Do you want to use outdoor shades to make a porch or patio more comfortable, create backyard “rooms,” or stop glare and solar heat gain before the sunlight gets to your windows?

Whatever your purpose Draper At Home offers multiple solutions! For most applications, however, the FlexShade® ZIP is the best choice. Here are five reasons why:

It keeps everything out.
Outdoor shades require support so the fabric doesn’t blow in the wind. A side support cable system is one way to tackle the problem but it leaves gaps on each side of the fabric. Direct sun, rain, insects, small birds, and small animals can get through those gaps. The FlexShade ZIP fabric is retained inside side channels, so there are no gaps.

It has been wind tunnel tested.
Eleven total FlexShade ZIP and ZIP XL units were tested at the Wall of Wind in Florida. Two units made it up to 145 mph and one even survived to the maximum speed of 150 mph! Only one unit did not make it well past 100 mph, failing at 95 mph. (152.8 kph). Based on the overall test data we believe the FlexShade ZIP will safely withstand wind speeds of up to 100 mph. However, the should be raised at much lower wind speeds because of the possibility of flying debris.

It is UL Listed as a complete unit.
More and more local inspectors insist all products on a project be UL Listed. That’s why Draper sought and achieved UL Listing. This makes it easier for dealers and installers to provide local authorities with the assurances they seek, and it gives homeowners peace of mind that the product isn’t a fire or shock hazard.

No worries about obstructions.
You’ll never need to worry about debris causing a shade to stop descending even while the motor continues to dump fabric off the roller. The FlexShade ZIP uses an obstruction detection motor. As soon as the hem bar touches an obstacle, such as debris, pets, or kids, the motor stops.

We give you choices.
The FlexShade ZIP is available up to 16 wide and the XL version up to 25 feet wide. Three styles of headbox let us to better match the surrounding area. We offer six standard hardware colors plus custom powder coat colors. Hundreds of fabric choices are available from American weavers Phifer and Mermet USA. And the FlexShade ZIP is Powered by Somfy for easy control by everything from a handheld remote to your smart home system!

Have we piqued your interest? ZIP over to our Outdoor Living webpage to learn more!

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