Awning & Canopy Styles

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Select an Awning or Canopy Style That Fits Your Business, Your Personality, Your Home

To simplify your search for the perfect awning or canopy, we provide this convenient reference page to show you the various styles as defined by the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA). Since almost every awning is uniquely designed to fit a particular space and provide a certain look and feel - there are almost an infinite number of variations that can be constructed.

Many awnings come with a valance (the lowest portion of the awning). The valance can come in a variety of styles and shapes as well, but there are three main themes: 1) Loose - flaps in the breeze, 2) Hard fixed valance with a metal framework to provide stiffness, and 3) none at all. On traditional residential window awnings you will typically see a loose scalloped valance. Many commercial applications use a fixed valance which provides a surface for graphics.

Elongated Dome
Rounded Entrance Canopy
Quarter Round/Convex
Lateral/Arm Retractable
Fixed Frame
Residential Window Awnings
What to Consider?

In selecting an awning or canopy system, you will want to consider the following elements in the design.

  • Purpose
  • Style
  • Configuration
  • Color
  • Size and Fit
  • Economy
  • Safety: Egress & Fire
  • Stability
  • Strength
  • Anchorage
  • Drainage
  • Graphics
  • Fixed versus Movable

Basic Styles

There are seven basic styles as outlined to the left.

In addition residential awnings are constructed as a form of retractable awning - using a rope and pulley system to pull up against the side of the house. The two basic shapes are the 'traditional' triangular shape and the 'mother-hubbard' shape that provides more room for casement window applications.