Rick gets all the credit for this one. After hours of measuring this complex install, it fit just right. Amelie's Bakery in the Hyde Park area of Tampa, FL was the recipient of our latest masterpiece. The complex notches on the wall along with the existing railing we had to follow for the front edge of the awning made this install a challenge. The several puzzle pieces that made up this awning were covered with black Patio 500 vinyl fabric. The frame was left to resemble mill aluminum for an industrial look. All the different angles provide some artistic geometry to the appearance of the top plane of the awning. This outdoor seating area will be great for snacking on some baked goods and people watching in downtown Hyde Park.
The weather is starting to cool off and entertaining outdoors is becoming more enjoyable. A canopy is a great way to protect yourself from the elements and beautify your outdoor space. The cooper black sunbrella fabric provides an elegant look and a 10 year limited warranty. The aluminum frame is powder coated black to both protect the frame and blend in with the fabric for a seamless look. The aluminum frame won't corrode like steel and will last a lifetime with proper maintenance.
Check out this new Cafe right on the docks at Dunedin Marina. Walt opened up a new location near downtown Dunedin and his outdoor patio deck was wide-open to the sun and rain. He called on us to make his seating available in all kinds of weather conditions. Fully equipped with roll-down shades to keep rain and wind at bey, the new outdoor seating area canopy has more than doubled the number of tables available for patrons and has increased Walt's business! The canopy will easily pay for itself in one season. Call us today to find out how we can help you get more use out of your outdoor spaces!
Looking for a way to spruce up the exterior of your home? Have existing awnings that have seen better days? Nothing will set your home apart from the rest like recovering your existing canopy frames. Recently, we had the opportunity to recover 16 awnings of varying shapes and sizes for a customer in St. Petersburg. The spanish/mesa style of the home looked great with the dome awnings and choice of scallop. The customer and their salesman really knocked this one out of the park.
Awnings can add a splash of color to dull exterior, or be made to blend in with your current home decor. Our Sunbrella and Sattler fabrics come with a 10 year warranty, and the Tenara thread we use is warranted for the life of the fabric. Be sure you ask about the thread and fabric other awning companies are using because odds are they are not using the best. Whether your recovers are big or small, we would be happy to help get you the best awnings on the market.
We recently completed a Free-Standing Radius Marquee Canopy for our friends at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport. In an effort to better serve their airline passengers, the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport added more short and long term parking and they called on West Coast Awnings to provide coverage to their parking fee collection kiosks. The new canopy structure boasts a fully-welded aluminum subframe with a premium vinyl fabric cover. Six powder-coated 4-inch square aluminum posts are secured in deep concrete footings that ensure this canopy will withstand even the strongest winds. The eye-catching yellow color allows for high visibility beneath with a cool yellow glow. Next time you're near the airport, check this one out and say hello to the parking attendant for us!
As the shade industry transitions to a mind-frame of sustainability, aluminum architectural canopies have gained popularity. We had the pleasure of installing an architectural canopy on Richard's Foodporium in Dunedin, FL. Architectural awnings or canopies provide unmatched performance in providing sun and rain protection due to their fully sealed frame. These canopies come in a variety of styles and sizes, and can be outfitted with scuppers or gutters to divert rain water run-off to the most appropriate destination. Since the canopy is made from high quality aluminum, it is virtually maintenance free and 100% recyclable. Contractors are finding these canopies helpful in meeting LEED or "Green" building requirements as they provide shade to windows and entry ways, blocking heat before it enters the structure, and lowering overall energy costs.
Richard's Foodporium in Dunedin will be having their grand opening Saturday, February 19th. So while you are enjoying natural and specialty foods, take a moment to enjoy the sun and rain protection offered by our architectural canopy.
We love solving problems for our customers. Tony and his wife in Belleair Beach were looking for a way to add privacy and protection from the sun and rain to their back patio/pool area. Tony and his wife enjoy relaxing and exercising in their pool, and they were thrilled with the extra privacy that the motorized Phantom executive screens provide. In working with Tony, we found the best solution to be a one of a kind canopy specially tailored to his needs. Here is a picture of the finished product.
The frame and posts were powder coated. The canopy was powder coated to match the fabric while the the posts were powder coated to match the current pillars on the house. We also installed a powder coated super gutter in between the two section of the awning to keep them nice and dry. The canopy has a custom cupola at the peak allowing the hot air to escape out of the top of the awning while providing protection from the sun and rain.
Tony loved his awning so much, he called us when he needed a custom solution for a handrail on a curved stone stairway on his property. He was looking for a strong and durable solution that matched the rest of his home and landscape. We had our fabricator, Pete, work his magic and pleased Tony once again.