Awnings Company serving the Greater Philadelphia Area, New Jersey, New York, & Delaware

custom awnings

What is an awning?

An awning is an overhanging covering that is attached to the exterior of a building. Aside from being an attractive way to upgrade the look of your exterior space, awnings are used for two main purposes. First, awnings provide protection from the elements. Awnings create shade, break high winds, and shield against rain or snow. Canopy, or tent awnings can even be used to create a comfortable outdoor room environment! The other main use for awnings is advertising. An awning printed with your business name, logo, and contact information can be just as effective as any other business sign!


Types of Awnings:

  • Slant Awnings
  • Waterfall Awnings
  • Window Awnings
  • Canopy Awning
  • Quarter Barrel Awnings
  • Shed Awnings
  • Door Awnings
  • Retractable Awnings
  • Gable Awnings
  • Dometic Awnings
  • Sidewalk Awning
  • Gazebo Awnings
  • Marquee Awnings
  • Custom Awnings
  • Patio Awning
  • Porch Awnings

 illuminated awningAwning Construction:

Our awnings are constructed out of a variety of durable, long lasting materials. They are made using .10” aluminum extrusion, which makes them strong, yet lightweight and easy to install. The welds are ground down to prevent sharp edges that might tear fabric or vinyl. Any black carbon residue created by the weld is covered with chrome aluminum aerosol.

The awning fabric is attached to the frame with a staple-in system. The fabric is stretched over the frame, then stapled into a specific groove that has been formed during frame construction. The groove and staples are concealed by a PCV trim that creates a tight fit and a clean look. The staple method allows the awnings to be more wind resistant and have longer lifespans.


Fabric Awning Materials:

We offer a variety of metal awnings as well as fabric awnings made of the following materials:building awnings

  • vinyl laminated polyester awnings
  • solution dyed acrylic awnings
  • vinyl coated polyester awnings
  • acrylic coated polyester awnings
  • solution dyed medacrylic awnings

All fabrics come in a variety of colors and patterns, are mildew resistant, and last for five to eight years. Nearly all of the fabrics, with the exception of some vinyl laminated polyester colors can be made flame resistant.


Awning Graphics and Lettering 

awning graphicsIf you want your awning to have a real impact, consider adding graphics! Graphics can be applied to your awning in a number of ways, such as eradication or head transfer. We recommend eradication for graphics that will be illuminated or back lit and heat transfer for fabrics such as Sunbrella. Large format, digitally printed vinyl graphics have the advantage of being sharper and longer lasting than painted graphics. We can color match to your existing logo or branding, which will unify your awning seamlessly with the rest of your corporate identity.


metal awningsAwning Installation:

The excellent construction of our awnings makes them a cinch to install. Once we have obtained the necessary permits and your awning has been delivered, we will contact you with an installation date and send out a professional team to get the job done as efficiently as possible. Then all that's left to do is relax and enjoy your beautiful new awning!


The Sunrise Signs Difference

Sunrise Signs specializes in custom visibility solutions throughout New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and the Greater Philadelphia Area. From awnings, to lobby signs, to vehicle graphics we'll help you expand your branding wherever you go. We pride ourselves in having a creative in house design staff, experienced installation experts, and a friendly, professional attitude.

Follow the Sun!