Awnings and Canopies Can Serve Many Purposes
Awning shapes can range from traditional "shed" and "waterfall" to more artistic "concave", "elongated dome," and even "gable" designs. Canopies and tents can be traditional in design, or more elaborate cantilevers, multigon, sail, and other fanciful shapes to suit any purpose and design plan.
Whatever the shape, we often frame our awning and enclosure designs with 1" square galvanized rust-resistant steel tubing, or primed and painted aluminum tubing, which allows us to match the framing to a building's trim.
Graphics can convey a name, emphasize a brand, attract the eye, or tell a story. We've designed awnings and canopies for every kind of use, from additional restaurant seating, to party areas with dance floors, to comfort-enhancing shelters for pick up and drop off areas around entrances.
Most Popular Awning Materials
One reason modern awnings, canopies, and enclosures look so good and make such great economic sense is that modern materials are attractive, durable, and perform so much better than old-style canvas or thin plastic. Although there are many coverage solutions, our most popular products are:
100% Acrylic fabrics - The most commonly used, these fabrics are recognized for vast color options and their attractive, upscale and high quality look. They include brands such as Sunbrella and Sattler.
Non-illuminated Vinyl fabrics - Include brands such as Weblon, Coastline & Weathertyte and offer three material lines (good, better, and best). Weatheartyte is an effective, durable material we also use for enclosures.
Polyester fabric –For non-illuminated awnings that need to meet fire codes, we often use Firesist, a solution-dyed polyester fabric that offers top flame retardant performance and UV resistance. For back-lighting without graphics, we often use Cool Glo, which is resistant to ultraviolet light, mildew, rot and water and has strong resilience to fade, weather, scuff and abrasion.
Coated PVC – The most recognized brand that we work with is Cooley-Brite, a backlit sign and awning material which allows for maximum light diffusion, consistent translucency, and eradicable colors in backlit signs and awnings. It has meets fire-resistant standards and offers excellent color protection, durability, and long life.
Standing seam – A coated/painted steel is used for a durable, long-term coverage solution.