Drop Shades for your Store: Shading from the Interior

November 15, 2017

PictureDrop Shade at Mona Moore In Venice

​When we think of shade, we often imagine things like awnings, pergolas, and other outdoor structures. But did you know that interior shading known as drop shades are also excellent ways to keep your business cool and stylish?
Clothing stores, restaurants, and other shops can utilize drop shades to help keep the heat of the sun out while still allowing light to filter through. So what exactly are drop shades?
Drop shades are for either the interior or exterior of a building. Inside a business, a drop shade acts like a curtain, only it is not a solid fabric. Interior shading is a great way to help reduce the amount of solar heat gain your business gets and ultimately, help keep your business cool.

PictureDrop Shades at the Wilshire Country Club

​Drop shades are typically made from a mesh screen which allows light to filter through but still helps keep out the heat and protect you and your customers from harmful ultraviolet rays. The screen can be operated by an automated system – you can control it with a push of a button – or by hand crank. The screen is typically rolled up when not in use.
Drop shades that are used on the outside/exterior of a business are usually seen at restaurants. The screens are typically used in conjunction with an awning and provide side shade.

PictureStobag Tendabox Retractable Awning with a Retractable Valance

​Drop screens for the interior of a business have several benefits which include:
·      Stylish Windows. The screens can be made to match the interior design of your shop. (Think colors or patterns).
·      Added UV Ray Protection. If your business already has an awning, the drop screen can add a layer of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The screens are designed with specialty fabrics that block out ultraviolet rays.
·      Control. With a drop screen, you can control how much light comes through your window throughout the day. In the morning, you might want to roll up the screen. In the afternoon, you can utilize the drop screen to help provide some shade.
·      Shade and Cooling. Drop screens help keep your business cool. The added shade helps reduce the amount of heat the interior of your business absorbs from sunlight, thus keeping the temperature inside cooler. 

​Drop screens are great for any business looking to add a layer of style, creativity, and fun to the store’s interior design. For more information about drop screens and other shade structures, feel free to contact us at American Awning & Blind Co. by visiting us at http://americanawningabc.com. Or call us at 800-654-5933. You can also email us at info@americanawningabc.com