Manual Drop Screens FAQ’s2018-04-05T16:38:01+00:00
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Manual Drop Screens FAQ’s

A Manual Drop Screen is a horizontally mounted screen unit that lowers down for sun, wind, and/or privacy control with a hand crank. It can be mounted on the surface or inside the jamb of any exterior or interior opening. A Manual Drop Screen is not a bug-proof screen.

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 and is operated with a hand crank that turns 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, 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 don’t secure objects, animals, or persons inside or outside your dwelling. Manual Drop Screens can also be installed without a wire guide system.

Manual Drop Screens are commonly installed on doors, windows, patios, porches, balconies, and gazebos to create comfortable and/or private environments. The most common installation for a Manual Drop Screen is on an outdoor patio.

Every Manual Drop Screen is custom built. Manual Drop Screens can be installed on any opening up to 20’ in width and 20’ in height.

Manual Drop Screens come standard with a Bracket System.

Please refer to our Features section for further details.

A variety of mesh styles and color selections are available for Manual Drop Screens. They can block the sun without obstructing your view, or they can provide privacy. Mesh warranties can have a 5 or 10-year limited warranty on exterior applications depending on your mesh selection.

Please refer to our Features section for further details.

Manual Drop Screens are available with Sunbrella Fabric. Sunbrella color pigments are added during the production of fade-resistant Sunbrella fiber, which results in Sunbrella yarn and fabric with fade-resistant color throughout that 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 color palette.

Please refer to our Features section for further details.

A horizontal seam in the mesh or fabric is necessary when you reach a certain width or height for an opening in which a power screen is to be installed. The seam joins two pieces of screen mesh or fabric together to accommodate certain widths and heights. Whether or not a seam is required varies depending on the screen mesh and fabric. The horizontal seam location can be placed at the top or bottom of the power screen depending on the customer’s design.

Yes. We can custom print on 1 or 2 sides of mesh or solid fabric. Certain restrictions do apply. Contact our office for details.

The housing, weight bar, and 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.

Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems.

The AC Motor Specifications are: 120VAC/60Hz, 2 to 3 Amps. FCC Approved and UL Listed. Home Automation Interface is available.

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.

Manual Drop Screens come with a standard lead time of 3-4 weeks.

Please refer to our Maintenance Section for all of the Manual Drop Screen cleaning details.

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

Manual Drop Screens are meant for privacy and sun or wind control only. They are NOT meant to keep intruders out or kids or pets inside or outside. Manual Drop Screens installed at your home are not meant to be used as security screens. 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.

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5538 East La Palma Avenue

Anaheim Hills, California 92807

Residential & Commercial

Phone: 1.866.217.9749

Email: CustomerService@chiproducts.com


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