Manual Drop Screens FAQ’s

Manual Drop Screens FAQ’s, What is a Manual Drop Screen?
A Manual Drop Screen is a horizontally mounted screen unit that lowers down for sun, wind and/or privacy control with a hand crank. They can be surface mounted or mounted inside the jamb of any exterior or interior opening. Manual Drop Screens are not bug proof screens.

The screen is mounted across the top of the opening to be protected. A Manual Drop Screen is installed with a left and right bracket system. The Manual Drop Screen is operated with a hand crank by turning counter clockwise to lower the screen and clockwise to raise the screen.

All Manual Drop Screens come standard with a bracket mount system, hand crank, fabric wrapped weight bar and wire guide system. Manual Drop Screens do not include a housing cover. The left and right wire guide system is intended to prevent the weight bar from swinging in the wind. They provide limited retention and no security of objects, animals or persons inside or outside your dwelling. Manual Drop Screens can be installed with or without a wire guide system.

Where are Manual Drop Screens commonly installed?
Manual Drop Screens are commonly installed on doors, windows and patios to create a shaded, comfortable and/or private environment. The most common installation for a Manual Drop Screen is an outdoor patio. Other common applications include: porches, balconies and gazebos.

What size opening can a Manual Drop Screen accommodate?
Every single Manual Drop Screen is custom built. Manual Drop Screens can be installed on any opening measuring up to 14’ (168″) in height and 16’ (192″) in width.

What Bracket Colors are available?
Manual Drop Screens come standard with a White Bracket System. Please refer to our Features section for further details.

What are the Screen Mesh Options?
Manual Drop Screens are available in a wide range of mesh, styles, and color selections. They can block the sun without obstructing your view or provide complete privacy if desired. Mesh warranties vary depending on your selection, but Classic has a number of mesh selections with a 5-10-year limited warranty on exterior applications. Please refer to our Features section for further details.

What are the Fabric Options?
Manual Drop Screens are available with Sunbrella Fabric. Sunbrella color pigments are added during the production of fade-resistant Sunbrella fiber. The final result is Sunbrella yarn and fabric with color throughout that resists fading and won’t wash away.

With over 200 colors and patterns to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home’s decor. Please refer to our Features section for further details.

What is a Horizontal Screen Mesh Seam or Fabric Seam?
A Horizontal Seam in the screen mesh or fabric is necessary when you reach a certain height for an opening in which a Manual Drop Screen is to be installed. The seam joins two pieces of screen mesh or fabric together in order to accommodate certain widths and heights. The times in which a seam is needed varies per screen mesh and fabric. The horizontal seam location can be placed at the top or bottom of the Manual Drop Screen depending on the customers design preference.

Can I order my Manual Drop Screen with a Custom Image on the Screen Mesh or Fabric?
Yes. We can custom print on 1 or 2 sides of a Screen Mesh or Solid Fabric. Certain restrictions do apply. Please contact our office for further details.

What Housing, Weight Bar & Side Track Colors are available? (upgrade feature)
The Housing, Weight Bar & Side Tracks are available in any custom powder coated Tiger Drylac RAL color for an additional charge. Please refer to our Features section for further details.

What is a Somfy? (upgrade feature)
Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems.

What are the Somfy Motor Specifications? (upgrade feature)
The AC Motor Specifications are: 120VAC/60Hz, 2 to 3 Amps. FCC Approved and UL Listed. Home Automation Interface is available.

What are my Somfy Remote Control Options? (upgrade feature)
A one-channel wireless remote control (hand-held or wall switch) can operate one motorized screen. A multi-channel wireless remote control (hand-held or wall switch) can operate up to five separate motorized screens independently. A hard wired version of the wireless wall switch is available as well upon request.

What is the Lead Time for Manual Drop Screens?
Manual Drop Screens come with a standard lead time of 3-4 weeks.

How do I clean my Manual Drop Screen?
Please refer to our Maintenance Section for all of the Manual Drop Screen cleaning details.

What is the Warranty for a Manual Drop Screen?
Please refer to our Warranty Section for all of the Manual Drop Screen warranty details.

Can I use a Manual Drop Screen as a Security Screen?
Manual Drop Screens are meant for sun, wind and/or privacy control only; they are not meant to keep bad guys out, kids or pets inside or outside. In no way are the Manual Drop Screens installed at your home meant to be used as a security screen. In no way is Classic to be held liable for any harm done to you, your property, and/or your family for using them as such screens.