Fun In The Sun With A Little Shade

Summer is the time for fun in the sun. Pools are the perfect place to get the most out of a long summer day. The cool water and warm afternoon sun are refreshing and invigorating. Even the most sun-loving skin needs some shade on the hottest days, however. Awnings are the perfect answer, bringing architectural class and friendly shade to your pool house.

Shady Retreat

Custom awnings provide a shady, relaxing spot to relax poolside without going indoors. Customized awnings that match your pool house decor can be handcrafted with fabrics that provide you with a respite from the sun without ending your day at the pool.

UV Protection

We are partnered with Sunbrella to bring some of the highest quality, industry-leading fabric technologies and products to our customers. Sunbrella awning fabrics are designed to block harmful UV rays and provide durable, long-lasting fabric structures to protect you from the sun and elements.

  • Sunbrella awning fabrics can provide 98 percent protection from harmful effects of the sun.
  • Sunbrella fabrics have been given the Seal of Recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation.
  • Custom designed awnings will provide beauty to your pool house in addition to shade. Our team can customize your awning to your exact specifications, including colors, shapes and graphics.
  • Reliable UV protection during the hottest months will allow you and your family to enjoy your pool while being protected from the sun.

Expand Your Living Area

If your pool is off the end of your house or deck, awnings can expand your living space into your backyard. Retractable or stationary awnings provide a shady transition zone between your home and your pool, and will protect your deck or patio from sun fading, solar gain and other weather-related elements. We can custom tailor an awning to fit any space, whether you have a pool house on your property or a poolside patio that needs shade.

  • Retractable awnings can be controlled by a command center, a remote control or manually.
  • A deck or patio awning will block sunlight from creating solar gain in your home.
  • Awnings on your pool house or home will reduce sun fading of furniture.
  • Cooling costs during the summer are dramatically impacted by awnings. The additional shade will bring your energy bill down.

Improving your home and property with customized awnings will beautify your space and provide you with a safe and comfortable way to enjoy the luxury of your outdoor pool.

Not Just A Commercial Awning Can Save You Money

Awnings have remained a popular trend in building applications across the country, despite the recent economic depression. Driving factors behind the awning industry include energy savings, affordability, and marketing.

Growing Awning Applications

Awnings have long been used on storefronts and shop windows. They have remained an important part of the American business community, but are also showing signs of significant growth in other sectors.

Green building. Green building has become an important part of the construction industry in America. The built environment is both retrofitting and creating new green structures to populate our modern built environment. Because of their tremendous impact on energy savings, awnings are a perfect fit for the green building trend. Awnings are so important for blocking solar gain and reducing energy use that the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system outlines the use of shade products including awnings, canopies, shade sails and shade curtains. As the green building movement continues to grow, awning design and installation will continue to be an important educational area for architects, building designers and urban planners.

Public shade. Standards for public space features are being created by the International Code Council (ICC) that focus heavily on energy conservation.  Parks, transit station, bicycle paths and parking areas are outlined in the code as spaces that require shade. Shade structures, tensioned fabric structures and awnings will play an integral part in implementing the code.

Shade gardens. Rehabilitation centers and healthcare facilities have been creating therapeutic gardens for patients to enjoy during their recovery. Awnings and canopies will play a large role in creating peaceful, enjoyable outdoor areas for patients that shield them from the sun and other elements. As holistic healthcare becomes more commonplace, these therapeutic gardens will offer more opportunities for awning and canopy manufacturers to form connections with new clients.

Design and graphics applications. Fabric graphics technology has made the transfer of nearly any color, graphic or logo to fabric a simple and effective way of advertising and designing with fabric. Custom awnings can now create custom graphics and designs that create attention-getting and attractive signage that offer a unique way of advertising, enhancing architecture and reducing energy costs for businesses.

Remote and motorized controls. Retractable awnings have incorporated automated technology that makes optimal energy saving benefits possible for homeowners. Sensors detect wind levels, precipitation, and temperature, and can be programmed to automatically extend or retract awnings with a hands-off motorized mechanism. Timers, remote controls, and weather sensors are all options for modern retractable awnings.

Is Green The Best Choice For You

LEED points are like currency when it comes to the green building world. One great way to boost your LEED points is by installing green commercial awnings.

LEED certification has become an important benchmark in modern construction and renovation. While LEED points aren’t awarded for any given product, the use of Canvas Craft awnings and canopies can garner more points for the building project.

Indoor Environmental Enhancements

Commercial awnings are installed on the exterior of buildings, but they provide incredible interior benefits.

  • Temperature Control. Solar gain is a huge factor in the built environment. During summer months, solar radiation can put a huge load on air conditioning systems. Properly installed green commercial awnings can reduce energy costs by up to 39-percent.
  • Improved Ventilation. Commercial awnings can improve a building’s ventilation. By reducing solar gain and heat flow through windows, awnings reduce the reliance on air conditioners. Windows can be left open during warm days to allow for natural airflow. This reduces the amount of energy needed to ventilate and cool a building.
  • Improved Lighting Systems. Retractable awnings, window awnings and solar shades have embraced modern technology. Commercial awnings can be operated with sensors and programmable devices that are sensitive to the amount and intensity of sunlight. On the early and late hours, and on cloudy days, awnings retract, allowing more natural light to enter a building.
  • Reduce Opaque Building Space. Windows have always been weak points when it comes to heat gain and loss. Awnings help to stabilize window areas, allowing buildings to have more of them. More windows allow buildings to benefit from more natural light and ventilation. These improvements create a more comfortable environment and reduce the carbon footprint of a building.

Additional Indoor Benefits:

Awnings provide crucial UV protection by blocking the sun from fading or damaging furniture and window displays. Commercial awnings also decrease the amount of exposure window areas have to the elements, helping them to last longer and require less maintenance over time.

Outdoor Environmental Enhancements

Creating a comfortable indoor environment is one of the main benefits of adding commercial awnings to a building. Awnings also provide significant outdoor advantages.

•             Reduce Solar Reflective Index. Buildings are more than walls and office rooms. The surrounding hardscape of sidewalks, patios, courtyards, parking lots / ramps, and roads is also considered part of a building site. The U.S. Green Building Association (USGBA) requires that 50-percent of a building site’s hardscape have a combination of shade, paved areas with a Solar Reflective Index of 29 or better, or open grid pavement. Commercial awnings and canopies are cost-effective and attractive ways of reducing reflected heat that would otherwise contribute to the heat island effect.

  • Awnings Improve Views. Awnings reduce solar gain and heat flow through windows, eliminating the need for tinting. Tinted windows provide some relief from solar gain, but they diminish views.
  • Protection from the Elements. Wind, rain, sleet, hail, sun and snow pummel windows year-round. Awnings help reduce UV damage, water damage and wind damage to window areas.

Additional Outdoor Benefits:

Commercial awnings can be designed with company logos, eye-catching colors and inspiring graphics. Printing and fabric technology allow virtually any pattern, color or image to be placed on an awning. An attractive, useful commercial awning is a great way to advertise 24/7.