FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: Ziptrak® blinds are trusted by thousands of Australian homes and businesses to provide an enjoyable outdoor living space. The strong and robust system is commonly installed throughout coastal regions and locations prone to high winds. If you are considering the wind speed, or wind rating for Ziptrak®, please take note of the following information:
In windy conditions, blinds should be left down and locked, or fully retracted – half way is the most vulnerable position. During severe weather events, your blinds should be fully retracted.
You may find Ziptrak® spring-balanced blinds are a little tricky to operate during windy conditions due to the pressure of the wind on the blind material. Use your hand to push against the blind material to reduce this pressure and then operate the blind.
Care must be taken when operating motorized Ziptrak® blinds in windy conditions. They must be supervised whilst raising and lowering at all times.
Installation is crucial to determining the performance of your blind in wind.
A: A pelmet is a framework mounted over the top tube of the blind to conceal and protect the blind material and internal components. Ziptrak® offers a fully enclosed pelmet, designed to protect the blind for longevity and provide seamless visual integration with your decor. The pelmet is made from aluminium or steel and is available in a wide range of standard Colorbond® colours or with the option to totally customise the colour to your specifications. Uniline over-roll pelmets can be used for Ziptrak® blinds as well, however, it will protect the roll from the top and front only. Cast aluminium pelmet end plates are utilised for a heavy-duty, long-lasting system. You don’t need to have a pelmet protecting your blind, although it is highly recommend, especially if the blind will be mounted in an unprotected location.