• Ideas for Your Backyard Awning

    Awning Retracted over Doorway

    Backyard awnings can be wonderful additions to any home’s exterior. They add shade, protect you from the rain, and can add a splash of color to the house. No matter what you have in mind, you can create your ideal backyard with help from an awning. Here are a few ideas to give you inspiration for your backyard awning .


    Awnings come in a variety of styles. From options that attach to the house to freestanding awnings that can be moved around the yard, your choices are as wide as your imagination. Pick a freestanding awning to go near your pool or just off of your back porch to offer shade and more outdoor living space. Put awnings up over the back door and windows to add an interesting style element, stop sunlight from getting into your home, and provide a sheltered area just outside your door.


    Awnings can be designed to blend into your home, or they can add a pop of color to your backyard. A poolside awning in red or yellow can make a green backyard look warm and tropical. Beautiful white awnings can turn a back deck into a luxurious seating area. Of course, you can always use the same accent color from your home’s exterior for the awning to make it look as though the home and awning were designed together.


    Choose materials that complement your backyard décor. Awnings can feature a variety of materials, including canvas, wood, aluminum, and fiberglass. Portable awnings should be made of lightweight materials, such as fiberglass, to make moving them around easier. Awnings that won’t be moved can be constructed of heavier materials to provide greater stability and durability.

    For residential awnings that are as beautiful as they are functional, visit Moran Canvas Products . We offer the solutions you need to create the look you want for your home and backyard. To find out more about how we can help you, give us a call at (888) 904-8665 or visit us online today.

  • Reasons to Install a Commercial Awning

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    Think about a business you know that has an awning over the entryway. Doesn’t it seem like a professional and friendly place to shop, even if you don’t know anything about who they are or what they do? That’s just a part of the power of commercial awnings!

    Commercial awnings are inexpensive and durable. They can lend flair to otherwise boring architecture, or simply give your place of business a bit more personality. The canvas material is an excellent medium for printing your logo, providing you with signage, solar protection, and an updated look all with one product. Awnings offer a great way to increase your business’s visibility, and your customers will appreciate the shelter on rainy or very sunny days.

    Contact Moran Canvas Products today if you’re interested in learning more about what a commercial awning can do for your place of business. We can create a custom awning just for you that epitomizes what your business stands for. Call (888) 904-8665 today for more information.

  • Exploring the Benefits of Backyard Shade Sails

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    Is there an area of your patio or backyard that you wish had more shade, but where canvas awnings aren’t an option or you’d like to incorporate a more modern look? Consider shade sails! Backyard shade sails bring a number of benefits for your family and home, and can be taken down when you do want some extra sun—unlike other options that serve similar purposes. Best of all, you won’t have to wait years for shade like you would if you planted shade trees. Continue reading to find out more.

    UV Protection

    High-quality shade sails can block up to 90 percent of UV rays, so you’re getting true sun protection in addition to a cooler, more comfortable environment. This makes shade sails an ideal option for areas where children play, as well as in areas where you do a lot of entertaining. Of course, it’s always prudent to wear sunscreen any time you go outdoors, but shade sails can give you extra peace of mind about your sun protection.

    Modern Appearance

    Shade sails are particularly good choices for modern architecture, as they blend in with and complement the style perfectly. Their geometric appearance lends an ultra-modern look even in neutral colors, but the opportunity to go for bold shades definitely exists and is a great way to create a progressive tone for your home and landscaping.


    When you choose shade sails with advanced engineering from a reputable provider, they can last for 20 years, and sometimes even longer with proper care. While shade sails do stand up to sun and the elements well, you shouldn’t depend on them to provide protection from the rain. Some shade sails do have waterproofing that protects them from the collection of water, but you’re still likely to get wet if you stand under them in a storm.

    At Moran Canvas Products, we provide high-quality shade sails in addition to window solar screens, awnings, and other canvas products. Visit us online to learn more or give us a call at (888) 904-8665 with any questions.

  • A Look at Shade Sail Installation

    Shade sails are an incredible tool that can help you maximize your enjoyment of your outdoor spaces, even in the heat of summer. Their installation isn’t too tricky, but getting it right is absolutely crucial to how well your shade sails perform their intended function.

    Check out this video for a brief tutorial on how to install shade sails. Notice that the most important aspect is making sure your anchor points are truly anchored so that you can tighten up the sails to withstand wind and rain.

    To learn more about shade sails, residential or commercial awnings, or other canvas products for your home or business, contact Moran Canvas Products. Check us out online to browse our selection of standard and custom products, or give us a call at (888) 904-8665 to speak with one of our representatives. 

  • Using Window Awnings to Cool Your Home

    While bright sunlight streaming through your windows in the winter can be a good thing, it’s usually not so desirable in the summer. Solar energy can raise the temperature inside your home, forcing your air conditioning unit to work harder to keep the temperature cool and comfortable. Watch this video to learn how awnings can help keep your home cool.

    Awnings block the sun’s rays from shining through the windows. When solar energy is kept outside, the temperature of the home stays lower. Awnings can be small for windows or large for French or sliding doors.

    To learn more about how awnings can benefit you and improve your home, visit Moran Canvas Products. We offer a variety of canvas awnings, custom awnings, and retractable awnings. Call us at (888) 904-8665 to get started changing the look—and temperature—of your home.