Outdoor Blinds: Zipscreen Blinds or Ziptrak Blinds?

When it comes to getting that perfect look for your outdoor area, Outdoor Blinds provide an ideal solution.

They will not only block out the sun and wind, but will also keep those pesky bugs away.

There is a variety of outdoor blind products available in the market to suit all budgets with products at the premium end providing the greatest benefits. Products such as Zipscreen Blinds and Ziptrak Blinds.

Both of these products are known for their functionality, style, and durability, however, there are some key differences between the two that you need to be aware of when factoring in your particular requirements.

Let’s compare the two.

Zip Channels Are Covered with Zipscreen Blinds

If you are going to invest in an outdoor blind solution, you want a product that produces the best overall finish and can stand the test of time.

In this regard, it’s important that zip channels are covered. This will not only provide a much cleaner modern finish, it will more importantly, protect the zip channel against prolonged exposure to the elements.

With Ziptrak Blinds, the zip channels are exposed.

On the other hand Zipscreen Blinds cover zip channels by sleek aluminium sides, this means you don’t see any zip from the front of the blind, and from the back you only see it if you’re looking at it from an angle.

Overall, Zipscreen Blinds will produce an extremely neat finish, and give you a long lasting product.

Side Latches with Zipscreen Blinds

Both Zipscreen Blinds and Ziptrak Blinds have really soft springs, so are designed to stay essentially where you leave them.

The difference between the two lies in the ease of use.

Ziptrak Blinds has a centre release handle whereas Zipscreen Blinds features side latches.

At first, this might not appear to be a big difference, but when it comes to functionality and ease of use, this can prove to be a bigger factor.

Outdoor entertainment areas are generally designed to have tables and other furniture at the centrepiece of a room, think about your typical Aussie gathering with people, tables and chairs. Having a centre release handle like Ziptrak, can prove to be cumbersome, as access can often be blocked by furniture and other obstacles.

By having, a side latch function such as the one provided by Zipscreen Blinds, this provides far greater ease of access, allowing you to easily make any required adjustments.

No Rippling in Your Zipscreen Blinds

Perhaps the biggest difference between the two products comes down to durability and overall maintenance.

To properly assess this, it is first necessary to get an understanding of the functionality of blinds.

As a blind is raised, on the sides of the blinds where the zip is attached to the fabric it gets thicker than the rest of the blind as it rolls around the top roller.

With wear and tear, you can often see some rippling in the blind (appearing as little diamond shapes on either side) where the fabric has wrapped around itself on top of that zip.
This represents a problem affecting both the overall finish of the product and its useful life.

To get away from this problem what Zipscreen have done is to install funnels on the side of the tubes, which means as the zip goes around the tube, the zip sits in mid-air over the funnel, so it’s less likely to bulk up on the tube.

This helps the product go up straighter and look neater when the product is in a halfway position. More importantly, it provides that extra level of protection, making the overall product more durable to extended use.

When it comes time to select an outdoor blind solution you want to make sure you get it right.

There are many considerations to be taken into account such as overall finish, durability, ease of use and useful life.

Zipscreen Blinds are the ultimate external solution for any outdoor area or window.

In fact, at Rolletna, we specialise and recommend only Zipscreen Blinds to our clients.

They not only provide a sleek, ultra-modern style finish, but also contain a number of inbuilt design features that make them much more durable and extend its useful life.

You can check out some of our designs here,

If you are looking for quality exterior blinds, Contact us to arrange a Free Site Consultation and look forward to working with you to find the best blind solution.