FlexShade ZIP XL

Outdoor ZIP Shading System for Sizes up to 25 feet wide

FlexShade ZIP XL uses an improved Zip 127 Headbox with an integrated cradle support system to minimize deflection and allow wider outdoor shade widths. The ZIP feature captures the fabric's edge, resulting in secure fabric retention and improved light control. Cushioning pads dampen fabric movement under wind load and panels are held in place. As an exterior window shading system, it lowers HVAC expenses by preventing heat from entering a building. In outdoor covered spaces—such as garages, porches, or commercial food service areas—it filters harsh glare and protects against wind and insects, creating a pleasant outdoor experience. The FlexShade Zip XL can be paired with an Obstacle Detection Motor for added fabric protection.

Product Specs

  • Available in sizes up to 25' wide x 15' high (762 cm x 457 cm), depending on fabric selection.
  • Uses ZIP 127 headbox: 5” H (127 mm) headbox. Two Headbox Styles: angled and curved.
  • For added fabric protection FlexShade ZIP XL can be paired with an Obstacle Detection Motor.
  • Hardware finish is textured powder coat available in white, black, ivory, sand, charcoal bronze, or silver (smooth finish). Custom powder coat colors available.
  • Side guides can be jamb or face mounted.
  • No light gap at side channels for complete edge blackout system. Side channel width is 1-3/4" (44 mm).
  • Can serve as an operable insect screen or room divider.
  • Provides excellent protection against wind.
  • Weighted hem bar to stabilize shade during operation.
  • Available with an RTS Radio Technology Somfy obstacle detection motor or standard motors.
  • Product designed for exterior and interior use.
  • UL Listed.

ANSI/WCMA A100.1 Compliance

If clutch-operated roller shades are installed in an environment where it's possible that young children will be present, they should comply with ANSI/WCMA A100.1, the Standard for Safety of Window Coverings.

If the shades that you purchase need to comply with this standard, it is your responsibility to inform Draper and opt-in to receive compliant products at time of order.

Spring-Loaded Cord Tension Device

Compliant window shades will include:

  • Pre-installed spring-loaded chain tension device with bead chain threaded through it
  • Approved permanent warning label attached
  • Approved mechanical fasteners for the tension device included

If the tension device is not installed properly, or becomes unattached from the mounting surface, the shade will be rendered partially inoperable. If installed properly, the tension device will prevent the creation of a hazardous loop and will maintain tension on the bead chain. The tension device and label require tools to be removed.


The testing required by the WCMA for products to comply with safety standard A100.1 includes:

  • UV stability testing - AATCC Test Method 16 for UV Stability
  • Impact testing - ASTM D5420
  • Bead chain durability testing
  • Operation cycle testing - 3,000 cycles per the standard

Our spring loaded tension device passed the requirements of these tests.

WCMA compliant hangtag warning label

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