ltd. PVC and Sunscreen Mesh are advanced materials, designed to withstand hard Australian conditions with extreme temperature fluctuations. Each Ziptrak® system has a variety of factors that influence the appearance of the blind material, including, but not limited to:

  • The size of the opening
  • Product selections
  • Installation
  • Wind and weather variance
  • User operation method
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Ziptrak® provides effortless and fast operation, whilst securing the blind within a track and can easily be left at any height. As Sunscreen Mesh and PVC are flexible product by nature, users should not expect these materials to look like a fixed panel surface. Any interior or exterior blind material will naturally have imperfections in the finish. Importantly, customers should note:

  • Due to the method in which the Sunscreen Mesh and PVC skin rolls onto the Top Tube, minor distortion in the Mesh or PVC can occur vertically near the side Ziptrak® Spline. This distortion is standard and should be expected in most applications. Sometimes, over time and with the warmth of sunlight, some types of distortions may disappear whilst others remain.
  • Users may notice the blind seems “baggy” or has a “smiley face” when the bottom bar is left at the half way position (blind is half open). This is common for track-guided outdoor blinds, regardless of brand. This occurs due to the way the material rolls onto the Top Tube, and is to be expected in both motorised or manually operated blinds. To minimise this effect, users are advised to fully retract the blind, and then pull down to the half way position. When the blind is down and locked, users should enjoy the appearance of no sag or “baggy” sections.
  • Users should allow a few days for new blinds to “settle”, as the Sunscreen Mesh and PVC has been rolled up prior to installation. Over time, with varying weather conditions, most material distortions should minimise or disappear entirely.
  • There will almost always be some type of deflection on the product. It is not under tension and should not be expected to look like a panel of glass.
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