Similar to our straight drop range, zip awnings feature guides either side of the opening that holds the fabric in place and help to keep the area beyond secure – there is no way that someone can get in through the sides. Once channel awnings for windows reach the ground level, it can often be secured in place with locks that prevent it from being lifted from the outside. The added bonus of the guides is that they help to keep the fabric smooth and taut at all times.
Where to Use
Side channel awnings are perfect for alfresco living and entertaining areas, including balconies, decks, patios and verandahs. They provide excellent protection against the elements (sun, wind, rain and UV rays), allowing you to enjoy your outdoor spaces all year round. Many of the fabrics available are relatively transparent, meaning that you don’t have to sacrifice your views in order to enjoy privacy and protection.
Why choose Zip/Channel Awnings from Energy Window Fashions?
Our zip/channel awnings are quite effective at keeping the heat off your windows during the summer and the cold off them during the winter. You should even start to see lower energy bills!
Modern Contempory Design
The sleek modern design of our zip/channel awning locks the fabric into a zip mechanism that runs neatly between two side channels. This adds tension to the fabric while the side channels stop sunlight creeping in through side gaps that you find in most other products.
Perfect for Alfresco Areas
This is another awning option that is suitable for protecting your alfresco areas from the elements. They can be mounted in the space between posts or on the wall either side of your windows.
Suitable for Windy Areas
Homeowners who live in overly windy locations often believe that awnings are something they will never be able to enjoy. The design of this product, however, means that it is highly suited to these areas and has a wind rating up to 80km per hour.
FAQs about our Zip/Channel Awnings
What sorts of operation are available?
Our zip/channel awnings have four types of operation to choose from – crank handle (or manual), electric motorised, battery and solar motorised. No matter the type of operation you select, our zip/channel awning is complemented by its ease of operation.
Are these awnings suitable for light control?
The great thing about these window awnings is that they can be stopped wherever you want between the top and bottom of the opening. This provides you with maximum light (and privacy) control.
What colours are available?
These awnings come in a wide variety of colours – book an obligation free measure and quote and have one of our trained consultants bring the colours to you.