Straight Drop Awnings are versatile outdoor blinds that do not require guides; instead, the weighted end rail is secured to railings or floor when lowered. Drop awnings make great alfresco blinds for protecting patios, verandahs and covered balconies from the elements. Choose light-blocking or filtering materials for privacy and shade or a clear PVC cafe blind style to keep rain and wind out without blocking views or natural light.
Amaru's custom-made straight drop awnings can be created from various materials that perform different functions depending on the elements you wish to block and the aesthetic you desire.
Our drop down awnings can be operated with the following mechanism:
A straight drop awning can be installed with face fit or top fix mounting brackets into most surfaces above an opening. These blinds feature a weighted bottom rail attached to the fabric that sits parallel with the headbox/roller tube. When lowered, the bottom rail is secured via your choice of a range of clip fastenings or locking bolts to a railing or floor surface; then, the crank handle is used to tension the fabric until the blind is taut.
Straight drop outdoor blinds are incredibly versatile and can turn any covered outdoor structure into a functional all-weather alfresco living and entertaining area. The material you choose for your drop awnings will determine the level of privacy and protection against the elements your blinds will provide. You may even decide to use particular face materials for different aspects. For example, on a high-rise apartment balcony, you might use acrylic side blinds to provide privacy from neighbouring balconies but a clear PVC main blind to enjoy the city views. Drop awnings can also protect windows that don't open outwards.
To ensure the best custom straight drop awnings in Melbourne are a perfect complement for your home, Amaru offers an extensive range of colours across our awning shade fabric options. From neutrals through to bold colours and traditional stripes. Need help deciding on the perfect shade for your alfresco shades? Our professional home décor consultants are here to help.
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There are a number of additional features and options that can be added to your outdoor straight drop awnings to enhance their use. Speak with your consultant to see what is possible with your choice of fabric and application.
Installing alfresco blinds allows you to control when, where and how much direct sunlight you want in your outdoor space. This is not only necessary for delicate patio plants such as ferns and orchids to thrive but will protect you and your furniture from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. Even our clear PVC blinds can be UV tinted for sun-smart outdoor living.
As their name suggests, these outdoor awnings drop straight down, they have no side channels, so if the weighted bottom rail is left unsecured, they will sway in the wind. Amaru offers various options to anchor your blind to suit every application, from webbed strapping to stainless steel saddle brackets.
Standard drop awning installation includes a headbox, which protects the awning and roller mechanism when not in use. Awning headboxes are colour-matched to your home guttering or custom powder-coated to the colour of your choice.
When anchored, drop awnings create a taut vertical surface that does not protrude outward, making them a perfect outdoor blind for windows with limited clearance, such as those close to fences or walkways.
Amaru uses only local industry-tested awning materials, mechanisms and components that have proven durability for the Australian climate.
Drop awnings block wind and rain, allowing you to enjoy your balcony, patio or any other alfresco living area in all-weather year-round.
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