Aluminum and Canvas Tension Awning at the Sunset Grille

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View from Dining Deck

The aluminum and canvas tension awning developed by Kevin Marchetti and Tim Campbell is a good fit for many projects due to it’s combination of economy, ease of use and sleekness of design, and the Renaissance Man Metal Fabrication team were recently called on by the Sunset Grille at Holiday Harbor Marina (14050 Canal A Way, Pensacola, FL 32507) to add a set of stainless steel and aluminum frames stretching bright golden Sunbrella® fabric canvas (which holds a 7 year warranty).

Tension Awning Detail
Tension Awning Detail

One of the benefits of this aluminum awning design is the ease by which any slack in the canvas tension can be pulled out simply by rotating the nuts on the steel tension bars. The curved bracket not only adds esthetic appeal, but the added strength of an oblique arch.

This particular job required a workaround at the point where the stainless steel awning brackets are secured to the building’s structural framework so as not to interfere with the clear curtain enclosure.

Workaround for Clear Curtain Enclosure
Workaround for Clear Curtain Enclosure

So we used small T-shaped brackets which attach flat behind the plastic curtains, then thin out to come between them, and spread into the platform in the picture, to which the awning brackets themselves are secured.

The striking visual transformation achieved with the addition of these aluminum and canvas tension awnings can be measured in the comparative before and after photos at the bottom of the page. Please feel free to add your comments below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you are looking for an affordable option in custom awning work.

Sunset Grille Before and After
Sunset Grille Before and After Awning Addition


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