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NEW - The Fortress Zipper Track System For High Wind Applications, Rain and Insect Control Available with Outdoor Solar Shade Fabrics, Blackout/Total Privacy or Clear Vinyl with Solid Borders
Custom Designed up to 20 feet wide x 16 feet tall
Motorized only using Somfy Radio Motor Control
CAN WITHSTAND UP TO 50 MPH WINDS
5 Year Warranty
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Zipper Track System
For questions, pricing or to order, please call 866-230-4700
Shades can be raised in windy conditions but must be lowered in calm conditions so the zipper can lock into the slots in the track.
BORDER COLORS FOR SHADES WITH CLEAR VINYL INSERTS Clear vinyl is 20 Mil Marine Grade Double Polished with UV Inhibitors. These shades have a scratch resistant coating and can withstand temperatures down to -20 degrees without cracking.
(Maximum Sizes: 16' Wide x 8' High with 4" housing or 20' wide x 12' high with 5" housing)
Video - The Fortress Zipper Track SystemTM for Outdoor Use.
The Fortress Zipper Track SystemTM is the strongest retractable shade system against the elements. It is ideal for enclosing a patio, pergola or covered roof area against high winds, rain, critters, insects and dirt. The Fortress Zipper Track SystemTM keeps outdoor areas clean and protected. Instead of moving big pieces of outdoor furniture inside when you leave for a season, enclose them with the zipper track. When you return simply hose down the tracks to make sure they are clear of dirt and debris before lifting the shades. The Fortress Zipper Track System outdoor shades are prefect for water front vacation homes in which high winds may be an issue.
The deluxe all-weather outdoor shade fabric is actually "framed out" with sturdy, non-rusting powder coated extruded aluminum parts. But this system is different from the standard outdoor shade with side rails and housing. With the The Fortress Zipper Track SystemTM the fabric is actually constructed with heavy duty zippers on the sides. These zippers lock into slotted powder coated aluminum side rails so the wind cannot blow the shade out of them. The shade glides up and down smoothly and be stopped at any position. At the top, the matching powder coated aluminum housing is also different than the standard fare. It has a self-cleaning feature: interior brushes on both ends clean the fabric as it feeds into it. Both the housing and side channels come in 4 colors. The bottom weight bar is fitted with a brush that ensures a flush fit to the ground.
Several fabric choices are available with the The Fortress Zipper Track SystemTM Extra wide all weather outdoor transparent solar shades in either a 10% openness, which block 90% of the light and heat or 5% openness which bock 95% of the light and heat, come in an array of colors. They provide daytime privacy with full vision out. Darker colors give sharper outward visibility and better glare reduction. Or for complete privacy with no vision in or out, use our Premium Soltis Light Blocking Fabric. Soltis light blocking fabric can withstand extremes in temperatures. Or Clear Vinyl shades with solid borders extend outdoor living into colder seasons. They are good to 0 degrees. Maintain the view with total wind and rain protection.
This system must be motorized using Somfy 120V Radio Control Motors that can be hardwired to a junction box or plugged into a grounded outlet. The motors require 2-3 amps. The factory programs the single channel (for one shade) or multiple channel remotes. Multi channel remotes operate each shade individually or all simultaneously.
Areas stay protected from wind damage, clean and critter free.
Zipper Track system, view from outdoors.
Clear Vinyl Shade with Solid Borders.
Shades zips into slotted side rails.
Shades are mounted on 3" thicker rollers to prevent sagging. (Face of housing removed for display purposes.)
Sides of shades are specially fitted with a zipper that rides in 2 1/4" wide slotted side rails for a tightly sealed system.
4" or 5" Extruded Aluminum Housing available in 4 colors. Self-cleaning brushes inside the housing keep the mechanism clean.
Bottom bar fitted with brush that ensures a flush fit to the ground.
Fire Rating For Solar Shade Fabrics
National Fire Protection Association
NFPA No. 101
"Life Safety Code"
Class"A" rating Flame Spread Index 15 Smoke Developed Value = 350
Fire rating for Clear Vinyl (Strataglass)
Self-Extinguishing (ANSI Z26 1, test 5.23) Strataglass is the only clear vinyl approved by the Ft. Lauderdale Fire Department as an acceptably safe enclosure material for use in semi- permanent porches and beachfront restaurants.
North Solar Screen: Solar Shades & Outdoor Shades
Rely on our team of solar shades experts. For questions about our custom shades or to order shades call 866-230-4700