Are your fabric awnings falling apart? Is the thread on your seams or binding rotting in the harsh Florida sun? Maybe it's time for a replacement cover for those tired looking awnings with a fresh new color or style. Acrylic (canvas) fabrics by Sunbrella and Sattler are better than ever before, now offering warranties up to 10 years. We have over 300 colors and styles to choose from. If you are looking for something waterproof, then maybe a vinyl fabric with a 5 year waranty is more your speed. Ask us about our thread that is guaranteed to outlive the life of your canvas or vinyl fabric. As seen on the pictures below, fabric canopies can make a real statement on the exterior of your home or business. Replacement fabric can provide a face lift to residential or commercial properties alike. Whether you live in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or Tampa, we are here to provide the same high quality service we have since 1957.
We're at it again, this time making custom fixed umbrellas for our friends at the Isle of Sand Key condominiums. Being so close to the Gulf, their pool deck and patio are exposed to high winds almost daily, so a standard center-post umbrella simply would not survive for long in those harsh conditions.
We worked with them and came up with a functional and attractive solution: Custom Welded-Frame Umbrellas with Sunbrella Fabric Covers. The frames are fully-welded aluminum with a white powder coat finish to keep them beautiful and free of corrosion for decades. The 10-year Warranty Sunbrella Fabric is fastened with our state-of-the-art "Staple-Stitch" system that gives a tight, seamless look and allows the fabric to break away from the frame in the event of hurricane force winds. This relieves the pressure from the frame to allow it to survive the storm and we simply re-attach the fabric once the hurricane is over.
We really enjoy being innovative and creative when it comes to solving our customers' shade structure problems and we would like to help you too. Give us a call for a free consulation.
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!
Recently, we had the pleasure of installing a canopy for Robbins Property at the Nautica Apartments in St. Petersburg, FL. This particular awning offered some unique challenges as they wanted a seamless blend from a traditional fixed awning into a radius marquee awning and then back to a traditional awning. To further complicate the situation, the customer asked that we not install posts anywhere but the outer edges of the awning keeping the entrance way unobstructed. In order to accomplish this without sacrificing structural integrity, we added heavy duty support plates (pictured below) where the traditional awnings met the radius marquee in the center.
As you can see, they chose to powder coat the frame in a classy looking deep blue in order to match the dark blue Sunbrella fabric. Custom heat applied graphics were used to display their multi-color logo as well. The awning served its purpose of providing shade and rain protection to the complex's clubhouse. In my opinion it really transformed the look of the pool patio area as well. Here is a before and after picture so you can decide for yourself whether it made a difference or not.
We worked with our friends at RCC & Associates to set The Pub apart from the other establishments on Bay Street at the International Mall in Tampa. The black, fire retardant fabric was the perfect back drop for the custom graphics on blade style awnings. It was a challenge working with the limited installation windows while the mall was closed to the public, but as always, we got the job done right. The installation team can always sleep on the weekends, right? You can check out the finished product in person while enjoying the atmosphere of The Pub, or take a look at the photos below.