• Benefits of a Patio Cover

    Patio shades

    Patios are highly desirable elements of homes and businesses in Southern California, especially in San Diego. However, a patio alone is not enough to provide relaxation for your guests or customers. A custom canvas patio cover will protect your furnishings and your guests from the elements, providing a dry and cool place to enjoy warm ocean breezes. And if you own a restaurant, bar, or café, a patio cover will extend your usable space and give your patrons more room to sit and relax while enjoying a meal or a drink.

    Moran Canvas Products has provided patio covers for homes and businesses in San Diego, CA since 1988. We specialize in residential and commercial patio cover installation . Visit our website to learn more about our custom canvas shade structures, or call us toll-free at (888) 904-8665 to speak with one of our awning professionals.

  • Types of Deck Awnings

    types of backyard awnings It’s great to bask in the sun every now and then, but most people (most of the time) would prefer to lounge around outside under shade and shelter from the elements. A deck awning is a great way to keep yourself, your family, and your guests cool this summer, and can also help round out or complement your deck’s design. As you plan for a new deck awning in San Diego, CA , consider all the choices you’ll have, including:

    Retractable Awning

    By and large the most popular type of deck awning, retractable awnings can be extended or closed depending on the weather or on the preferences of your guests. Retractable awnings can be motorized or manually operated, and come in many different shapes, styles, and materials.

    Canopy Awning

    Another popular option is the canopy awning. A stationary, fixed-frame awning, canopy awnings can support exterior lighting, hanging plants, and other accessories to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that is ideal for entertaining and relaxing.

    Roman Shades

    If you want to make your outdoor living space even more aesthetically pleasing, consider horizontal roman shades. These beautiful horizontal shades can be retracted or extended as needed to dial-in the perfect amount of sunlight or cover for your deck.

    Shade Sails

    A new trend in deck shading is overlapping sun shade sails to create the illusion of an outdoor room without actually building an enclosure. Shade sails are ideal for covering large areas with minimal framework, and the dramatic architectural element will not go unnoticed.

    For the best selection of deck awnings in San Diego, contact Moran Canvas Products . Contact us online or call us at (888) 904-8665 to schedule a consultation with one of our deck awning professionals. You can also visit our website to learn more about our selection of custom shade structures.

  • The Steps of Making an Awning

    Awnings and other deck/patio covers aren’t exactly high tech, but they do require a decent amount of craftsmanship. This in-depth video takes you through the entire process of fabricating and installing an awning. As you will learn from this video, craftsmanship is the key to a high quality awning for your home or business. This video also provides information on the different types of fabrics you can choose for your residential or commercial awning.

    If you’re looking for residential or commercial awnings in San Diego, CA , contact Moran Canvas Products. We have over 25 years of experience fabricating and installing fine canvas shade structures in Southern California. Excellent craftsmanship is our specialty, and outstanding customer service is our calling. Contact us online or call us toll-free at (888) 904-8665 to get started on your new awning.

  • Spotlight on Awning Repairs

    awning repair san diego Awnings allow you to make the most out of San Diego’s beautiful weather. Not only do awnings provide an excellent source of shade, but they also protect against the rain when sunny Southern California skies turn grey. Unfortunately, awnings aren’t designed to last forever. After many years of withstanding the elements, it’s not uncommon for awnings to develop rips and tears that can let sun and rain fall through. If you’re not quite ready to purchase a new awning or patio cover, here’s a look at how to repair your existing awning to prevent the hole from getting larger.

    Clean the Awning

    The first step is to lower or remove the awning so you can easily access the area that needs to be patched. While the awning is accessible, clean it with a damp cloth and mild surface spray cleaner to remove dirt and debris. Not only will this help the repair patch adhere to the awning, but it will make your awning look a lot better when it goes back up.

    Take Measurements

    After the awning is clean, use a ruler or tape measurer to measure the dimensions of the rip or tear that needs to be patched. Cut a section of the adhesive repair patch (available at your local hardware store) a few inches beyond the tear for improved adhesion and surface coverage.

    Apply the Patch

    After the patch is cut to measure, remove the backing and apply it over the tear on the underside of the awning. Rub the patch firm in place to adhere it to the awning. Cut another patch of the same size and repeat the process on the other side of the awning to prevent water from leaking.

    If the rips and tears are too much big to fix with a patch, or if you just want to take the opportunity to make an outdoor home improvement, contact Moran Canvas. We specialize in residential awnings , solar screens, shade sails, outdoor curtains, and many other custom shade structures for the greater San Diego, CA area. Call us at (888) 904-8665 to learn more.

  • An Introduction to Moran Canvas Products

    About moran canvas products san diego Moran 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.