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 A100.1-2022 Child Safety Standard

Effective June 1, 2024, in compliance with the updated ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022 child safety standard, all Draper window shades operated by a bead chain will be furnished with a tensioned hold-down device that is permanently attached and partially disables the product if not installed correctly. This hold-down should be installed with tension on the chain.

All bead chain operated window shades will include:

  • Permanently installed spring-loaded tensioned hold-down device
  • Approved permanent warning label attached
  • Approved mechanical fasteners for the tension device included. Screws provided are not suitable for all mounting surfaces. The installer is responsible for secure mounting using appropriate hardware for the site conditions. Consult with contractors and builders as needed.

If the tension device is not installed with appropriate tension on the bead chain, 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.

Approved permanent warning label

Learn more about the new child safety standard

At the link below, you can see more information about the new child safety standard, mounting methods for the tensioned hold-down device, alternatives to bead chain products, and more.

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Tensioned hold-down device

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