Your manual Ziptrak® outdoor blind is immediately ready for use upon installation and no other configuration is required.
As the blind has been rolled up for storage and transportation, you may see crease lines on the fabric immediately after installation. If so, simply leave the blinds down for a few days, so that the material may settle.
|Locking and Unlocking
Ziptrak® outdoor blinds come with the centre-lock-release mechanism that engages automatically when the blinds are fully shut. To disengage the lock, lightly push down the bottom bar to release pressure while lifting the centre-lock-release handle.
|Using the Pull Stick
Use the pull stick for hard-to-reach heights. Do not operate the blinds via the centre-lock-release handle, as this may cause the lock handle to crack.
With correct cleaning and usage, Ziptrak® blinds will look great and function properly for years.
Weave Fabric Blinds
Clear PVC Blinds
If your blind is wet, leave it down to dry before rolling it up. Moisture within the rolled-up blind may cause mould to form. If you have selected a RainOut® Fabric, it is important to leave your blinds down, allow good ventilation and extra drying time before rolling up the blind due to the non-porous nature of the fabric.
In general, Ziptrak® blinds should not require additional lubrication as part of regular maintenance. However, in dusty and seafront locations, you may wish to add lubricant approximately once a year to assist in the continued smooth operation of the blind.
Only use non-oil-based silicone spray, such as “Specialist High Performance Silicon Lubricant” from the WD-40 company. To apply, lower the blind all the way; evenly apply the spray in the groove between the spline and the track. Do this for the exterior of the blind only, on both the left and right sides. After lubrication, open and close the blind several times to evenly distribute the silicone spray within the track.
! DO NOT use any oil-based lubricants, such as WD-40 Multi-Use Product, as this will damage the spline tape and clog any dust that may be within the track.
Blind Fabric Sagging at Half Height
Due to the flexing and tension of the fabric when rolled up, it is common for track-guided outdoor blinds to sag or distort, especially when left at a half-height position.
A simple fix: fully retract the blind and pull it down again. Repeat a couple of times until the fabric is taut and the “loose” fabric section disappears. When the blind is fully closed, the fabric should be taut, and wrinkle-free.
Wind pressure against the blind material will create tension on the side splines, sometimes making it a little tricky to operate your Ziptrak® blinds.
If this happens, you can try placing one hand on the centre of the blind fabric and push outwards against the wind as you operate the blind. This will help to reduce the pressure on the side spline, and the blind will be “easier” to move. You can also close the sliding doors to your balcony to reduce wind pressure before operating your blinds. If this does not help, wait for the wind to die down before trying again.
During periods of high winds (30km per hour or more), Ziptrak® blinds should be left either fully retracted into the top tube, or fully down and locked at the bottom. During extreme weather events, Ziptrak® blinds should be fully retracted onto the top tube.
Please contact the authorised retailer who installed your Ziptrak® system in the event of any queries or warranty claims. Our authorised retailers will support you with any questions or concerns regarding the performance, operation or maintenance of your blind system, or if you require replacement parts.
Ziptrak® blinds are fully guaranteed against defective materials, manufacturing and fabrication defaults. Retailers are provided with a 60-month warranty of all the components on the Ziptrak® outdoor system. You will not be expected to pay for components within Ziptrak’s warranty coverage. Depending on the service warranty provided by your selected retailer, however, retailers retain the right to levy a fee for servicing requests that fall outside of their service warranty coverage. Please contact your retailer to discuss their warranty period and inclusions for your installation or refer to your Warranty Certificate by your retailer.
Please visit our warranty page for more information.