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Which Properties Can Benefit from Flat Metal Canopies

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at 11:10 am.
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Flat metal canopies are useful for a variety of properties.

There are numerous commercial properties that can benefit from adding a flat metal canopy to their entrances. That is because these durable and weather-resistant shade structures can provide not only cool shade and rain cover to visiting patrons or guests, but increase usable space on the property and help create an attractive, inviting storefront. Properties such as stores, loading docks, schools, and apartment complexes can find multiple ways to benefit from flat metal canopies.

Stores and Restaurants

Stores with front window displays can benefit from flat metal canopies in front of their windows, which protect those inside assets from fading in the sunlight. Restaurants can use flat metal canopies to create a shaded outdoor dining area that entices guests to the establishment. Both buildings can use canopies to decrease the indoor temperature of their building and save cooling costs. 

Loading Docks and Drive-Throughs

If a business consistently sends and receives goods at a loading dock, a flat metal canopy can make those processes more manageable. With a shade structure over the dock, employees are protected from extreme heat, as well as rain or snow that would otherwise slow down their loading and unloading tasks. 

For similar reasons, flat metal canopies are useful assets for drive-through windows. These canopies are the perfect size to protect customers and their car interiors from rain or snow. Additionally, metal canopies can be built to precise height specifications for your loading dock or drive-through requirements. 

Residential Complexes

Apartments, condos, dorms, and other large residential complexes can utilize flat metal canopies to increase the appeal of their buildings and attract more residents. Additionally, placing these shade structures over entrances provides guests with protection from the weather while they wait to be let inside. 

Schools and Libraries

Educational facilities like schools and libraries often benefit from flat metal canopies and other shade structures placed over entrances and on playgrounds to create shady spaces for students and visitors to keep cool. Shaded areas are especially helpful for sheltering children from heat and rain while waiting for transportation, eating snacks, or playing. 


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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