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Comparing Types of SummerSpace Shade Screens

October 2, 2023

According to the Rolling Stones, you can’t always get what you want. But (come on, you know the rest!) if you try sometimes, you get what you need. What Mick Jagger and crew didn’t mention is when it comes to SummerSpace® shade screens, you will find exactly what you want and need. With our three stunning and effective shade screen options, you can choose the ideal style, function, and design that both looks amazing in your outdoor space and provides the solar protection and privacy you need. To help you make your choice, let’s compare the different types of SummerSpace shade screens.

FlexShade Zip Traditional 

Transform your patio, deck, porch, gazebo, or other covered outdoor structures with our FlexShade Zip Traditional screens. Zip Traditional screens are able to block up to 99% of solar heat transmission, leaving your outdoor structure cool and comfortable even in the warmest parts of the year. The perks of these shade screens aren’t just for summer, though; use your Zip Tradition screen all year long for insect control, increased privacy, and stopping unwanted solar glare.

Using an innovative side channel retention track system, these shade screens can fully enclose your space by sealing to the side of your outdoor structure. With retractable operation, you can use your shade screen when needed, and easily retract it into the headbox when you don’t. 

Designed to be unobtrusive and low profile, the FlexShade Zip screen will seamlessly fit into your outdoor ambiance and architectural design. It is available in custom sizes up to 25′ wide and 16′ tall. Choose from three headbox styles, dozens of mesh fabric colors and opacities, and six powder coated frame colors.

FlexShade Non-Zip 

FlexShade Non-Zip screens share the same quality and efficacy as its Zip Traditional counterpart but with a few key differences. Most notably, instead of sealing to the side of your outdoor structure, the Non-Zip screen system uses side cables and a guided hem bar to hang.  This makes it an excellent choice for patios or porches where you desire greater shade protection and privacy at a more economical price point. Also keep in mind, this shade screen option is not intended for insect control or use in windy conditions.

Just like the Zip Traditional screens, you can choose from three headbox styles, dozens of mesh fabric colors and opacities, and six powder coated frame colors. The Non-Zip screen system is available in sizes up to 16′ wide and 11′ tall.

FlexShade Tension Zip

If you’re in need of an overhead shade screen, the FlexShade Tension Zip is just the thing! Known for its extreme strength and durability, the Tension Zip screen system provides comfort and UV protection for your pergola, skylight, or other open outdoor structures. Quickly and quietly retract or extend your overhead screens as your need or desire.

Choose from six powder coated frame colors, four mesh openness factors, and eleven mesh colors. These shade screens are available in sizes up to 16′ wide and 20′ long. For longer spaces, you can nest Tension Zips screens that can be controlled as a unit or individually. 

With all due respect to Mr. Jagger and the Stones, when it comes to your shade solutions, there’s no need to choose between your wants and needs. With our three high-quality and much-loved shade screens, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you and your outdoor space. To learn more about these wonderful shade solutions, contact a SummerSpace dealer near you today.

Comparing Types of SummerSpace Shade Screens

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