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Screen Fabric Options

Made with extruded aluminum frames, Zip Tex systems utilizes Mermet, Phifer, Ferrari and Sunbrella fabrics to block the sun without blocking your view. There are several openness factors and color patterns available to choose from, for example:


Phifer Suntex 80 & 90

Exterior shading fabric made of strong vinyl-coated polyester, 31% Polyester, 69% Vinyl on Polyester. Mildew and fade resistant. Needs only an occasional cleaning with mild soap and water. Blocks up to 80% of the sun's heat.


Phifer Suntex 95

Engineered for exterior applications. It is a full basketweave vinyl-coated polyester fabric, thinner and lighter weight than traditional SunTex. 28% Polyester, 72% Vinyl on Polyester. Blocks up to 95% of the sun's heat.


Mermet - Natte

A highly durable fabric made up of 42% fiberglass & 58% vinyl designed for challenging situations in which solar heat gain and glare are problems. Retains excellent visibility with its 12% openness factor. Suitable for internal and external application.

Mermet - Satine

This translucent fabric made up of 42% fiberglass & 58% vinyl is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use due to its superior strength and dimensional stability. Excellent visibility with 5% openness factor.


Mermet - Flocké

42% Fiberglass, 51% Acrylic, 7% Cotton Flocked Backing. 0% openness factor. Blackout screen.


Weblon Coast Line Plus

High performance PVC composite that features a strong polyester base fabric. Used with the clear vinyl application. Multpile colors available for borders with clear vinyl.


Serge Ferrari Solits B92



Serge Ferrari Soltis 93



Serge Ferrari Precontraint 502

Used with the clear vinyl application. Multpile colors available for borders with clear vinyl.

Others fabric options include:

  • Ferrari - Soltis 86
  • Sunbrella - Solids
  • Insect Screen




What colors can I choose from?

Depending on the product standard colors are white, cream, beige, gray, ivory,  bronze, silver and brown. Many non standard colors and custom color options are available upon request.

How many shutters or screens can I operate with one switch?

Special switches will operate up to 2 shutters. Somfy's RTS or IGC Technology can be installed to operate virtually an unlimited number of shutters with only one switch. Somfy Systems can also be adapted to control one or more motors in groups and/or individually from one or more locations. In addition, we can interface with most home automation and z-wave systems.

When should I use a Motor with Gear Override?

Motorized shutters with a gear override option are recommended and required for any opening that may be used as an emergency exit. If power is lost, a motorized shutter with gear override can be manually opened for exiting the building. Some areas are also prone to frequent power outages. If this is the case, we would recommend manual shutters when possible and motorized shutters with gear override.

Do you have dealer near me?

We probably do! Just send us your contact information (with your Zip code!) We will get you in touch and/or send you free information material. Contact us for more information.

How can I or my company become dealer?

If you already are in the home improvement business, you are probably a good candidate. Call us or send us your contact information (with your Zip code!) Contact us for information on becoming a Hurricane Shutter Installer.