Wednesday 16 August 2017

Ziptrak Blinds Melbourne


Ziptrak Blinds, available in Melbourne from Alfresco Blinds Co, were designed because people wanted a unique product that was easy to operate and did not leave gaps. How they differ from other zip track blinds is their specially designed, slotted side tracks which enable the blind to glide smoothly and easily up and down, stopping where you want it.
The blind is held using a cordura tape called Kedar. This Kedar is high frequency welded to the fabric (not stitched as it looks ugly) and comes in four colours: white, beige, primrose and black. The black has a tendency to fade slightly so ends up looking a dark charcoal colour. Kedar is very strong and can withstand a lot of force which means the Ziptrak Fabric is held tightly in the channel.
One of the key advantages of using Kedar to hold the Ziptrak blinds is that you can tighten the fabric. As it’s round, it doesn’t jam as much as in windy conditions, especially when a motor is used. The main disadvantage of the Kedar is that you will always see it when you look at your blinds. Therefore you have to choose a colour that will complement the design and the décor of the room.


Over the past six years, Ziptrak Café blinds in clear PVC and mesh fabric have become hugely popular and now are the most popular single blind external system sold in the Melbourne market.
Alfresco Blinds Co has specifically chosen Ziptrak blinds as the best system to enclose your alfresco entertaining areas, verandah, or outdoor patio. Our blinds protect you from the unpredictable Melbourne elements – be they rain, wind or sun – and ensure total privacy and complete comfort.
For many people it has been a difficult task to operate big window and pergola blinds. Conventional spring loaded blinds have to be pulled and held down against the tension of the springs while the operator moves from side to side to fasten the bottom of the blind with buckles or leather straps. This is time consuming and cumbersome. Our zip track PVC café blinds available across Melbourne are quick and easy to operate, making them ideal for commercial operations.


There are many reasons why homeowners and business owners across Melbourne prefer Ziptrak blinds. Here are some of the key benefits:
  • Maintains external views
  • Provide complete light seal if blockout material used
  • Protect against UV rays
  • Stop wind and rain from ruining outdoor entertaining
  • Provide comfortable shade
  • Stop insects from intruding
  • Extremely easy to use
  • Unobtrusive when not in use
  • Ziptrak can also be used as external sunshade blinds for windows.


Ziptrak offers a great range of hold down options including an easy-to-use centre release lock. Their range of centre-release and channel locks can both be operated from inside or outside. This helps to achieve maximum usability in a range of difficult installations.


Aesthetics are always a matter of personal opinion; however we often find customers prefer the look of the Zipscreen top box cassette and the more sleek side channel design. However, where a top box is not used many customers prefer the look of the open style Ziptrak blind.
In a modern outdoor entertaining area we recommend having fully enclosed top boxes as they provide the best protection for the fabric and roller components, reduce insects and look sleek.


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