Engineered for external use in any weather.
Designed to make verandas, pergolas and other alfresco areas more comfortable, zip awnings are ideal for outdoor applications. A sleek, flexible and robust alternative to traditional awnings, zip awnings are also a favourite for home and office windows. Enjoy year-round privacy, weather and pest protection.
Searching for zip awnings in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter Valley? At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we supply and install Acmeda Zipscreen awnings. Book a complimentary consultation to receive your no-obligation quote.
Discover the benefits of Zipscreen awnings
Automate your Zipscreen awning with Somfy®
It’s time to enjoy effortless privacy and sun protection. Discover the exclusive Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) wireless control system or raise and lower your motorised Zipscreen blind with voice command.
Plus, optional weather sensors trigger the awning to retract automatically in harsh conditions. That means minimal wear and tear for maximum longevity.
Why choose Heritage Blinds & Shutters?
Frequently asked questions
What is a zip awning?
A zip awning is engineered specifically for outdoor use, with a hood, side channels and fabric that is kept taut by a zip system – which can also be referred to as a side retention system (SRS).
How does a zip awning work?
A zip awning is wound up and down with a crank-operated handle to control the level of shade provided. One handle can operate multiple awnings.
Rather motorise your awning? At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we offer automated zip awnings that can feature sun and wind sensors for total convenience.
Which fabrics are zip awning available in?
Zipscreen awnings are available in tinted or clear PVC and a range of solar mesh fabrics. which are great for sun protection and privacy. Both fabrics provide lasting privacy and protection while retaining the view beyond to varying degrees.
To learn more about the above materials and which one is perfect for your property, please get in touch with our awning experts on (02) 4958 4336.
Does a zip awning have channels?
Zipscreen awnings feature unique self-aligning 26mm side channels that are concealed from view and complete with a flat and grooved dual surface.
If you’re unsure which channel design is right for you, please contact our awnings experts on (02) 4958 4336 for personalised advice.
How wide can a Zipscreen awning span?
A Zipscreen awning typically has a maximum width of 5.8m for mesh materials and 4.5m for PVC fabric.
How do you clean a zip awning?
In general, Zipscreen outdoor blinds and side retention system awnings are best cleaned softly with a sponge using a mixture of warm water and mild soap.
That said, specific cleaning processes may differ depending on the fabric. Please give our team a call on (02) 4958 4336 for more information on the recommended method for your chosen material.