Minnesota Awning and Canopy Styles & Designs
Awnings & Canopies - Styles & Designs
Styles come and go. Which is tough, because our awnings last darn near forever.
We designed our canvas company to handle any awning and canopy design you come up with. And after 30 years, we’ve seen almost everything. We also designed our awnings and canopies to handle everything Minnesota can throw at them - the sun, the wind and the weather for as long as you wish.
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.
The traditional frame (most common with awnings) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Casement style window awnings that are designed in the classic style of casement awnings designed to accommodate casement windows with the need for their greater projection. One of the unique features about the casement series of window awnings is the fact they can be made with a different style of valance if so desired as well as a straight edge valance for a more contemporary look. These beautiful window awnings can be sized from three feet wide all the way out to 20 feet wide in a combination of three different projections.
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 which adjust when you’re not home.
How to select a style.
It all depends on how much sun you want coming through your windows. For northern and southern exposure, you may want to add sides to your awnings. For eastern- and western-facing windows, you don’t need as much protection. As all Minnesotan's know, seasons make a difference, too, and you may want to select a retractable awning that rolls up out of the way. If your concerned about snow loads we can design a removable fabric awning or canopy which can be simply detached and stored for the winter. Our awnings are custom so we can build them in such a way that they can withstand heavy snow loads if needed.
Fabrics. Solid construction. Striped, too.
Solids, stripes and custom designs—no matter how much decoration you desire, our durable awnings and canopies create dramatic entryways for guests, they expand your living and work space and, just as importantly, provide a visually effective way to promote your business brand. Check out our awning and canopy fabric choices or our what our awning and canopy graphic designers can do.