American Canvas and Awning, a family-owned business in San Francisco for more than 100 years, designs, fabricates and installs commercial grade awnings and canopies (both retractable and fixed), fabric ceilings and custom canvas outdoor curtains. We offer experienced awning and canopy design, industrial strength sewing, and quality metal fabrication at a reasonable price. All work is made-to-measure and built in San Francisco.
Contractors and business owners prefer the heavier gauge galvanized steel that Tim McGill uses, and the fully butt welded joints and UV resistant long-wearing Tenara® thread for better awnings at a slight additional cost.
The Tower Market canopy was renovated with a new, stiffer subframe and new awning fabric that glows at night from store lights. The awning has a main curve and corner, a curved top section, and a projecting entrance cover, all built within existing permits. There is a mesh ceiling panel that gives a clean finished look to the bottom.
Storefront and Restaurant Awnings
This store in San Bruno remained open during a major renovation. We provided a walkway and easy customer access and worked on one awning at a time, keeping the other areas clear. When the classic Safeway facade was removed, we measured all the vertical support columns and designed the lower mounts of the awnings to attach directly to the vertical supports.