What is the difference between a retractable awning and a drop awning?

Both the retractable awning and drop awning are popular with our customers. The difference between the two is based primarily on the positioning and capabilities. The Retractable Awning can extend or retract in response to weather conditions or entertainment preferences. With a motorised mechanism controlled by remote or automatic function, this awning style offers assorted options to suit changing needs.

In comparison, the Straight Drop Awnings is a traditional style that drops vertically to provide protection from heat and control of external light; this option is typically available as spring operation, crank handle operation, or motorisation.



Electric retractable awnings from SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED use quality components designed, engineered, and manufactured in Turkey for use in Kenya. Each part requires compliance assurance with the industry’s strict European standards before SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED will include them in local manufacturing operations.

As with many of our products, we have a full range of Folding Arm Awnings designed to suit various needs.

All our retractable awning models are able to be customised to suit the needs of your application. H Our Awnings customizations has been developed to include remote-operated motorisation or automated with sun and wind sensors.


SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED range of retractable awnings feature an articulated arm manufactured with the highest quality chromatised aluminium, durable die-cast parts, and secure steel cables.

Continued observation of these quality materials has resulted in outstanding functionality with long-lasting, trouble-free operations supported with a five-year warranty.

The awning fabric compliments any external facade with over 50 colours and patterns to choose from, all made from long-lasting water and UV-resistant materials.