• Caring for Your Outdoor Awning

    Party or wedding tent at night

    San Diego gets some of the best weather on the planet. In order to soak up as much of the outdoors as possible this summer, consider installing an awning above your deck or patio. An awning will keep the sun from beating down on you and your guests, and it will also add to the appeal of your outdoor living space. To make sure that your custom awning continues to provide a shady relaxation spot for many years to come, follow these simple maintenance tips.

    Hose Off Dirt and Debris

    Use your hose to wash off dirt and debris that collects on top of your outdoor awning. Over time, the added weight of collected debris can cause the canvas awning to sag, rip, or even pull away from your home. If your awning is sagging in the middle, lightly lift the awning with a broom stick to dispel water that collects after a rainstorm or washing

    Retract the Awning When Not in Use

    If you had a retractable awning installed on your home, make sure to keep the awning retracted when not in use. It is especially important to retract the awning before inclement weather, as heavy rains and strong winds have the potential to damage your custom awning.

    Fix Minor Tears and Scratches

    Don’t hesitate to fix minor tears and scratches that develop in your canvas awning . The longer you wait to fix tears and scratches in the awning, the more likely they are to grow and spread. If your old awning is full of tears and scratches, it might be time to swap it for a brand new custom canvas awning instead.

    Moran Canvas Products offers endlessly beautiful possibilities for enhancing the appearance and comfort of your home. Visit our website to learn more about our custom canvas awning and solar screens. To request a quote, contact us online or call us at (888) 904-8665. 

  • Reasons to Invest in an Outdoor Awning


    San Diego is remarkably comfortable during the summer, especially when compared to nearby cities such as Los Angeles and Phoenix. But even a beautiful summer’s day in San Diego can feel sweltering if the sun beats down on your long enough. To stay comfortable while you enjoy the weather outside this summer, invest in an outdoor awning. Besides offering respite from the sun, outdoor awnings offer many other benefits. Here is a closer look at some of the top reasons to invest in a new canvas awning .

    Provides a Cool, Shady Area

    If you have a deck or patio, a retractable outdoor awning will provide a cool, shady area to relax or entertain friends and family during the day. It can be up to 15 degrees cooler in the shade, which means you and your guests will stay comfortable even on the most unusually warm days with a new outdoor awning overhead.

    Protects Patio Fabrics and Furniture

    In addition to keeping you comfortable, an outdoor awning will also protect your outdoor belongings. Awnings protect patio fabrics and furniture from the damaging effects of the sun. If you have a fixed awning installed on your home, it will also protect your patio furniture from rain. An awning does such a good job protecting furniture from the elements that you might not be limited to using “outdoor” furniture only.

    Increases the Value of Your Home

    Whatever you invest in your new outdoor awning you can expect to make back when you sale your home. A retractable awning is incredibly practical, and any potential homebuyer will love the convenience of having shade at the touch of a button.

    If you live in San Diego, call Moran Canvas Products to learn more about the benefits of owning an outdoor awning. We can design and build custom awnings for residential and commercial properties of any size. To request a quote , call us at (888) 904-8665. 

  • Using Color Psychology to Choose Your Business Colors

    Color can have a considerable effect on our behavior, which is why color psychology is one of the most important factors when building a brand. Whether you’re choosing colors for your logo or the awning outside of your building, knowing what colors mean and the psychology of colors in marketing can have a big impact on your overall success. To learn more about the use of color psychology in marketing, watch this video.

    To add some color to your business, call Moran Canvas Products and learn about our custom commercial awnings and solar screens . We provide colorful awnings for commercial properties throughout San Diego. Visit our website or call us today at (888) 904-8665 to learn more about our custom awnings and canvas shade products. 

  • Preventing Sun Damage to Your Outdoor Fabrics

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    Even though patio fabrics are designed to withstand the elements better than other types of materials, they can still acquire sun damage after long periods outside. For patio chairs, umbrellas, hammocks, and canvas chairs, use an outdoor fabric protector to keep the fabric from fading or cracking. Some patio fabric protectors also provide protection from moisture, dirt, and staining. Of course, a custom awning or solar screen is another great way to protect your outdoor fabrics while also adding shade and comfort to your patio.

    If the sun is beating down on your patio, call Moran Canvas Products today. We specialize in building custom residential awnings . Since 1988, we have provided fine canvas craftsmanship for homeowners and businesses throughout San Diego. To learn more about our products, call us today at (888) 904-8665.