Cover without the fuss of cords and pulleys.
Protect your outdoor living space from the sun and wind with a cost-effective straight drop awning. Ideal for areas that cannot fit extra fixtures, this traditional awning looks like a stylish blind and is designed to endure external use. Lock it into any position with a crank-operated lever or motor.
At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we supply and install straight drop awnings throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley. Book a consultation to receive a complimentary quote.
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Automate your straight drop awning
For ultimate convenience, control your awning at the touch of a button. Our effortless Somfy motorisation systems can feature sun and wind sensors, automatically retracting the awning in harsh weather to prevent damage.
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Frequently asked questions
What is a straight drop awning?
A straight drop awning is an external covering with a traditional design that extends straight down over the front of your window or door. Guide rail and wire free, this hassle-free awning allows airflow from all sides and can be crank operated or motorised upon request.
A gearbox straight drop awning is a mechanically operated awning using a crank handle.
How does a straight drop awning operate?
A straight drop awning is wound up and down with a crank-operated handle to control the level of shade provided. One handle can operate multiple awnings.
Prefer to automate your awning? At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we offer motorised straight drop awnings complete with sun and wind sensors for ultimate convenience.
What are the advantages of a crank-operated straight drop awning?
Crank-operated straight drop awnings have long been favoured for their cost-effective sun and wind protection and easy operation.
This simple and effective design also offers extra privacy and insulation, reduced pests and UV damage, and efficient use of space and energy.
Which fabric is best for a straight drop awning?
At Heritage Blinds & Shutters, we offer a variety of fabrics to choose from for your awning, each of which brings its own benefits:
- Canvas provides additional insulation thanks to its thickness.
- Acrylic fabrics are available in a spectrum of colours.
- Mesh is heavy duty and affordable.
- PVC is UV resistant with exceptional sun-blocking capabilities.
To learn more about the above materials and which one is right for your property, please get in touch with our awning specialists today on (02) 4958 4336.
How do you clean straight drop awnings
In general, straight drop awnings are best cleaned softly with a sponge using a mixture of warm water and mild soap.
That said, specific cleaning processes may differ depending on the fabric. Please give our team a call on (02) 4958 4336 for more information on the recommended method for your chosen material.