• Upgrading a Backyard Pool and Patio

    The best outdoor areas are full of features that are both stylish and functional. If you want to optimize the appeal of your yard, enhance it with items that entice you to spend more time outdoors.

    A pool and a patio are always welcome additions to an outdoor area. If you want to spruce up your yard, complement these new features with a patio cover or pool cabana that give you plenty of storage space and shade for your time outside. Check out this video for more design ideas.

    Moran Canvas Products can help you find all of the outdoor products you need to enhance your yard. From patio covers to solar shades, we help you stay comfortable. Call (888) 904-8665 to learn more.

  • Storing Your Awnings during Cooler Months

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    Residential awnings make your outdoor area more livable during the summer months. How do you maintain these awnings when the weather turns cold, though? Keep reading to find out:

    Brush Off Dirt and Debris

    An outside product like an awning will inevitably see its fair share of dirt and grime. Before you prepare these products for the winter, take the time to brush off leaves and dirt. Hose off the area to reach the dirt that is more embedded in the canvas. You can mix gentle soap with warm water and apply it with a brush to get a really deep clean. If you clean your awning before you store it, it is much easier to start using it again when you are ready for it.

    Prepare for Removal

    Once the awning is completely dry, you can take off the hanging valance and clean it. This should also dry entirely before you put it away. Make sure that you store it in a dry place to avoid mold and mildew growth. If you store your awning properly , it will be immediately ready for use when the winter weather gives way to warmer temperatures.

    Finalize Your Winter Preparation

    If you have a retractable awning, make sure that the fabric rolls up completely once you close it. Tie any loose pieces around the awning to protect it from the elements. If you do not have a retractable model, Take the awning off of the frame and fold it so you can keep it stored safely until the weather gets warm again.

    Whether you want a residential or a commercial awning , Moran Canvas Products has something for you. We believe in creating quality products that help our customers meet all of their needs. When you buy one of our awnings, it is built to last. For more information on our products or services, visit us online or call (888) 904-8665. 

  • Designing a Commercial Awning: Understanding the Psychology of Color

    Make your business as attractive as possible to entice passersby to come inside. A  commercial awning  helps you draw attention and make your business more visible to the world around you. Keep reading to learn more about color and how to use it in your awning selection:

    Pantone color guide


    The colorless appeal of a white awning helps you spread a pure image for your business. If you work in the medical field, this hue symbolizes sterilization. A white awning is a great color choice if you want to send out a youthful, clean image or if you want to portray balance .


    Show how powerful your company is with a black awning. If you are trying to reach an older audience, black symbolizes elegance and a high-end appeal. If you want to market toward a younger crowd, though, use black to develop a mysterious feeling for your company.


    This color is full of passion and makes a person excited when they see it. It is also a dangerous hue. Choose red for your awning if you want to encourage an immediate, physical reaction in your potential clients and create some drama and excitement for your business. Red is a great color choice if you want to be bold.


    Green represents health and wellness. It is also a peaceful, calming color that can make a person think about growth. Use green awnings to symbolize nature and a bountiful company.

    Whether you want to focus on one color or do a combination, a commercial awning is a great tool to use to get more business. Moran Canvas Products has been a leader in the canvas industry since 1988 and we continue to create products that give you an edge in the corporate world. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (888) 904-8665.  

  • How Moran Canvas Got Started


    Since 1988, Moran Canvas Products has been a staple for creating quality awnings, solar screens, and Roman shades in the San Diego area. The Moran family is part of a long tradition of creating canvas products and Michael Moran, the current president, has incorporated this knowledge into a business that caters completely to its customers.

    Michael Moran has been working in the industry since he served with his father at Moran Canvas between 8th and 9th grade. He earned his certification as Master Fabric Craftsman in 1994. Today, Moran Canvas Products is the biggest awning manufacturer in all of Southern California.

    Even though we have grown, Moran Canvas Products is still committed to giving each customer personalized services that meet every need. Whether you need residential or commercial awnings, we will manufacture quality products that are built to last. To learn more about the history of the company or our products, call (888) 904-8665.