Drop Screens: What Are They?

October 22, 2015

​We’ve all heard of awnings and patio covers, but what in the world are drop screens? Well, just like an awning, drop screens provide shade and protection from the sun. However, drop screens are not overhead coverings, rather, they are literally screens that drop down.

Retractable Awning with a Drop Valance

Often, these drop screens are connected to an awning or patio. When in use, they are rolled downward and act like curtains except without the heavy fabric and pulley system. Also, drop screens function in a different way and are more versatile than curtains. Drop screens are designed to withstand the outdoors and can be made mold and mildew resistant and even flame retardant! 
​In fact, drop screens can enclose your patio space and create an intimate outdoor area. For example, if you have a business, you can use drop screens to enclose your patio area and give your customers a sense of privacy as they dine or lounge. The screens can be installed in conjunction with your awning or patio cover. The next time you visit a restaurant with an outdoor dining area, check out their drop screens and you will see what a difference something like this can make in your dining experience.

Clear Vinyl Drop Curtains at the Local Peasant


Mesh Drop Screens for Shade

Another thing to consider about drop screens is that they can be made from a variety of materials. Here’s a quick list of the kinds of materials you can use:

  • Clear Vinyl
  • Mesh
  • Acrylic
  • Polyester

​​Keep in mind that drop screens don’t have to cut off or blackout the view. Drop screens can be designed with clear vinyl which allows you to enclose your space and protect your guests and customers from the elements and still keep that amazing view and outdoor feel.


Drop Screens at Black Market

Remember, drop screens provide a layer of aesthetic for your outdoor living or business area. For example, you can combine drop screens with designs and other features and enhance and accent the look and feel of your outdoor space.
For more information about drop screens and other shade structures, contact us today to see how we can help you. You can also visit us at http://americanawningabc.com. You can also call us if you have any questions at 800-654-5933. Or email us at info@americanawningabc.com