CALL US TODAY! 1-800-999-5617

The Durable Appeal of Metal Canopies from Datum

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2023 at 10:00 am.
carroll architectural shade datum metal canopies

Metal canopies from Datum can add a sturdy, appealing accent to any building.

Metal canopies can be an excellent addition to a variety of commercial buildings. The canopy can help you highlight your building’s entrance, show off your company signs and logos, and provide valuable shade and weather protection for your visitors. At Carroll Architectural Shade, we partner with Datum to provide our clients with the best and sturdiest metal canopies. Datum metal canopies are all aluminum, fully-fabricated structures designed to increase curb appeal and provide durable coverage for your property. What makes metal canopies from Datum so great? Read on to learn more about the canopies and their construction.

A Strong and Appealing Architecture

Metal canopies from Datum are designed to create a bold, strong impression. The firm structure of the canopy means that it won’t sway or shake in the wind or rain and will withstand years of use. Datum’s Aegis metal canopy has smooth lines and is specially designed to prevent bowing from end to end. 

The body of the unit can be fabricated from numerous options, so you can design a canopy that provides shade, all-weather protection, or a combination of both. All body components are fully painted aluminum, so corrosion is not a concern. 

Sturdy Structure and Minimalist Style

Metal canopies from Datum are held up with the sturdiest arms. Each is fully welded and utilizes all 6061-T6 high-strength aluminum alloys. The arms attach to a thick tube welded to the structural fascia, which then supports the rest of the canopy. 

The incredibly sturdy and durable support arms hold up the Aegis canopy design from above, so you don’t have to worry about large pillars holding up your canopy and blocking entrances or sidewalks. The Plexus variety of Datum canopy has no bars of support at all to create a seamless and minimalist canopy design that is sure to impress. 

Every Datum metal canopy is designed and fabricated with exacting standards to ensure high-quality craftsmanship. Every canopy is painted after fabrication and assembly with a polyester powder designed to meet the criteria of the AAMA 2604 coating specification.

If you are interested in the appeal a Datum metal canopy can bring to your property, start designing your aluminum canopies with Carroll Architectural Shade today.


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

Visit our website to see how we can serve you and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

Contact Us