Choose a fabric awning style that fits your business decor – contemporary or classic.
There are many designs, styles, fabrics, colors, features and options available in awnings today. Your professional awning supplier can provide you ideas and budgets for the awning that fits your needs.
Canopy – A canopy, unlike an awning, is supported by not less than one stanchion at the outer end, as well as the building to which it is attached. Like an awning, it is made of fabric and can provide the same benefits and aesthetics of an awning.
Free-Standing Canopy – This canopy, is supported by stanchions at the outer end and not attached to a building. Like an awning, it is made of fabric and can provide the same benefits and aesthetics of an awning.
Traditional – The traditional frame is comprised of a down-slanting front panel with or without two side panels or ends. It can be used over smaller areas like windows and entryways, but can also provide protection over large areas like porches, patios and decks.
Dome – A dome-shaped awning is typically found over small entryways and windows and can be used in archways. The quarter-sphere shape provides similar protection from the sun and rain from all angles.
Elongated Dome – Similar to the dome-shaped frame, this style works best for long windows or entryways that require a dome awning. The elongated dome can be used on a flat surface or can curve to cover a corner entry or windows.
Quarter Round / Convex – The quarter round frame is similar to the traditional awning with flat side panels, but is characterized by a curved front panel, constructed from a series of parallel bows in the shape of a convex curve. It produces a radius shape with flat ends. It is best used over a small entryway or window.
Lateral Arm / Retractable – Most typically used over patios and decks, the retractable awning can be extended and retracted to provide shelter when necessary and allow sunlight when desired. It includes a manual cranking system or two variations of electric control systems; one functions at the push of a switch or button and the other can be controlled by sun, wind and rain sensors.
Concave – Most typically used over a window or door, the concave design is characterized by the inward curvature of the front panel. The side panels can be covered with fabric for a completely shaded enclosure, or left open, leaving the front panel supported by decorative poles.