Olson Awning & Canvas can create custom awnings to enhance your home and offer energy-saving benefits.

Awnings today offer a variety of advantages to the person or business looking for the biggest impact of all, a positive first impression. Awnings can provide a home or business a personality of its own by using unique shapes and colors to create an identity. Awnings not only create positive first impressions, but can also provide solutions to existing problems, such as providing protection from the suns harmful rays as wells as protection from snow and rain.

At Olson Awning the possibilities are endless! Our professional staff will assist you in developing solutions to existing problems or concerns as well as creating the identity you wish to achieve with the use of innovative designs, color and expertise.

Read more about:

• Commercial Awnings
• Residential Awnings
• Retractable Awnings
• Canopies

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Commercial Awnings

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WP_20140804_012IMAG1272Olson Awning knows how customers respond to what they see. Customers identify with colors and shapes first. This means that a major part of customer perception of your business occurs through what they see long before they become your customer. As a result, shapes and colors develop a strong message in communicating your businesses identity.

Olson Awning and Canvas is committed to continuously invest in our employees and equipment to stay in front of the competition.


Unlike remodeling, adding awnings generally does not interfere with daily operations of your business. With minor preparation and a short amount of time, you can give your building an exciting new look.

Residential Awnings

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The benefits of awnings go far beyond aesthetic appeal. Awnings can enhance the look of an ordinary home or business through adding shape, dimension and color.

An awning can substantially save energy and provide protection from nature’s uncontrollable elements.

In a typical home, more energy is lost through glass doors and windows than through any other construction element.

In fact, on a hot day, more energy comes through one square foot of glass than through an entire insulated wall. Solar radiation through glass is responsible for approximately 20% of the load on an air conditioner. Window films and lightly tinted glass effectively reduce heat gain, as well as glare.

Properly designed awnings accomplish the same purpose and substantially increase energy savings over the film and tinted glass alternatives.

In studies by the American Society of Heating and Air conditioning engineers, during the period of the day when the sun shines directly on southern facing windows, a fabric awning reduces heat gain by 55 % to 65 %. For western exposure, the reduction in heat gain is 72% to 77%.

Awnings offer energy savings benefits as well as protect furniture, floors and carpets from fading caused by harsh sun-rays. You can actually feel the energy saving benefits!

Retractable Awnings

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WP_20130718_003“Retractable” Means Choices

With a fashionable and functional retractable awning you’ll find yourself enjoying your deck, patio or terrace more often because you can conveniently provide shade when needed.

A retractable patio awning can protect furniture, flooring and drapery from fading by blocking the sun’s heat and damaging rays. It also can lower the indoor temperature as much as 8 degrees.

Today’s Retractable Patio Awnings Have a Variety of Options

IMAG0329Programmed Sun Sensors will automatically control your awning. They will open the awning as the sun hits the sensor and close it after the clouds move in.

A Drop Valance can be added to extend downward approximately 5 feet. This extra shade filters out the sun’s rays and provides more privacy, while still allowing you to see out.

Somfy Motors let you power your retractable patio awning automatically, giving you comfort, protection and all the convenience of push button climate control.

Remote Controlled- RTS (Radio Technology Somfy) offers a high performance, convenient and reliable solution for awning automation, eliminating the need for wiring between the motor and controls. With the radio receiver integrated within the motor, RTS is the ideal choice because installation is quick and easy.

The weather and fade resistant fabric comes in a vast array of colors with solids and stripes available.


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IMG_1126A canopy is an architectural projection that provides weather protection, identity or decoration and is supported by the building to which it is attached and at the outer end by not less than one stanchion. A canopy is comprised of a rigid structure over which a rigid covering is attached.


We have extensive experience in all kinds of custom canvas work, and welcome the challenge to develop a custom designed product for you or your company.