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st pete awnings - DGThis week in St Petersburg, we had the opportunity to outfit this new retail location with window awnings to shade the interior, keep cooling costs down, and add a great accent color to the exterior.  As you can see in these photos, the awnings are custom fit to each window and for this location in St Pete, the awning colors and style fit into the architectural style beautifully.  Along with landscaping, adding awnings are one of the most cost-effective way to upgrade the look of a building in a classic way that never goes out of style.

Awnings St Petersburg - Lower Cooling Costs, Add Beauty

This retail application is a great example of how a St Pete home or business can benefit from the addition of fabric awnings.  With a wide selection of awning fabric colors and an unlimited variety of welded aluminum awning frames, the design posibilities are endless.  Most importantly, awnings pay for themselves over time by lowering Air Conditioning costs, especially on buildings that utilize a lot of windows for natural light.  You can keep that beautiful natural lighting without turning your structure into a sauna or greenhouse.  By blocking the sun before it reaches the window, the glass remains cool and the heat passed to the interior airspace is greatly reduced.

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West Coast Awnings - Your Source for Expert Awning Advice in St Pete

At West Coast Awnings, we have more than 50 years of experience in St Petersburg and all over Tampa Bay.  If you need straightfoward advice on how to solve a sun shading or rain protection problem, give us a call for a FREE expert On-Site consultation.

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Dunedin Awnings Add Curb Appeal and Attract Customers

In the ever competitive world of retail sales, adding an attractive accent to your storefront can be the difference between staying in business and closing up shop.  Adding a fabric awning to your storefront in Dunedin can be one of the factors that sets you apart from your competition and gives you that look of an upscale business that is worth a premium to their customers.  Obviously, as an awning company, we are biased against plastic signage as looking too commercial and not giving the boutique feel that allows companies like Flooring by French to be more profitable on Main Street in Dunedin, FL.

Benefits of Commercial Fabric Awnings

  • Awnings can be custom built to nearly any size or shape giving you the ultimate in design flexibility.
  • Awnings have a classic look that gives your business a welcoming yet upscale appearance.
  • Signage on awnings generally looks more natural and less 'commercialized' than standard signage.  If you want your customers to view you as a trusted, local resource then a sign awning could be just what you need.
  • Awning frames can be easily fitted with replacement fabrics if you decide to change color schemes, logos, or business names.  They are also great for commercial property owners because you can maintain a certain look on your property while allowing quick color and signage changes for new tenants.
  • Awning fabrics are warrantied from 5 to 10 years against fade, rot, mold, mildew, or structral failure.  You can expect long-term benefits from your awnings with little maintenance.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:09

Business Awnings | Clearwater

We have had several business awning customers recently rave about the how much better their storefront looks with the addition on a new fixed awning or a recover of their existing awning frame.  Awnings for businesses can serve many purposes such as advertising through the use of graphics, letters, and numbers.  These can be eye catchers from far away, drawing people's attention to your business.  Other advantages include providing much needed shade from the harsh UV rays of the Florida sun.  This could lower utility costs up to 40% is some cases.  Business awnings can also provide protection for afternoon rain showers, keeping customers dry as they enter or exit your establishment.  We would love to be your awning and canopy manufacturer.  Please give us a call so we can see how we can help you.

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Many business awning customers recently are raving about how much better their storefront appears with the addition of a new fixed awning or a replacement of the fabric cover on their existing awning frame.  Awnings for businesses can serve many purposes such as advertising through the use of graphics, letters, and numbers.  Colorful awnings can be eye catching from far away, drawing people's attention to your business.  Other advantages include providing much needed shade from the harsh UV rays..  This could lower utility costs up to 40% is some cases.  Business awnings can also provide protection for afternoon rain showers, keeping customers dry as they enter or exit your establishment.  We would love to be your awning and canopy manufacturer.  Please give us a call so we can see how we can help you.

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These last few days have been blistering hot, and one way to beat that heat is with the shade provided by one of our many awning and solar screen product offerings.  Did you know, it can be up to 20 degrees cooler in the shade than in the direct sun?  When considering your next investment in your home, give new awnings or canopies a thought.  Awnings and canopies not only add beauty and style to your home, but they are also crucial in stopping the sun's heat and harmful UV rays from entering your home saving your furniture and utilities cost.  Whether you are interested in retractable awnings or stationary custom awnings, we can help solve your needs.  We offer retractable screens, retractable roof systems, sun screens, fabric awnings and canopies, metal canopies and awnings, retractable awnings, and the list goes on.  So many of our outdoor spaces go unused for most of the year because they are just too hot to enjoy.  With a canopy over your outdoor kitchen, patio, or deck, you can now enjoy that outdoor space yearround.  West Coast Awnings has earned a longstanding reputation for providing the highest quality products with great customer service and we plan to continue that trend for years to come.  Give a call or use the Contact Us link so that we get you back outdoors soon.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:08

Fabric Awning Recover | Tampa

Are your fabric awnings falling apart?  Is the thread on your seams or binding rotting in the harsh Florida sun?  Maybe it's time for a replacement cover for those tired looking awnings with a fresh new color or style.  Acrylic (canvas) fabrics by Sunbrella and Sattler are better than ever before, now offering warranties up to 10 years.  We have over 300 colors and styles to choose from.  If you are looking for something waterproof, then maybe a vinyl fabric with a 5 year waranty is more your speed.  Ask us about our thread that is guaranteed to outlive the life of your canvas or vinyl fabric.  As seen on the pictures below, fabric canopies can make a real statement on the exterior of your home or business.  Replacement fabric can provide a face lift to residential or commercial properties alike.  Whether you live in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or Tampa, we are here to provide the same high quality service we have since 1957.

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We were blown away when we saw the finished product on our recent job for Boizao Steakhouse in Tampa, FL.  There are three radius marquee awnings facing the street, and three small dome awnings above the entrance way.  The black and white Sunbrella fabric was treated for flame retardancy and then sewn together foot by foot to create the dramatic blocked stripe effect.  Florida Building code calls for flame retardant fabric on all commercial buildings, so be sure your awning provider is providing you with a flame certificate to prove it.  In the event of a fire, the local municipality and insurance company will be looking for places to point the finger and you don't want that to be you.  The graphics were heat applied in order to ensure longevity on the Sunbrella fabric.  White custom flags/penants with a red Boizao logo were added to provide some contrast to the black on the awnings.  Overall, a very upscale look for a great restaurant.

 

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:56

The Pub - Tampa - Authentic British Fayre

We worked with our friends at RCC & Associates to set The Pub apart from the other establishments on Bay Street at the International Mall in Tampa. The black, fire retardant fabric was the perfect back drop for the custom graphics on blade style awnings.  It was a challenge working with the limited installation windows while the mall was closed to the public, but as always, we got the job done right.  The installation team can always sleep on the weekends, right? You can check out the finished product in person while enjoying the atmosphere of The Pub, or take a look at the photos below.

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We were recently delighted to hear from one of our satisfied customers down in St. Petersburg.  They were blown away away by the great quality, service and installation of their new retractable awning.  They went on to say that the product performs exactly as promised by the salesman; providing a noticeable temperature difference of 15 degrees or more under the shade of their new awning.  Retractable awnings are a great way to increase the livable area of your home.  They provide shade when you want it and sun when you don't.  The customer's was so pleased, they referred to the their retractable awning as the "best improvement to [their] home [they] have ever made".  It makes our day to hear from satisfied customers like this one.  Hoping to hear from many more in 2011.

 

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