Custom Patio Awnings

On a 90-degree day, sidewalk temperatures can reach 150.

That slab of concrete you call a patio soaks up solar energy and cooks anyone unlucky enough to step outside. It transforms into a heat island, radiating baking temperatures well into the evening.

During the dog days in Los Angeles, your patio, which should be a comfortable family gathering place, could become a liability. The alternative? To make it the shady oasis you always envisioned.

And one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a patio awning.

A house with a patio awning.

Benefits of Patio Awnings

  • Sun and Rain Protection: A patio awning creates shade, reduces exposure to harmful UV rays, and prevents damage to outdoor furniture. It shelters an area from light rain during the winter.
  • Temperature Control: A large awning significantly lowers a patio or deck’s temperature. You can enjoy the outdoors, even on the hottest days.
  • Energy Efficiency: A patio awning reduces the solar heat entering your home and lowers air conditioning costs.
  • Extended Outdoor Living: An awning opens your outdoor space for entertaining guests, dining al fresco, or simply relaxing with a book and a glass of iced tea.
  • Reduced Glare: An awning decreases glare on screens like TVs or computer monitors, making them easier to use outdoors.
  • Enhanced Aesthetic Appeal: Patio awnings come in various colors and styles and can beautify an outdoor area.
  • Increased Property Value: A well-designed patio awning can enhance the value of your property by expanding usable space and enhancing curb appeal.
  • Easy Maintenance: Most modern patio awnings are designed for easy maintenance and are made from durable, weather-resistant materials that need minimal upkeep.
  • Quick Installation: Patio awnings are relatively simple to install, providing an almost immediate upgrade to your outdoor living space.
A balcony with a striped awning.

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.

Types & Styles of Fabric Patio Awnings

  • Motorized retractable awnings have an electric motor that retracts and extends the canopy via a remote, wall switch, smartphone app, or even a sensor. Motorized awnings are ultra-convenient and offer precise control over the shade they provide.
  • Manual retractable awnings are operated by hand crank. They cost less than motorized options but require more effort to adjust. But they’re a good choice for smaller awnings.
  • Fixed awnings are permanently attached to the building or structure and cannot be retracted. They’re durable and easy to maintain but lack the flexibility of retractable options.
  • Slide wire cable awnings use tensioned cables to support the fabric canopy. They often cover irregularly shaped outdoor spaces.
A white and orange slide wire cable awning.

Awning Fabrics & Styles

We offer various patterned and solid color fabrics with a straight or scalloped valance option.

Common materials include acrylic, polyester, and vinyl-coated polyester. These fabrics are durable, fading and mildew-resistant, and water-repellant.

At Aero Shade, we recommend woven acrylic or laminated fabric but can make your awning out of almost any suitable material, including canvas.

  • Our woven acrylic fabric has a layer of dyed acrylic cloth with a top and bottom protective coating.
  • Our laminated fabric has a Dacron mesh strengthening center layer with a dyed acrylic weave on either side. It’s finished with a top and bottom protective layer.
A balcony with a retractable awning.

Customizing Your Patio Awnings

  • Fabric Selection: Options include woven acrylic, laminated fabric, canvas, acrylic, and mesh fabrics, each with unique characteristics, such as UV and water resistance.
  • Valance Styles: The valance is a little curtain hanging down a short distance from the awning. Valance styles can range from straight edges to scalloped or wave patterns.
  • Trim and Binding: Trim or binding gives the awning a finished look and strengthens the edges. It can match or contrast with the fabric color for a decorative border.
  • Frame Material and Color: Your awning can have an aluminum, steel, or wood frame with a customized color. Powder-coating options are often available.
  • Lighting: Built-in LED lighting is particularly useful for outdoor dining areas or entertainment spaces.
  • Accessories: Customize your awning with accessories like windbreaks, awning storage covers, or tie-down straps to secure the awning in windy conditions.
  • Graphics and Branding: Businesses can add logos, business names, or promotional messages. This turns their awning into a branding tool.
An awning over a residential patio.

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 window blinds with a tape measure.