Do you have a patio or outdoor area that is affected by weather? The answer may be a Ziptrak awning. Ziptrak awnings are a vertical awning where the fabric is held in place by tracks on the sides. Ziptrak’s are great for outdoor areas as they can give you protection from the sun and rain when you need it and roll away neatly when not required.

The main benefit of Ziptrak is that fabric is held in place with specially designed tracks. These tracks allow the fabric to be held in neatly place so the the fabric does not blow out the sides. This is a major advantage over other systems where over time the fabric can become stretched and unsightly from being blown out of the tracks. Ziptrak is also wind rated to 120 KPH which is more than double the wind rating of our main competitor. The tracks on the side also allow for the perfect amount of tension to be applied to the awning so that it looks great when fully extended.

The operation of Ziptrak are also extremely easy. The most popular way to operate a Ziptrak is to simply manually slide it up and down. Ziptrak’s come with a balanced spring which allows the blind to stop at any position. When the blind is fully down it is locked into position and can be easily released by the handle on the bottom rail.

Ziptrak can also be motorised, which makes them even easier to use by way of a remote control. To operate the Awning all the user has to do is either push up or down on the remote control. There is also a stop button which allows the awning to be stopped in any position. With a motorised Ziptrak, predetermined limits are put in place so the Awning will stop in the same position at the top and the bottom each time. This takes away any chance of the blind being damaged by being overwound.


Screens Plus is your local manufacturer of Ziptrak awnings on the Sunshine Coast. If you would like us to come to your home or business and show you the benefits of Ziptrak please call John on 5448 6841.

I have lived and worked installing security screens on the Sunshine Coast since 1996 and one of the first things you notice living here is how hard the environment is on our homes. Most people living on the Sunshine Coast, especially those of use living close to the beach, know the importance of choosing products for our homes that can stand up to the high amounts of salinity in the air. Salt air can damage metal products, especially steel, in a very short amount of time. This means that most of us know to choose stainless steel for higher corrosion resistance.

This is even more important when it comes to choosing stainless steel security doors and security screens for our homes. Stainless steel security has become very popular in the past 20 years. It allows us to secure our homes whilst not interferring with our views or need to have unsightly bars or grilles on the windows and doors. One of the drawbacks of stainless steel security doors and security screens is that they are made from an aluminium frame and a stainless steel mesh. Most of us know that when when 2 dissimilar metals touch, especially in areas of high salinity, that the metals will corrode quickly. This means that the 2 metals need to be isolated from each other to stop corrosion from occurring.

Another important point when choosing stainless steel security doors and security screens is the grade of stainless steel that they are manufactured with. There are two main grades of stainless steel used in security products on the Sushine Coast. The first is industrial grade 304 stainless steel. Industrial grade stainless steel was the original grade of mesh used for security doors and security screens when they were first introduced. It quickly became apparent that this type of mesh is unsuitable in areas of high air salinity. Many of the original security products using this mesh rusted very quickly and an alternative to this mesh was quickly sought after. This lead to the introduction of 316 marine grade stainless steel.

The introduction of 316 marine grade stainless steel has given manufacturers and consumers more confidence in the longevity of security products. 316 marine grade stainless steel is better suited to areas like the Sunshine Coast especially when the 2 dissimilar metals, aluminium and stainless steel, are fully isolated. This has allowed the manufactusers of theses systems to give warranties of up to 11 years.

Although most stainless steel security door and security screen systems now use 316 marine grade stainless steel in there products, there is still one product on the market using 304 industrial grade stainless steel. Incredibly it is one of the largest manufacturers of home security products in Australia and it has become the name that everyone knows stainless steel security by. The simple fact is that 304 stainless steel is unsuitable for areas of high air salinity and should be avoided at all costs. I have seen products using 304 stainless steel rust so badly that they need to be replaced in as little as 2 years.

Purchasing stainless steel security screens and doors for your home is a large investment and one that you should full confidence in. Here at Screens Plus we only use products that are manufactured with 316 marine grade stainless steel including Secureview. Secureview is manufactured with marine grade stainless steel mesh and the mesh is fully isolated from aluminium frame giving the highest level of corrosion resistance. This means that Secureview can offer an 11 year warranty on stainless steel security products.

To see our full range of Secureview products contact John From Screens Plus today.

Secureview is a stainless steel security product that is available for all door and window applications. It comes with an 11 year warranty and has been independently tested and passed for all applicable Australian Standards.

Secureview security for doors and windows is an affordable fusion of science and technology. Secureview consists of a 316 marine grade stainless steel mesh keyway locked into an aluminium frame. The keyway incorporates a 3M Adhesive strip which penetrates the mesh and locks it into place. The keyway locking system makes Secureview extremely strong ensuring that the product will stand up to even the most determined attack. The keyway also provides barrier between the stainless steel mesh and the aluminium frame eliminating a major cause of corrosion.

Secureview security doors come with triple locks as standard and is available in a wide range of colours including the latest colour bond range.

Colin Grassick, Peregian Springs

“We had previously seen the quality of John’s work when he installed our SecureView Security Doors. So when he was one of 5 quotes to consider for our patio screens, it was an easy choice to make in selecting him again. The attention to detail was refreshing and the fact that he was always on time and kept us informed every step of the way was reassuring and not often experienced in tradespeople. It was not the easiest of jobs and when the pool gate was accidentally chipped he replaced it without any hesitation or bad feelings. We would highly recommend John and ScreensPlus and use him again without hesitation.”

Glennys from Palmwoods

“John was a nice guy and was brilliant with what he did. He also gave suggestions on how to do a couple of things. We were very happy with the service.”