Drop down awnings are installed above an opening and feature a batten that sits flush with the ground when opened. Depending on the style you have selected, the batten will be secured to the ground using straps or it will be heavy enough to hold itself in place. The fabric is attached to the batten, allowing it to span the entire width of the opening and ensuring that there is very little gap around the sides. The end result is a flush, seamless finish.
Where to Use
Outdoor straight drop awnings are best suited to alfresco living and entertaining areas, as they allow you to completely enclose the space. This ensures improved privacy and improved protection against the elements. Many of the fabrics that we use can filter out harmful UV rays whilst allowing a pleasant breeze to pass through into the space beyond. These awnings can also be used to protect windows, doors and other openings from prying eyes and the elements.
Why choose Straight Drop Awnings from Energy Window Fashions?
Perfect for Alfresco Areas
Being able to protect your home’s alfresco areas from the elements, particularly the sun, can make the space much more usable. As these outdoor awnings drop straight down, they can be used to enclose an area as well as provide shade and protection on windows, balconies and verandahs.
Easy to Use
Straight drop awnings are incredibly easy to use – simply turn the crank handle to raise or lower the blind and tension the material after clipping the blind into one of the bottom set points.
As well as protecting your alfresco area from the elements (including sun, wind and rain), straight drop outdoor awnings also provide exceptional ultraviolet protection – which helps you enjoy your outdoor area and stay sun smart.
All of the awnings in our range are custom made according to your exact specifications. This ensures a perfect fit first time around by our very own trade qualified installers.
FAQs about our Straight Drop Awnings
What sorts of fabrics are available?
We have a wide range of attractive and modern fabrics to choose from, including acrylic, canvas, mesh, plus clear and tinted PVC.
What sort of fabric should I choose for privacy or light blockage?
If you plan to use straight drop awnings to improve the privacy of your alfresco area or you want to block as much of the light as possible when they’re closed, we recommend you choose from our extensive canvas range.
What are the main benefits of these awnings?
You will receive a number of benefits through the installation of these awnings, including: protection for your outdoor furniture, privacy, light control, temperature regulation and a reduction in glare.