Café Drop Down Screen, also known as Omni Screen, is an easy to install and a reliable deck screen system. This outdoor patio screen combines style and practicality. Fantastic in its simplicity, Cafe patio blinds offer you a variety of applications and options to choose from, depending on your deck features. Ranging from free-hanging blinds with bottom locks to guide wires and even open type side tracks now (see below).
Also known as Cafe blinds or just outdoor blinds – these durable outdoor screens have a variety of fabrics and materials to choose from: clear and tinted PVC, fire retardant PVC, non-transparent PVC, mesh fabrics from Shadeview and Serge Ferrari. The operation of these outside shades can be both manual (crank operated) and automated (either remote or a hard-wired wall switch). If you are on the market to buy outdoor blinds, we would definitely recommend considering our patio screens – being both affordable and easy to install, they just might be an ideal fit for your new outdoor living area.
Check out our Ziptrak® outdoor screens range!
Ziptrak® is a fantastically easy to use patio blinds system. Lift it up/down within seconds, leave at any height, cover up to 6 m with one blind – this is all Ziptrak®!
WIDTH X EXTENSION
MIN – 500 x 500 mm
MAX – 5800 x 4000 mm
manual (crank) or automated (remote/wall switch)
Docril (acrylic canvas) – 132 colours
Shadeview Mesh – 25 colours
PVC – 0.75 mm clear or tinted
Stainless steel brackets
Customised bottom rail to Dulux powder-coat range
We offer a very high quality product at a competitive price!
Great lead time – from 10 working days
Hand-operated and motorised options
High-quality PVC and mesh fabrics
Range of types – free hanging, guide wires and side tracks
A drop down screen (also known as café curtains, drop down awnings, pull down screens or external blinds) is a mesh, PVC or canvas partition that can be used for a wide variety of openings: windows, doors, balconies, patios, porches, car ports and so much more.
The main benefit of these outdoor screens is that you can retract them easily when you want to allow more sun into your home or office.
Our café screens consist of stainless steel mounting brackets, aluminium hardware and fabric (acrylic canvas, clear, tinted or non-transparent PVC, polyester mesh).
Click here for more technical information on our drop down screens.
Our team at SunGuard can manufacture an external drop down screen to fit any size between 500W x 500H and 4500W x 4000H.
Looking for a screen to cover larger areas, such as decks, patios, balconies, cafés?
If yes, you may want to check our page on automation options.
Absolutely! Drop down screens are great for windows, doors, balconies, decks, carports, patios, porches, cafés, etc. We can custom design retractable screens for nearly any kind of opening.
Call us now at 0272007034 for a free consultation with our experts on outdoor blinds.
This depends on the type of fabric you choose for your blinds.
Shadeview mesh fabric is available in 3 different openness factors – 3, 5 and 10%. This means it allows you to enjoy the views, but still protects you and your property from UV and heat. Click here to browse our mesh fabric collection.
Acrylic canvas is opaque. Thus, it provides the best UV protection ( UPF 50+). Browse our acrylic fabric collection here.
Clear PVC is absolutely transparent, so you can enjoy wonderful views from your balcony or deck. Outdoor blinds from PVC are durable and lightweight. You’ll find them really easy to operate. Another advantage of PVC drop down screens is that they block UV, rain and wind, which is great for changeable NZ weather.
Café screens roll up and down neatly with the help of a removable crank handle. Easy-peasy! And you can make things even simpler by getting your café screens motorised. Click here to learn more about automation of outdoor sunshade products.
We are proud of our extensive choice of fabrics. Here at SunGuard, we offer 132 colours of plain and striped acrylic canvas and 25 colours of Shadeview mesh. All our fabrics are extremely durable and absolutely safe to use.
We offer 3 standard colours for the bottom rail – Warm White, Grey and Silver Anodised. What’s more, you can order custom powder coating by Dulux® Powder & Industrial Coatings and have the hardware painted in any colour you like.
Prices of café screens depend on the size and type of fabric you choose. An average sized manual operated screen (2500 mm x 2000 mm) with clear PVC canvas would only cost 850 dollars plus GST. Our prices include manufacture and installation costs. Plus, we offer a completely free measure and quote service!
When you buy a drop down screen from SunGuard, you get top quality at an attractive price!
In the normal run of things it only takes one day to complete installations, however, that depends on how many external screens you order. A single window drop down screen can be installed in an hour or even faster than that. If you order motorised outdoor blinds, installation may take a bit longer.
When ordering café screens, please check the lead time with our experts. Normally, it takes 7-10 days to manufacture external screens, but sometimes it gets really busy (like during the Christmas holidays), so the lead time may change.
Not really, café screens are easy in everyday use and don’t need much care. However, you might want to clean them once or twice a season with mild detergent and water. Just gently wipe them off so that you can get rid of the small particles of dust on the fabric, especially if you have mesh screens.
– Make sure fabric is clean and free of any debris.
– Do not wash the screens with harsh chemicals or pressure washer.
– Allow fabric to dry before you roll the screens up.
If your screens are motorised…
– If there’s something that prevents the screen from retracting, remove the obstacle, then lift the screen.
– Do not operate your screens in high winds
– Make sure that power gets to the unit without interruption
– Replace the battery in the remote control when necessary