Straight drop verandah awnings are an extremely cost-effective solution when considering adding protection from the elements. The popularity of our straight drop awnings also stems from their ease of use and reliability due to their straightforward and sturdy design. These features make this style of awning preferable for a number of applications – one extremely popular one being the familiar ‘drop blinds.’
Straight drop awnings are, to many, the type they are most familiar with in the home, especially when referred to as ‘drop blinds.’ Using a simple and efficient rope and pulley system, the awning or blind is completely raised or lowered at will in seconds. With very few components and the ones included being the highest quality, our straight drop awnings and drop blinds are some of the longest lasting and most smoothly operating awnings you can buy.
While certain applications may call for awnings with a diverse list of features and parts, the straight drop awning is the perfect choice for many individuals in a number of situations. One such circumstance is when considering protection from the elements for a home surrounded by an open verandah. Choosing complex awning types would be extremely expensive, and require extensive installation work – which will, of course, take up either a considerable amount of your time or even more expense due to labour costs. The straight drop awning, meanwhile, can be easily and quickly installed by anyone, with each installation taking mere minutes. Their straightforward design also makes them among the easiest kinds to join along the length of a verandah and butt join around corners.
Straight drop verandah awnings are also one of the most common choices when the goal is to protect from inclement weather. In some cases (geographical location, direction faced), openings and verandahs may not be subjected to a level of direct sunlight or heat that requires protection. However, at times they may experience wind and rain that require complete closing of an awning. Since an adjustable type would be useless here, there is no need for the extra expense. A straight drop awning made of sturdy material is the perfect choice here.
A consideration for straight drop awnings is making sure the colour or design is an excellent match for your home or business. Due to their up/down nature, they are often left closed in situations where an adjustable type would be left partially open, so avoiding clashing colours are key. Empire Window Furnishings offers our straight drop verandah awnings in a wide range of colours and finishes. In situations where they are primarily used for inclement weather protection as opposed to shade, clear straight drop awnings are an option we are happy to offer.
Straight drop awnings are both a budget and energy-efficient option when privacy and protection from both sun and inclement weather are desired. Opaque awnings provide complete privacy and total sun protection, while clear or translucent options can provide varying levels of protection while preserving outside views. While pivot arm or ‘drop arm’ awnings are another option for ‘open or closed’ type blinds, straight drop awnings may be preferred by those who want a sleeker profile when their awnings are open, or are using them for windows and glass doors. Our straight drop awnings are available in widths of up to 5,000 mm and lengths of up to 3, 700mm.
If you are looking for the highest quality, most affordable and widest selection of straight drop verandah awnings, contact us today!