Benefits of Awnings and Canopies
Fabric awnings and canopies can meet various design
needs. Many modern fabrics are long-lasting, bright, easily cleaned,
strong and flame-retardant. Modern frame materials offer high
strength-to-weight ratios and corrosion resistance. The proper
combination of these properties can result in safe, strong,
economical and attractive products.
These systems afford protection from the sun, rain, snow, sleet and
hail. In certain configurations, they can also protect from wind.
Applying graphics directly to awning fabrics provides identification
and/or advertisement without the need for "add-on" sign structures.
Creative designers and architects
can develop useful and intriguing designs for modern awning and
canopy systems that incorporate shape, light, color, texture,
graphics and structure, at modest cost.
Most awning frames are custom
made by cutting, bending and welding metal tubing, and fitting the
fabric to the frame. With these custom methods, almost any shape and
size can be attained and covered with awning fabric.