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3 Essential Tips for Designing Custom Awnings

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at 9:33 am.
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Remember these three key factors when designing custom awnings for your business.

Custom awnings for commercial spaces are intended to provide shade and shelter around your business’s entryways or windows. If you are ready to find new awnings or install them for the first time, it’s best to work with a custom awning company to design original awnings that will match your building perfectly. At Carroll Architectural Shade, we have extensive experience creating new awnings for all varieties of businesses and commercial locations. When you work with our design team, you can draw up new awnings that fit your building design and color schemes and appeal to your customers. If you are ready for new shade products, remember the importance of the following three steps in designing custom awnings. 

Create Your Vision 

The first step in designing custom awnings is always to find your vision for your new awnings. Gather inspiration from businesses or storefronts you admire, with awnings or displays that attract your eye and show off the store’s personality. Providing your designer at Carroll Architectural Shade with pictures and references of your inspirations is a great way to communicate what you like and ensure you are satisfied with your new awning design. 

Consult with a Specialist 

Awning fabrication and installation is a specialized task that requires extensive training and specific tools. To transform your vision into a beautiful reality, you will need to trust experienced professionals. At Carroll Architectural Shade, we not only design new awnings but build and install them for our customers. 

Rather than find pre-made awnings that hardly fit your vision or attempt the project on your own, our experienced professionals will be able to create new shade products built specifically for your building. The difference between designing custom awnings and settling for whatever is available is evident in the final results. Your customers will be able to recognize the work and care that went into your custom shade product. 

Choose the Most Durable Materials

A final factor to consider when designing custom awnings is the material you will use to create these awnings. Several awnings are available, including aluminum, metal, and fabric. Which works best for your business depends on a few factors, including how you wish to use the awnings. 

You may choose fabric awnings if you want to incorporate your logo and a fun design. Perhaps a metal awning is best if you want reliable coverage and protection from the elements throughout the year. Your designer will be able to help you decide which materials are best. Even if you select fabric awnings, the fabric frames are made with highly durable materials to ensure that your new products last for many years. 


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.

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