Straight drop awnings are much like a big outdoor roller blind. They are retractable and are operable with a handle on the bottom bar and also tie down with a stainless steel hook and saddle. There is also the option of torneau loops to tie it off halfway. We have a wide range of fabrics to choose from including screen fabrics, acrylic canvas and pvc. The screen fabrics come in a 5% openess and allows light to filter through while blocking out the heat and sun. 1% openess is also available and is great for privacy.