FlexShade Tension ZIP

Outdoor Tensioned Shading System for Angled or Horizontal Structures

Put our ZIP technology to work at any angle and create the perfect outdoor living space with the FlexShade Tension ZIP shading system. The ZIP feature captures the fabric's edge, resulting in more secure fabric retention and improved light control. The unit can be installed at any angle from horizontal to vertical thanks to tension cords in the side channels. Control sun glare on existing pergolas, patio rooftops, and other angled windows to make your outdoor space your favorite place to be.

Product Specs

  • FlexShade Tension ZIP is not a weather barrier; it is an outdoor solar control product only. Product should not be extended during a precipitation event or windy weather.
  • Available in sizes up to 16' wide and up to 20' draw (depending on width).
  • Includes standard brackets for attachment to structure.
  • Side channels install on mounting brackets.
  • Spreader bar may be needed depending on size of system.
  • Hardware finish is textured powder coat available in white, black, ivory, sand, charcoal bronze, or silver (smooth finish). Custom powder coat colors available.
  • Not available with blackout fabric.
  • Price includes standard RTS Radio Technology Somfy motor.
  • Product designed for outdoor applications.
  • 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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