Moran Canvas Products
619.462.7778

Moran Canvas Products has provided fine canvas craftsmanship since 1988. We specialize in residential and commercial awnings.

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An Introduction to Moran Canvas Products

About moran canvas products san diegoMoran Canvas Products is a family business with a rich history. Here' s a little more about our owner, our roots, and our principles.

About Us- How It All Started

Michael Moran, our President, is a third generation awning manufacturer. His grandfather owned and operated Missouri Tent & Awning in St, Louis, where Michael was born. The Moran family moved to Jackson, Mississippi in 1958 and Moran Canvas opened its doors shortly thereafter. Michael started working with his father during the summer between the 8th and 9th grades and after high school began working with him fulltime. Michael has learned every facet of the awning trade and on October 11, 1994 earned the distinguished certification of Master Fabric Craftsman.

In 1984 Michael and his family made the decision to move to San Diego. Michael worked at Kettenburg Marine where he managed a canvas shop for Tom Fetter. When Kettenburg closed its doors in 1988, Moran Canvas Products was born! It started as a one-man operation and has grown into one of the largest awning manufacturers in all of southern California.

Quality Wins Out Over Price

Simply stated, there would be no cutting corners in favor of lower prices. Our customers tell us they do not want cheap if that means sacrificing quality. Since 1988 Moran Canvas has been in business, several awning companies have come and gone. The one thing that they all had in common was low quality and even lower prices. To achieve this they hired minimum wage labor and turned out an inferior product. Unfortunately for the consumer, they found out the hard way that you usually get what you pay for.

Over the years it has been the dedication of our employees to which we owe our success. They strive to make sure our products are second to none. Michael also feels a strong sense of responsibility to all his employees. He believes it to be his duty as an employer to provide employee benefits. Especially with the cost of living in California being what it is.

Finally, we realize that you have several choices when looking for an awning company. We hope that when considering our company, you not only look at the bottom line, but also look at the finished product that we will provide for you. A product with a guarantee as strong as the company itself.

Creating Shade for Your Outdoor Spaces

Creating shade for your outdoor spaces San DiegoDo you think patio cover installation is the only way to create shade for your outdoor spaces in San Diego? Think again! Patio covers are great additions, but they are not the only option to consider when designing your dream backyard. These features can also create shade for your outdoor spaces:

Patio Covers

Summer heat does not have to keep you from enjoying your outdoor living space! Your backyard provides a great area to spend time with family and friends. Make the most of this space with patio cover installation. A patio cover will extend your outdoor living space, letting you and your guests spend time outdoors without getting uncomfortable or overheated.

Outdoor Curtains

Do you have an outdoor bar or other backyard area that is slightly indoors and slightly outdoors? Keep this area cool and comfortable with outdoor curtains. Select from a variety of fabrics, patterns, and colors to create a stylish outdoor area that can easily be cooled down when the curtains are closed! Your outdoor curtains will let you quickly create more shade while also adding more style to your backyard.

Cabanas

A large backyard is always nice, but too much empty space means you are not making the most of this area! Take up empty space and create shade by adding cabanas to your backyard. Enhance your swimming pool area by adding a cabana where you and your guests can relax and cool down while spending time outside.

Shade Sails

You can show off your modern sense of style by choosing a shade sail for your backyard. These products typically feature two or more poles that support a triangular shade. Placing this shade in your backyard is a great way to create cool, comfortable, and inviting spaces for you and your guests!

Moran Canvas in San Diego offers all of these products and many more! These products can help you enhance the appearance and comfort of your backyard space. Figure out which option is right for you by calling us at (619) 462-7778.

Creating a Sun Shade

Is your backyard becoming a deserted island now that summer is getting closer? Warmer temperatures can make it difficult to enjoy spending time outdoors. Luckily, sun shades can help you make the most of your San Diego backyard!

As you can see in this video, installing sun shades on your own can be a time-consuming process. This project requires a lot of research, measuring, and construction. Tackling sun shade installation on your own can be tricky and overwhelming, which is why it always a good idea to contact the professionals!

If you are interested in professional sun shade installation, contact Moran Canvas today! Call us at (619) 462-7778 to learn about our sun shades and other outdoor products such as residential awnings and outdoor curtains.

The Benefits of Cabanas

cabana san diego

Summer means outdoor parties! If you plan to spend a lot of time in your San Diego backyard this summer, you should consider getting a cabana. This poolside addition offers a variety of benefits that you, your family, and your friends will all be able to enjoy.

Cabanas offer a covered space where you and your guests can relax and hang out before or after going in the pool. Forget the days of swimming and then running inside to avoid the sun—you will be able to spend plenty of time outdoors and stay cool in your cabana! This backyard addition will also give you more storage space, allowing you to further enhance your outdoor living area. A cabana can also be a good long-term investment that will add value to your home when you are ready to sell it in the future.

Are you ready to add a cabana to your San Diego backyard? Let Moran Canvas help! Contact us at (619) 462-7778 to discover other benefits of cabana installation and start planning your home improvement project.

A Look at Outdoor Awning Materials

Awning materials San DiegoMake sure your San Diego backyard is ready for summer with a beautiful new residential awning! This outdoor addition will create more shade for your backyard, allowing you and your guests to spend more time having fun in the sun this summer. Choose the right awning by learning about the most common awning materials:

Cotton

This soft fabric is a popular choice for residential awnings and offers a lightweight feel that fits in perfectly with outdoor parties and get-togethers. Cotton is not the most durable option when it comes to bad weather, but waterproofing chemicals can be used to protect the awning and extend its life. This fabric might be a good choice for your awning installation if you are ready to dedicate time to maintenance and cleaning.

Acrylic

If you are looking for a patio cover that is more durable than cotton, consider choosing an acrylic awning. This material holds up great in many different types of weather! That is because acrylic awnings are good at keeping water away and preventing fading from the sun. Homeowners who are concerned about rainy weather can benefit from choosing an acrylic awning.

Vinyl

Similar to acrylic fabrics, vinyl-coated fabrics are also commonly used for residential awnings. This material can stand up to the sun’s rays without serious damage and can do well in a humid environment.

You can learn more about popular outdoor awning materials by contacting the friendly team at Moran Canvas! We offer a variety of outdoor features to enhance your patio, including outdoor curtains and awnings. Give us a call at (619) 462-7778 to start learning about our amazing products.

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Hours of Operation

  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday
  • 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday
  • Saturdays – By Appointment Only