A canopy is an awning supported by posts at the front and is available in every awning shape. Building owners and managers can create a dramatic entrance by extending an awning to cover stairways and walkways. We have generations of experience with restaurant canopies, hotel canopies and canopies for apartment buildings.

Deck Canopies

Deck Canopies in San Francisco, CAThe outdoor deck at the Franciscan Restaurant on the waterfront has a great view but is exposed to sun, wind and salt spray, which limited its use. By adding a canopy, enough shade was created so the deck can be used during lunch, creating an exceptional dining experience. At night, the canopy keeps guests comfortable by retaining the warmth from outdoor heaters. Adding railing curtains helps control the wind on those brilliant but gusty San Francisco days and helps keep the glassware on the table. We can transform your deck or patio to create a comfortable outdoor space for entertaining for most of the year.

Entrance Canopies

Entrance Canopies in San Francisco, CAThe striped fabric communicates the easy informality of the restaurant. Newer fabrics allow a hotel or restaurant canopy to be backlit to increase visibility and draw the eye to the business name and logo. We will help you select the right fabric to create the visual impact you want for your business.

Many beautiful waterfront locations experience gusty winds and driving rain. American Canvas created this weatherproof entrance vestibule to work with the restaurant entrance canopy for The Dead Fish Restaurant in Crockett, CA. It can be removed and re-installed seasonally as dictated by weather conditions

Half Round Canopy

This canopy is the half round style with a dome front and brass poles. The horizontal stripes and building number are on a fixed valance. Elegant San Francisco entrance canopies shield residents and visitors from winter rain and summer sun.

Business names and logos can be highlighted in many styles ranging from simple lettering to dramatic cutouts with contrasting fabric. We can do metallic letters, raised letters and unique logos and designs. We can work with CAD design files to make a distinctive entrance canopy for your business.

A canopy can be enhanced with a scalloped loose valance below the fixed valance. We recommend a fixed valance on canopies to eliminate frame sag between the building and front posts. A fixed valance creates a truss to support the frame without sag.

The solid color and restrained white stripe create a formal look appropriate to the City. The dome shape echoes the graceful curve of the tall San Francisco entryway. Tim McGill brings generations of experience to awning and canopy design.