Every day we’re seeing more uses for outdoor shading systems, especially the FlexShade® ZIP. The ZIP technology used on these shades keeps the fabric secure. A zipper detail is heat welded to the fabric and runs through a side channel on each side of the shade to keep the panel in place.

In this photogenic “Did You Know?” we’re sharing some beautiful shots of just a few of the many uses people are finding for the FlexShade ZIP.

Colorado State University, New Belgium Porch
Outdoor “in-stadium” tailgating experience. Shades provide visual and physical separation as well as some wind and rain protection.

In the photo above: Fabric: Phifer SheerWeave® 3500 (*Ebony). Dealer: Royal Textile Products | Commercial Window Treatment. Photographer: Brett Drury – Architectural Photography.)

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Shades prevent poor weather from interfering with live arts performances.

Dealer: Goodwin Bros. Shades and Specialties. Photographer: Alan Wycheck – alanwycheckphoto.com.

Chesapeake Energy Arena
Shades close off a refreshment area.

Dealer: Russell Interiors, Edmond, Oklahoma. Photographer: David Cobb, David Cobb Photography, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Private Residence
Shades are used to create enclosed outdoor living spaces.

Fabric: Phifer SheerWeave 2360 – 10%. Installer: M4 Specialty. Photography: Brett Drury Architectural Photography.

Private Residence
Shades are used on the outside of the windows for glare and heat control.

Salty Crab
This video demonstrates how the FlexShade ZIP keeps out rain in a Fort Myers, Florida, restaurant.

What do you think? Did you get inspired? To learn more about the Draper FlexShade ZIP, click here. To contact your Draper representative click on the “Got a Question?” tab!

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