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Awnings

 

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Permanent Aluminum Awnings

When green was just a colour, long before ecology was a factor in home designs; and when energy costs were rational, we had offered the ultimate energy saving device. The awning, installed over windows dramatically reduces the cooling costs in the summer, while protecting during the winter. Some half a century ago when air conditioners became a household fixture, energy was cheap and fenestration technology leaped forward, the awning fell from grace, considered to be old fashioned.

Today, with soaring energy prices and with increased awareness for the environment, the awning is staging a comeback – and a major one at that. We install more awnings a week now than what we used to do in a month, just a few years ago.

Awnings are everywhere – in new and old homes, over windows and porches, entry doors and passageways.  

Our awnings are made of solid aluminum in a variety of colours and combination thereof. They are solid, built and installed to last for decades. They do not need service or maintenance, and the paint lasts – it always looks new. They can be installed without support where a generous slope is possible to keep the snow load away, or with supporting beams where a wide projection or a lesser slope is required. If needed, the posts can be used as part of a railing system, for a complete look.  

See below for a selection of options, as well as available colours. Call us or email your requirements, and you will be surprised by how affordable the awnings are and how beneficial they can be.

Our awnings are permanent, not retractable. We carry two lines:

  • Pan awnings, where the sections run perpendicular to the wall. This is the most popular style, provides better strength and clears the snow faster.

  • Step awnings -where the panes run parallel to the wall. This style needs further reinforcement and is prone to leakage when snow melts. While it is popular in the south, it is hardly seen in Canada.

 

AW1 - window awning

AW2 - window awning

AW3 - window awning

AW4 - window and porch awning

AW5 - porch awning with trimmed curtain and mini gutter

AW6 - door and window awning

AW7 - porch awning

AW8 - porch awning

AW9 - porch awning

AW10 - porch awning

AW11 - porch awning

AW13 - porch awning

AW14 - porch awning

AW15 - porch awning

AW16 - installation detail

AW17 - column detail and view of structural reinforcement

 

AW18 - side door awning 

 

AW19 - porch awning combined with railing

Porch awning

AW20 -patio awning

AW21 - balcony awning

 

AW22 - stairs awning

AW23 - porch and stairs awning 

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Awning colours

Awnings can be made in one colour or a combination of colours. Please use the samples below as reference. Colours are on the outside - top of awning, while the underneath is white. There is no additional charge for colours or combination thereof. 

 
Heron Blue Hunter Green Ivy Green   Hunter Red
 
Yellow Imperial Brown Maroon   Mocha Tan
 
Black Sandalwood Sierra Clay   Wedgewood Blue
 
Canyon Red Autumn Brown Cream   Colonial White
   
Wicker Terracotta Vivid Cream   White

Note - colours are subject to your monitor / printer interpretation. Actual colours may vary. More colours may be available - please check with us.

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Measuring awnings

To get a price indication, you may call or email us with your measurements. Awning terminology is simple: there are three dimensions: width, drop and projection. Please see the sketch below.
Valance height is always 8", and is included in the drop. 

When measuring an awning, allow for at least 6" more at each exposed size:  

 

Drop on a bungalow's front porch can be limited, where the soffit height does not allow for a sufficient slope. We need the height (clear height) from the porch floor to the soffit, as well as the porch's depth. See sketch below:

Awning measure

 Once awning is installed, there should be at least 78" height from bottom of the awning to the porch floor:

If overhang is too low to obtain the 78" clearance, we can make the awning deeper so that it will extend over the first step, to gain app 7" in height:

In some cases we can hang the awning on the fascia board bottom, so it can be a tad shallower:

Structural

Our awnings are made of strong, heavy gauge (.0250”) aluminum, baked enamel finish, sure to last for decades without losing its luster. Panels are “U” shaped, 5” modules,  interlocked into each other to ensure maximum structural strength.

Due to its superior mechanical strength, we can install our awnings at projections up to 4’ deep, without support. For wide awnings, we provide additional beam reinforcement.

Where posts are needed, we offer either 1” or 1.5” heavy gauge square posts, or - essentially double posts with connecting scrolls.

Drop calculation - ideally, for unsupported awnings, we would like to see a generous slope. A basic formula is: D” = P” / 2 + 6; where D is overall drop and P is projection. Example -48” projection: 48/2 + 6 = 30”.

For supported awnings - we can do with a 1:12 slope. Note that drop is calculated to include the valance - always 8”. As such, say for 10’ projection you’ll need 10” + 8”, for a total drop of 18”.     

For DIY projects – we can manufacture the awning for your measurements and supply it. However, we would strongly recommend our expert installation.  

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Quick links

Awning colours
Step awnings
Measuring guide
Clear awnings

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