Custom Fixed Awnings

Fixed awnings offer year-round sun and rain protection. Unlike retractable awnings, they can’t be stored or folded away.

Homeowners use them as:

  • Solar shades for windows and doors
  • Carports
  • Patio and deck covers

Commercial buildings use them:

  • For outdoor seating and dining areas
  • To cover entrances
  • To create an attractive storefront display

At Aero Shade, we’ve installed all styles of fabric awnings. We’ll customize an awning to your specs and install it to the highest standards — at an affordable price.

Fixed awnings outside a home.

Types of Fixed Fabric Awnings

So many awnings, so hard to choose! It’s almost like shopping the cereal aisle of your local megastore. But at Aero Shade, we can guide you through the dizzying selection process.

  • Stationary fabric awnings have durable and weatherproof fabric stretched over a rigid frame. They come in various shapes and sizes, often with a modern and customizable look to match the architecture and color scheme of a building.
  • Dome awnings add distinction and charm to commercial storefronts and residential windows. Their half-dome shape helps them withstand high winds and rain, making them well-suited for coastal areas. Restaurants, cafes, and boutiques favor dome awnings.
  • Dutch canopy awnings have a distinctive sloped front with a horizontal projection. They provide shade for a room, rather than an outside space.
  • Sail awnings create large shaded areas for residential gardens and commercial outdoor spaces.
  • Spear awnings are distinguished by their decorative spear-shaped ends or points, usually made of wrought iron or aluminum and sometimes adorned with intricate details.
  • Patio and deck awnings protect outdoor dining, entertaining, or relaxation areas. We’ll customize them to fit any size patio or deck.
  • Window awnings reduce solar heat gain through windows, improving energy efficiency.
  • Door awnings shield business entrances from the elements and serve as advertising.
Candy-striped awnings decorate and protect a home's exterior.

Why Consider Fixed Awnings?

  1. Continuous Shade: Whether it’s a patio, deck, storefront, or window, fixed awnings keep the area shaded throughout the day.
  2. Weather Protection: Awnings keep outdoor spaces dry and comfortable, even during light rain.
  3. Curb Appeal: Restaurants, cafes, and retail stores use awnings to create eye-catching signage and provide sheltered areas for customers.
  4. Energy Efficiency: Awnings reduce the solar heat gain inside a building.
  5. UV Ray Blockage: Awnings present an impenetrable barrier to UV radiation, preventing fading and damage to indoor or patio furnishings.
  6. Extended Outdoor Living Space: Patios and decks covered by fixed awnings become functional areas for gatherings, dining, and relaxation, regardless of the weather.
  7. Protection for Windows and Doors: Awnings shield windows and doors from the elements, reducing the risk of water damage and deterioration.
  8. Low Maintenance: Fixed awnings require minimal maintenance compared to retractable awnings. Regular cleaning and periodic inspections will keep them in good condition.
  9. Durability: High-quality fixed awnings are built to last. Their sturdy frames and weather-resistant fabric contribute to their long lifespan.
  10. Cost-Effective: Fixed awnings are usually cheaper than retractable awnings. They’re also easier to install.
  11. Increased Property Value: Awnings can make your property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants.
Awnings attached to acommercial building.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fixed Awnings

How do I choose the right size awning?

Consider the size of the area you want to cover and how much shade you need. Our professional installers will handle measurements for you and help you decide.

Can I customize the fabric color of my awning?

Most fixed awnings come in various fabric colors and patterns. You can also opt for a custom color or design.

How do I clean my fixed awning?

Regularly brushing off debris and using a mild soap and water solution can keep your awning clean. Avoid harsh chemicals or pressure washers, as they can damage the fabric.

Can I install a fixed awning on my own?

While some manufacturers may offer DIY installation kits, we highly recommend hiring a professional for proper installation to ensure safety and functionality.

How long does it take to install a fixed awning?

The installation time varies depending on the size and complexity of the awning. However, our professional team can typically complete the installation within a day.

Are there any maintenance requirements for fixed awnings?

We recommend regularly inspecting your awning for damage or wear and tear. Also, remove any debris or snow buildup on the canopy to prevent damage.

How long can I expect my awning to last?

Fixed awnings can last 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance. However, harsh weather conditions and lack of maintenance can shorten their lifespan.

How do I determine the best placement for my awning?

Consider the area you want to cover, the direction of the sun, and any potential obstacles like trees or overhangs. Our team will offer recommendations when they measure your property.

Can I use my fixed awning in all weather conditions?

Fixed awnings are designed to withstand most weather conditions but may not be suitable for extreme weather, such as heavy rain or strong winds. It’s best to retract the awning during severe weather.

Can I add lighting to my awning?

Yes, many fixed awnings come with options for integrated lighting, or you can add your own outdoor light fixtures to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

What should I do if my awning is damaged?

Contact us as soon as possible to assess the damage and determine the best action. Ignoring minor problems can quickly lead to more significant issues.

How can I tell if my fixed awning needs to be replaced?

Signs that your fixed awning may need replacement include excessive wear and tear, fading or discoloration of the fabric, and structural damage. Our team can provide professional advice on replacement options.

Installation & Follow-up: What to Expect

  • Our sales staff will make an appointment to install your blinds.
  • Our installers will install your shades to the highest standards and show you how to operate and maintain them.
  • We view our relationship with you as permanent. If ever you experience a problem with your blinds, we’ll do our utmost to repair them.
A man measuring the window blinds with a tape measure.

Why Choose Aero Shade?

  • We specialize in window treatments and can deliver the best possible results for your home or office.
  • We've been in business since 1947.
  • We're family-owned and 100% committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Our window treatments for luxury homes have been featured in lifestyle and design magazines.
  • We've installed blinds and shades for USC, UCLA, the Long Beach and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, and several Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Our prices are reasonable. All estimates are free.
  • We're an authorized dealer of the high-quality Hunter Douglas and Lutron brands.
  • Our customer relationship continues after the installation. If you ever have a problem with an Aero Shade window treatment, we'll do our best to fix it.