According to our vendor, Insolroll.com, “The Shy-Zip system is uniquely designed to keep fabric taut and in place, enhancing the functionality of the shade system and making it possible to seal insects out. Fabric edges remain in the track, and are heat-sealed to the zipper edge, so there will never be fabric fraying. The bottom rail uses a large, 1" pliable gasket strip, which is very effective at sealing uneven surfaces on a concrete patio or garage floor, or a floor surface that has texturing or is not level. The bottom rail also seals and protects the fabric edge, so again, there will be no fraying. The system is designed to be durable, and provide many years of service.
Insolroll utilizes time proven SHY Zip technology to seal the edges of the shade. SHY Zip is a product of the SHY Co. Ltd. of Japan, distributed exclusively in North America by its authorized sub-licensees. And, this Insolroll system is distributed exclusively by its dealers.” After many years handling Insolroll roller shades, they are by far our favorite product. They engineer quality at a great price.
Specialized Fabrics for Insect Control
Insollroll.com further explains, “TuffScreen and TuffScreen NoSeeUm fabrics are specifically designed to keep insects OUT when the shades are fully lowered. Both fabrics feature very small apertures to stop smaller insects, with NoSeeUm having an aperture small enough to stop the biting midges known as "NoSeeUms" found if coastal Florida and the Caribbean. Although they stop insects from entering, TuffScreen and TuffScreen NoSeeUm fabrics provide excellent view through.”
We can also substitute the insect fabric for different types or solar shade fabric, preserving the view and keeping bugs out. Then, press a button and your patio is wide open to the backyard. But wait, is it a little cold in the evening with a breeze, press the button and fire up a small heater and your patio is comfortable again. This is the type of versatility and options that make your patio “user-friendly” in various situations and environmental factors. Can you see how you can adjust your patio "walls" to maximize its use and comfort?
We would love to help you with this remote access motorized roller shade feature. Also, be sure to check out our online roller shade calculator for a rough idea of what your project might cost. Or, please use this contact form to describe your project with rough sizes, and we will gladly email you a rough estimate.