All About Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds
Ziptrak® outdoor blinds instantly create a brand new space in your home, ready to entertain family and friends at a moments notice.
Protected at any time of the year, with a sense of seclusion and sanctuary, you’ll spend more time enjoying life outdoors.
Ziptrak® is the original outdoor blind system with a patented, track-guided design that glides smoothly and stops at any height.
Connect with the Outdoors
Ziptrak® outdoor blinds allow you to control airflow, light and temperature whilst remaining connected with nature.
Relax and indulge in your own private retreat.
Designed for you
Trusted solution for outdoor protection
Versatile Installation Options
Small, Medium, or Large Installs
Avoid those pesky mosquitoes and flies from bothering you and your guests. Ziptrak® blinds allow you to spend hours outdoors without the need for toxic bug repellant sprays.
Add Another Room To Your Home
Ziptrak® outdoor blinds provide a quick, simple and affordable alternative to renovating.
Expand your space without expensive renovations, dealing with builders or applying to council.
5 Year Guarantee
Why choose All About Shade for your project? Outside of our 5 Year Guarantee, we have been selling and installing shade solutions for over 35 years.
If your looking for Outdoor Blinds in Perth or in the surrounding regional areas we're here to help.
We stock a range of solutions to meet whichever sun, shade, or wind challenge you have including:
- Outdoor Blinds
- Patio Blinds
- Plantation Shutters
- Roof to Fence Blinds
- Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds
- Folding Arm Awnings
- External Shutters
- Internal Blinds
- And more!
We have a range of colours and styles to suit your home and have some of the best prices in WA.
Get in touch today for a free measure and quote from one of our friendly team.
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Ziptrak® blinds are custom made to suit your requirements, for a secure and seamless installation. The system can cover wide spans to reduce the need for additional vertical supports, and provide uninterrupted views. If you have a wider opening, talk with your retailer about the inclusion of a Ziptrak® Removable Post or standard fixed post.
Pelmets and Brackets
A pelmet encloses and protects the system from weather and creatures, ensuring your blinds will look great and operates effortlessly for years. Highly recommended for blinds installed outside of the structure.
Protect your investment with a pelmet
There are four options for installing the Ziptrak® system, depending on your preference and the structure the system will attach to. You can select from an open bracket which leaves the retracted blind visible; bracket with back flashing which hides the blind from the external side; Traditional pelmet or the new Ziptrak® Streamline pelmet with Insect Control System for superior protection.
New Streamline Pelmet with Insect Control System
Hardware Colour Options
Match or compliment your existing structure with customised options for the vertical tracks, bottom bar and pelmet or head box.
Match the colour of your home
Ziptrak® aluminium componentry can be provided in 6 different popular Colourbond® colours, or powder-coated to any conceivable colour.
Bottom Bar Protection
A weather strip installed at the bottom of the blind provides additional protection from the elements, so water, leaves, dust and insects are even less likely to enter your space while prevents damaging the surface where the blind rests.
There are four types bottom bar protection available. Ziptrak® Standard and Large Weather Strips are designed to adjust to uneven surfaces while protecting from the elements and closing the gaps effectively, both weather strips are UV resistant for superior performance in harsh weather conditions. Alternatively, to protect the surface where the blind rest a Basic Bottom Bumper is also available. Or for acutely sloping surfaces a custom-made skirt, otherwise known as a valance, can be provided by your Ziptrak® retailer.
The patented Ziptrak® system is even easier to use with the unique Centre Lock Release. Secure the blind at the bottom, but raise it with one touch in just seconds. Yet another remarkable and intuitive solution that makes outdoor entertaining a pleasure.
An extra handle can be installed at the back of the bottom bar to operate the blind from the outside.
Avoid reaching up to retract the blind and bending down to lock the blind with the affordable addition of a pull stick to your system. With a robust design and smooth finish, operating the blind is intuitive and simple.
Easy to use
Ziptrak® spring-balanced system allow you to easily lower or raise the blind, with a sophisticated spring that supports the weight of the blind. Use the Pull Stick to slide up and down from the centre of the bar.
Motorisation is a popular option for many households and commercial applications. It can be particularly useful for larger blinds or blinds mounted in hard-to-reach locations.
With the touch of a button, the blind can be lowered, operating on either household or solar power. The motor is hidden within the pelmet and looks no different to a non-motorised blind. You can stop the blind at any height, whilst the motor provides a quiet, smooth glide.
Ziptrak® recommends that only SunScreen mesh blinds are motorised, not clear PVC.
If you’re looking to cover an opening wider than 6m, the Ziptrak® removable post is the perfect solution. Split your opening into different sections, providing more options, such as a smaller opening that acts as a door to your backyard. Ask your retailer for their recommendation on how to effectively design your openings.
Visiontex® Quality Woven Mesh
VISIONTEX® is a market leading premium quality woven mesh, utilising the latest in heavy gauge polymer coated polyester technology. VISIONTEX® is made to HVG’s exacting standards and is designed to give you peace of mind for years of outdoor performance with a 10-year warranty.
Control your environment
Visiontex®is an ideal solution
Large Span Applications
Frequently Asked Questions
The recommended maximum dimensions for Ziptrak® blinds are 6000mm wide by 3500mm high when using Sunscreen Mesh, or 5500mm wide by 3500mm high when using Clear PVC. Ziptrak® components including the top tube, spring and bottom bar are upgraded in size, and therefore strength, as the blind becomes larger. This allows the Ziptrak® system to perform at all sizes up to 6 meters, providing ease-of-use and superior wind performance.
Ziptrak® Fabricators will automatically upgrade the components of your system in order to strength your custom-made blind for larger openings. Importantly, there may be a difference between the size and appearance of the tube, pelmet or bottom bar, that should be considered when installing a large blind and small blind next to each other. 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® is known in the industry for being a strong and robust outdoor blind system with premium wind performance and longevity.
Ziptrak® is a brand of outdoor track guided blinds, protected under patent and invented in Australia. Customers should check whether they are purchasing a genuine Ziptrak® system.
Ziptrak® is the leading brand of outdoor blinds, with a range of differences to competitor products, which combined, make a considerable difference in the operation and longevity of your system. Over 400 retailers in Australia stock our brand, whilst we also export to international markets. Ziptrak® is the trusted solution by thousands of households and businesses around the world, demanding a robust, long-lasting and easy to use outdoor blind.
Only Ziptrak® blinds have a centre-lock-release, which allows you to unlock both the left and right locks simultaneously from the middle. We are also the only system that allows you to lock and unlock the blind from both the inside and outside.
Next, Ziptrak® also has a unique method for attaching the blind material to the vertical tracks. We only utilise the finest materials with exceptional engineering and a patented design. Our system has a strong reputation within the industry and is often imitated but never duplicated. This results in a secure hold, even with minor house movement and wind pressure on the fabric. The Ziptrak® system will not rattle in the wind, unlike many of the other brands. We also have unique optional extras such as the SolarSmart 100% solar power motorised operation.
Ziptrak® blinds were invented and designed to avoid the time, hassle and energy required to operate a blind with a crank handle. Ziptrak® blinds are spring balanced which means a user can lower or raise the blind by simply moving it with their hand, leaving it securely in any position. Whilst a crank handle can take a minute to fully lower a blind, a Ziptrak® system takes a matter of seconds.
The bottom bar locks into position with two locks at the bottom left and bottom right in order to keep the blind fully down and secured in high winds. If you are outside of the outdoor area and you would like to be able to unlock the blind, ask your retailer for a “reverse lock” addition to your centre-lock-release system. This will allow you to operate the centre-lock-release which faces the inside of your entertaining area, although you are on the outside.
These locks are not designed for use as a security measure. The blind system should not be used as barriers for babies or children. The centre-lock-release mechanism is not child-proof.
Yes. Motorisation of Ziptrak® blinds is a popular and convenient option for many people. Only Ziptrak® blinds with a SunScreen blind material can be motorised, using 240V/AC tubular motor with an obstacle detection feature. Motorisation is a good choice if the blind is mounted in a difficult to reach place, or regularly operated by people that will have troubles manually operating it.
For commercial applications, motorisation is perfect for operating a large number of blinds at once.
Strong wind can hold the material of a Ziptrak® blind preventing it from sliding down the tracks, therefore, we recommend that motorised Ziptrak® blinds will be supervised by the operator while they are moving.
Yes, Ziptrak® blinds can easily span large openings. There are two options if your opening exceeds the maximum recommendation for a single blind:
1) A permanent post
2) A Ziptrak® removable post
These options allow you to have two or more Ziptrak® blinds next to one another with a separating post. Either post can be provided in both steel or aluminium and powder coated to match the other Ziptrak® hardware (side tracks, pelmet and bottom bar). The Ziptrak® removable post can be uninstalled within 60 seconds and offers a completely open span once removed.
Generally most councils do not require residents to apply for approval for the installation of outdoor blinds. However, seek independent advice specific to your given council and requirements. Buildings in a community group or managed by a strata may have restrictions that you should consider before deciding to install outdoor blinds.
Ziptrak® is a patented outdoor track guided blind system, invented in Australia. Most blinds allow a user to lower and raise the blind, utilising the material of the blind to provide light control and privacy. Track guided blinds take this a step further, securing the blind material at the left and right within vertical tracks.
The blind material is always held within these tracks, and the tracks are mounted to the wall. This results in a protective layer that controls the flow of air and restricts dust, dirt and insects from entering. The blind won’t flap in the wind and there is no unsightly cords, ropes or latches. The sealed system allows the user to trap warmth within their outdoor area during winter and block the heat from entering during summer.
There is a bar at the bottom of the material, which the user controls with their hand or via a remote for motorised operation. The bottom bar can be left at any height along the track. When fully retracted the blind rolls into itself at the very top, hidden by an optional pelmet. When fully down, the bottom bar locks (outdoor blinds only) at the lowest point to secure the blind, providing a secure and tensioned hold. Non-motorised blinds are spring balanced, so that the weight of the blind material is substantially reduced for the user. This results in a blind that can be lowered or retracted at the touch of a finger.