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Commercial Awnings and Canopies

Business Benefits of a Commercial Awning

Almost every business can benefit from awnings. A fabric or flat metal awning or canopy can create more space, make your exterior more attractive to customers and provide protection from the elements. Awnings offer practical, affordable and customizable solutions.

Fabric and metal awnings offer many solutions for entrances, walkways, signage, windows, doors, patios, break areas, loading docks, and custom structures. Parasol Awnings offers Mapes Canopies, Superior Mason and Ballew products.

  • Increase Customer Traffic and Sales
  • Expand Your Living Space
  • Enhance Your Property’s Value

Parasol Awnings works with you to create an awning or canopy that is customized specifically for your application.

Fabric Awning & Canopy Styles

STYLE

USED FOR

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLE

WINDOWS & DOORS

The square awning is comprised of a down-slanting front panel with or without two side panels or ends. This is the most common commercial awning.

WINDOWS & DOORS

The quarter-sphere shape provides similar protection from the sun and rain from all angles.

WINDOWS & DOORS

The frame of a convex or barrel awning is similar to a square 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 also conducive to turning corners, making it ideal to shade storefront windows as well as the sidewalk.

ENTRYWAY, WALKWAY & BREAK AREA

The straight lines and angles of the A-frame canopy complement modern designs. The front face lends itself naturally to the placement of graphics for strong branding.

ENTRYWAY, WALKWAY & BREAK AREA

Marquee entrance canopies are often used as drive-under canopies, which can offer considerable cost savings compared to more permanently constructed drive-under structures.

PATIO & CARPORT

Stationary canopies can cover large areas and are often used to cover patios/decks and outdoor seating at restaurants. Unlike an awning, canopies are supported by not less than one stanchion at the outer end, as well as the building to which it is attached.

WINDOWS & DOORS

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.

WINDOWS & DOORS

Venetian awnings (sideless awnings) are adjustable to the angle of the sun, but since they don’t have sides, they may be less effective at blocking sunlight. Consider awnings with sides for areas of your business that get more sun exposure.

WINDOWS & DOORS

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 frame.

PATIOS & OUTDOOR SEATING

Enhancing the flow between indoor and outdoor space, fabric panels ensure that the space is attractive and usable in all climates. Fabric panels are sleek and chic, durable and efficient yet light.

PATIOS & PORCHES

Drop curtains are a stylish solution to turn your outdoor patio into an indoor space and expand the amount of space for customers.

Metal Awning & Canopy Styles

STYLE

USED FOR

DESCRIPTION

EXAMPLE

WINDOWS & DOORS

The square standing seam awning is comprised of a down-slanting front panel with or without two side panels. This is the most common commercial awning.

WINDOWS & DOORS

The frame of a convex awning is similar to a square awning with the 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.

PATIO/DECK OUTDOOR SEATING

Stationary canopies can cover large areas and are often used to cover patios/decks and outdoor seating at restaurants. Unlike an awning, canopies are supported by not less than one stanchion at the outer end, as well as the building to which it is attached.

ENTRYWAY, WALKWAY & BREAK AREA

The straight lines and angles of the A-frame canopy complement modern designs. The front face lends itself naturally to the placement of graphics for strong branding.

ENTRYWAY, WALKWAY & BREAK AREA

Marquee entrance canopies are often used as drive-under canopies, which can offer considerable cost savings compared to more permanently constructed drive-under structures.

DOORS, ENTRANCES, STORE FRONTS

Flat metal canopies with overhead hangers not only provide shade and shelter from the weather but also a modernized and professional look to your company’s entrance.

WALKWAYS BREAK AREAS

Flat metal canopies are ideal for providing protection from the elements when traveling from building to building. They can often be found at schools, churches, and community centers.

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