Awnings and canopies are a cost effective way of enhancing the architecture of your building while providing store identification. Awnings begin as welded aluminum frame structures. Frames can be skinned with translucent flexible vinyl material or with more traditional canvas like material. Vinyl covered frames can be fitted with fluorescent lighting to enhance the colorful properties of the vinyl. Vinyl can also be lettered to convey your store name, logo or products sold. More traditional canvas awnings can also be lettered however back lighting of this material is not common. Today’s awning applications are often fitted with large format digital graphics. It is common to see awning like structures without a valance. These applications are sometimes used to convey the store brand with color and graphics while avoiding inclusion in local sign code restrictions.