Zipscreen blinds are the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window. Specially designed for alfresco-entertaining areas such as pergolas, verandas, and balconies, it offers privacy and protection from the sun, wind, rain, and insects all year round. They can save you money and offer much convenience in terms of usability.
Also ideal for home and office windows, they e can serve as a sleek, secure, and durable alternative to traditional awnings & outdoor blinds. Your custom-designed system can be made in widths of up to 5 metres or drops up to 4 metres (7 metres x 5 metres for Zipscreen Extreme), offering you an external solution to fit almost any area.
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What is the difference between Zipscreen and other outdoor covers?
Zipscreen is a brand and the technology it uses is patented. It uses a retention system known as ‘Z-Lock’. Like FKR Group, they have been in business in Australia for over 30 years. We have used and tested their products and this is one reason we recommend them to customers and are a distributor and installer. We trust the integrity of these products, and we customise the fit depending on the space requirements of the client.
They is best thought of as a way of extending an existing open space by enclosing it within a screen. Most blinds go over windows, but this product is designed to replace windows in a more flexible manner in outdoor areas where a permanent fixture is not as appropriate. It can be rolled up or down as needed.
Where are they most commonly used?
They are most commonly used in outdoor entertainment structures – verandahs, patios, pergolas, etc. If you have an unprotected outdoor area, then they are an ideal enhancement.
They provide the perfect shade from Sun, rain, and insects while being very versatile. They are a stylish alternative to standard blinds and awnings. You won’t need to rely on heating or cooling units as much when you have these covers at hand.
What colour options are available?
They are available in 6 standard colour options – white, cream, black, grey, natural anodised, and monument. For the colour options, you need to contact the supplier (not the manufacturer). These are made separately from the hardware system.
What are the benefits of Zipscreen?
Some of these benefits include:
Strong & Reliable
Stop the blind at any height
Vast Range of Fabrics & Colours
Motorisation available (Required on Zipscreen Extreme)
Reduce heat and UV rays in summer
Reduced energy cost
Extend livable space
What are the customisation options?
There are many customisation options. First, is that it can be operated manually, by an electric motor, or by a smartphone for smart home integration. The locking mechanisms include the Z-Lock, Ultra-Lock, and Aluminium Headbox. Each of these has distinct pros and cons, depending on what you’re after. There are currently 6 colour options.
Are there any drawbacks?
Not really, but you need to understand what they are made for. They are great for efficiency and convenience, and will protect you against the elements. But they are not designed to resist heavy rain and winds. So draw them back if a storm is coming. In addition, they won’t keep out a determined burglar anymore than regular window coverings would. This is not so much of a concern as they are used in outdoor areas where little or no valuables will be kept.
Why should I choose FKR Group?
That’s a great question! As good as this product is, that’s really only half of the solution. A screen, blind, plantation shutters or any kind of fixture or fitting is only as good as the installation process.
If it’s not installed properly (and we’ve seen many poorly installed window coverings) will reduce the overall longevity of the product, and you will end up paying to replace or repair it. We have 30 years of experience and our installs come with a warranty. This is a quality product, and is best complemented with a quality install. We can also recommend other options if you’re not 100% sold on this product, as we work with many kinds of products.
To avail of top quality covers, contact FKR group now for a free quote on 📞0412 872 822.
Frequently Asked Questions About Zipscreen In Brisbane
What is the Zipscreen Z-Lock technology?
Z-Lock technology ensures there are no gaps between the fabric and the channels. Because the fabric is so securely attached it allows for increased longevity and effortless retraction. It also ensures there is no blowout in the wind. Ultimately, the Zipscreen Z-Lock technology allows for a smooth, seamless and integrated connection between the fabric and the channels. It’s also completely hidden within the channel so it has increased aesthetic appeal.
What is the Zipscreen Ultra-Lock technology?
The Ultra-Lock boasts similar benefits to the Z-Lock (integration, strength, aesthetic appeal), but is stronger and able to be used with heavier window coverings. It’s easy to install and comes with a heavy duty latching pin. The Ultra-Lock also comes with adaptive locking technology, unlike the Z-Lock. This allows the frame to be reset if the simultaneous locking feature gets disrupted for some reason, such as a storm.
Is Zipscreen smart home compatible?
Yes. This type of product was designed with smart home compatibility in mind. Most of the shades can be easily controlled from your smartphone. Obviously, this does not apply to manual options. They is also compatible with Alexa, Amazon, and Google Home for your convenience. You can open or close them with a simple voice command. This is one reason why this product represents the ultimate in window covers with its cutting edge technology. They are now being called ‘smart blinds’ for this reason.
Is maintenance required?
No structural maintenance is required. They are designed with the best technology using a sophisticated process. But a light level of maintenance is necessary for maximum longevity and basic sanitisation. It’s recommended that you clean them every 3 months or so to remove grime and dust. Even the best products won’t look right if you don’t clean them. The aluminium channels and the fabric can be cleaned with warm soapy water. Do not use oil-based sprays or silicone.
Are they really better than other outdoor options?
Absolutely. If you could compare them side by side, you would easily recognise the difference. Most outdoor options will have a gap between each separated blind. Other outdoor covers will have obvious gaps between each panel section within each individual blind. When the purpose is to block out light and increase privacy, gaps between blinds kind of defeats the purpose.
In contrast, Zipscreen outdoor blinds offer a total blackout and a completely integrated and seamless experience. It looks and feels more technologically advanced – because it actually is more technologically advanced. It also lasts longer due to a better manufacturing process and is easier to roll up and down.
If you’re not already sold on the benefits of this product, contact FKR Group and we’ll outline all the advantages. Regardless of your individual circumstances, we can point you in the right direction.
A local business with over 30 years of experience in the industry.
With Product Warranties ranging up to 30 years, and all installations covered by warranty, we only provide first class care for our customers.
No pushy sales reps, no obligations, just quality advice and fair pricing for all of our customers.
We come to you for your obligation free quote. Choose the styles and colours you want in the comfort of your home.
All of our products are custom made to suit your openings ensuring a high quality finish to your home, business or investment property.
We pride ourselves on being professional at all times. From the first point of contact through to after sales service.
At FKR Group, quality products and good old fashioned customer service are our priorities.
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The quality of the blinds are amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone!!
Quality work and efficient at what they do. I had new roman blinds installed and they look fabulous. Would recommend
Amazing servicing!! Highly recommend anyone who needs new blinds. Thanks again guys!
FKR Group offer a fantastic range of internal window blinds, shutters & curtains with simple, cost effective solutions for the latest options on motorisation. As a supplier of window furnishings with over 30 years industry experience, I would recommend the services of owner Frankie Rylance and his team to anyone considering installing one of the many innovative, bespoke sun protection systems on offer for your home or business.
Reviews are spot on, Frankie is a true professional in this business and loves what he does. We had few more quotes, Frankie gave precise information what we are getting with a very competitive pricing. We are glad we choose FKR. At the end, we loved the product and the service, very happy with the zipscreen outdoor blinds.