Technical specifications

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Screen Fabrics

The Zip Tex uses Mermet, Phifer, Ferrari, Sunbrella and insect fabrics. These are leaders in the insect screen, solar screen, privacy screens, engineered products and outdoor designer fabrics industries. As the one of the worlds largest producer of fiberglass screens their products reflect technological innovations as well as todays changing design trends.
These fabrics are a solution to demanding functions in architecture: solar protection, energy savings, visual comfort, decoration, and comfort, they are truly intelligent.

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Upper Housings

The upper housing is a pre-assembled, modular system. It is 5-sided (20° or 45°) or 4-sided (90°) in design and is enclosed (with the exception of the slat aperture) in a roll formed (larger than 5 inches) or extruded aluminum ( 4'' and 5'') skin. Its finish consists of powder coated enamel in colors matching the tracks. The front and lower portion of the housing is a detachable access panel. They are two piece coverings. The back covering is pop-riveted to the housing and fastened to the studs above the protected area. The front covering is attached to the housing with sheet metal screws.

End Caps

The housing is supported at each end by die cast aluminum reel supports, which include stamped aluminum alignment plated and injection-molded nylon slat guides.

Tracks / Rails

Side Tracks

Side tracks are extruded aluminum with a baked enamel finish. The tracks undergo a five-step pre-treatment process prior to the electrostatic application of a high solid polyester based enamel. All side tracks are lined internally with tightly woven polypropylene runners.

Color Selections

Upper Housings and Tracks come in white, beige, brown and bronze.


Bottom Seal Options

Did you know that we offer three different bottom seals on the bottom of the Zip Tex hem bar?

We offer 3 choices of bottom seals, to suit your projects:

  • 3/4'' Pile Brush (Standard)
  • 2'' Pile Brush - for unlevel floors and bases
  • 1'' Rubber Bulb - for water sealant

For your next project, specify which one works best for you.
For more information on Zip Tex insect and shading screen view our Zip Tex area or contact us.