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Straight Drop Outdoor Awnings

Straight drop awnings represent the ultimate in design and function, providing UV protection, air flow control and ease of operation.
Available in the following styles:

  • Side Cables – featuring stainless steel cables, is perfect for coastal homes. This sturdy system not only provides UV protection and air flow, it is incredibly durable and provides the best option when fixing a channel to a wall is not possible. Bottom rail end caps have been designed to “float” to accommodate instances where the cable is not straight, creating a smooth operation without putting pressure on the cable.
  • Side Channels –STC Awnings provide privacy, UV protection and insect resistance. They use a tension system holding the fabric secure in the side channels. It is ideal in light to moderate windy conditions, as the fabric resists channel blow-outs. This makes it perfect for enclosing courtyards, patios or balconies, essentially adding an extra room to your home. It eliminates light gaps and has minimal fabric build-up, ensuring the fabric rolls up symmetrically for longevity.
  • Drop – A traditional awning that doesn’t use guides – it is ideal for spaces where channels are not suitable. The Drop Awning is simply strapped down to a railing or floor, giving maximum flexibility for installation. Locking bolts can be used to secure the awning at the ends of the bottom rail.
  • Pivot – The Pivot Arm Awning projects the fabric off the window via a set of arms. This allows sun to be controlled through the angle or pitch, and also allows for airflow underneath as the awning is not fitted directly to the window. Windows can remain open when the awning is in use. The Pivot Arm Awning has a heavy-duty contemporary design and is ideal for larger windows.

These Systems are available with many extras, including:

  • Fabric valances
  • Bottom rail brushes
  • Locking Bolts
  • Motorisation
  • Branded solutions

We stock the following brands of Straight Drop Awnings:

What are the benefits of a straight drop awning V a folding arm awning?

Straight drop awnings are a lower price point that a folding arm awning. They are specifically designed for heat protection and not to ‘extend’ your living space like a folding arm awning.

How does a straight drop awning work?

There are a range of different operating systems for straight drop awnings such as manual crank operation, spring operation, internal winch operation and motorised operation (both battery and hardwired options).

Is there an option for a solar powered motor so I don’t need an electrician?

Yes. Luxaflex offer the Photon One Solar Powered motor.

The Photon One uses the power of the sun to recharge the built in 24v DC battery pack, it does not need wired electricity to operate it. This reduces installation costs as an electrician is not required to install the motor. As little as 2-3 hours of direct sunlight is required to charge the battery for enough power for several day’s operation and a ‘charging current checking button’ on the side of the unit can be pushed to see if the unit is currently charging

Interested in more information on this solar powered motor?

Installation of your Outdoor Awnings

Straight drop awnings can be installed with face fit or top fix mounting brackets into most surfaces. In some instances where the structure is made from Hebel or Blue Board a timber plinth may need to be installed to allow adequate fixing.

How can I clean my outdoor awnings?

External Sunscreen, Acrylic, Canvas and PVC fabrics have been manufactured from the highest quality materials and will give many years of outstanding service if cared for appropriately.

Always ensure any electrical connections to the awning are isolated prior to cleaning.

  • Avoid rolling up the fabric awning when wet. Roll up style awnings should be retracted in rain or storm conditions. If rolled up wet, the awning should be extended and allowed to dry once the weather clears. Failure to take this action will encourage algae, mildew or other fungal growth, that will not be covered under your product warranty.
  • Avoid pools of water laying on the fabric or leaving the awning extended in the rain, as failure to do so will accelerate some leaching of chemicals, reducing mould and mildew resistance.
  • Do not allow dirt, dust, grime, leaf litter and bird matter to remain on the fabric (as this provides a perfect medium for bacteria to proliferate).
  • Cleaning should be carried out by light sponging with warm water and a mild natural soap. Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. Do not scrub the fabric. Hosing the fabric occasionally on a hot day is also beneficial to the appearance of the fabric as it removes dust and grime and minimises the development of algae, mildew or other fungal growth. Do not use soap powder, concentrated soaps or detergents, nor cleaning fluids.
  • Keep insecticides, solvents and fuels away from the awning.
  • Occasionally extend the awning fully down to even out the material, particularly if the awning is usually set in one position.

Interested in Straight Drop Awning for your home or business?

Contact us for a free measure and quote and see our range of awning colours and fabrics that best match your exteriors.