By far our most popular product, the Zipscreen fabric awning is an amazingly versatile fabric awning system.
Zipscreen is the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window. Specially designed for alfresco entertaining areas such as pergolas, verandahs, and balconies, it offers privacy and protection from the sun, wind, rain, and insects all year round. Also ideal for home and office windows, it serves as a sleek, secure, and durable alternative to traditional awnings & outdoor roller shutters.
An ideal solution for enclosing Pergolas, Al Fresco & outdoor entertaining areas offering privacy and sun protection.
Wide range of standard colours and ability to custom powder-coat extrusions to suit any external environment.
Side retention system to keep fabric secure in channels.
Choice of open or enclosed roller.
Sleek and contemporary square cassette box.
Clean, architectural look.
KEEP YOUR HOME COOL IN SUMMER AND WARM IN WINTER
Direct sun on your windows is the greatest source of unwanted heat in the home. Effective external shading can solve this problem by blocking up to 90% of that heat. By shading a building and creating an effective barrier between the sun and your window, you can create a cooler home environment and save energy. Shading glass is the best way to reduce unwanted heat gain, however, permanent shading structures that are inappropriately placed and designed can block winter sun, while extensive shading in summer can reduce pleasant daylight. Adjustable shading systems can offer the best of both worlds, reducing heat build-up in summer, and enabling warm winter heat when the system is retracted.
CONTROLS There are a range of options to control your Zipscreen outdoor shades, from conventional manual controls, with a simple crank gear or spring solution, to our premium motorised system. SMART PHONE CONTROL Have total control right in the palm of your hand, whether you’re home or away. Our Zipscreen shades can be controlled directly from your smart phone, using Automate motors together with the Automate Pulse hub. Receive live animated shade feedback, through the Automate app, and know exactly what your shades are doing. VOICE CONTROL For the ultimate comfort and convenience, Zipscreen Automate Shades are now compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Control your shades without even having to lift a finger, lower or raise them with a simple voice command instead.
Did you have a Holland Blind in your room when you were a child?
I did. I would pull it down using a crocheted ring on a string and it would stop sometimes at the bottom of the window sill – or sometimes not so I pulled a little further trying to find the spring stop point and then I would run out of blind so I then tried to release the spring to put it back up a bit and after yanking on the cord several times the blind just shot up at such speed the cord pulled out of my hand and the blind then proceeded to spin on the roller until the spring fully unwound.
Then I would call out to my father ‘Dad my blind won’t work’. Dad would come into my room and scold me for pulling on the blind too far and tell me to be more careful. But I couldn’t get it to work correctly. Dad then took the blind out of its brackets and re-tensioned the spring.
I hated Holland Blinds and refused to use them in my own home when I grew up.
Then along came Roller Blinds with a chain control at the side. This was wonderful and totally re-invented the Holland Blind. Available in lovely colours and patterns and not a spring insight, Roller Blinds became the great solution for many window dressing applications and is still the most popular window covering today.
Now we also have Aero soft spring roller blinds that are geared to give perfect roll control with ‘No Chain’ for best child safety eliminating the looped side chain.
The Aero can have a wand down the side for easy access to the control over benches and hard to reach places, but also offers a fully wandless operation using the soft spring geared operation.
Our Featured Product this month is the Alu-Gard system for doors, windows and enclosures, an all aluminium security screening solution for Australian conditions.
Alu-Gard is a perforated aluminium sheet retained in an extruded aluminium frame.
Alu-Gard utilises a strong (1.6mm thickness) aluminium sheet that is perforated and powder coated to exacting standards. The sheet is retained in a frame with our riveted aluminium wedge retention system. The resulting screen is strong, extremely resistant to corrosion and provides clarity of vision.
Special features of Alu-Gard Doors and Grilles include:
1.6mm thick aluminium sheet
Resistant to corrosion while retaining clarity of view
Passes the Australian Standards AS5041-2003 for knife sheer, dynamic impact and jemmy
Black mesh and a range of frame colours
Call us today to arrange a free measure and quote to see just how Alu-Gard can improve your home.
Here at Advantage we try to keep customer service as our top priority. It doesn’t always pan out as we plan, but it is always lovely when our customers notice the extra effort we try to put in.
Here is one of our favorite emails we received:
I visited your company with one of the older ladies that I help yesterday; Friday 12 July. It was about 4.00pm and she had a cord-operated blind that would roll down but refused to roll up. Our expectation was that she would be without the blind for about a week and that it might be costly.
Your staff, the receptionist, another more senior female staff member and a very knowledgeable male who joined in were fabulous. They shared a great sense of humour with a thoroughly professional understanding of the problem and how to fix it.
They quickly ascertained that the blind was not one yours, but none-the-less set to work identifying the fault and installing the part that would remedy the problem. We were amazed that within 15 minutes they had completed the task and fixed the blind.
Not only that but they gave me sufficient instruction in how to fit the blind at Judy’s home.
The whole experience was absolutely delightful and to Judy’s amazement it was also inexpensive. It made me very proud to have recommended you and your company. You have some very lovely and committed staff.
Just like my electric blinds they work beautifully.
Mike Bundaberg 4670
Thank you so much for your kind words Mike. It really made the day of everyone in the office!