Commercial Canopies & Awnings


Modular Stairs, Ramps, and Canopies

Prefabricated Commercial Awnings & Canopies

Canopies and awnings are essential for protecting the exterior of storefronts and office buildings. Upside Innovations offers commercial awnings as part of the APEX System for easy compatibility with other accessibility solutions like ramps and stairs. These custom awnings are long-lasting and available in multiple colors to match the aesthetic aspects of your building. The committed team at Upside Innovations is here to help commercial clients like you navigate all their awning needs.

APEX’s Commercial Canopies and Awnings feature modular components that bolt together, eliminating custom fabrication, code compliance issues, and time-consuming engineering. APEX simplifies your project and saves you time and money. Weather-resistant aluminum can be reconfigured to adapt to changing applications and ensure the industry’s longest service life.

Custom Colors & Layouts

We can design prefabricated canopies and awnings for properties ranging from single-story to complex multi-story applications. Professional engineer stamps are available.

Internal Drainage

Designed with a discrete internal drainage system that ensures entryways stay dry.

Long Lasting

100% industrial-grade aluminum that
won’t rust, warp, or rot.

Always Compliant

Designed to meet your needs and complies with IBC and local building codes.

Fast Installation

Prefabricated and bolts together on-site with no welding required.

We Install

Our professional installation crew ensures that your project goes smoothly.


Walkway Canopy

Covered Walkway Render

Self-supported freestanding canopies for walkways

Entry Canopy

Entryway Canopy render

Canopies for entrances and building openings

Cantilever Awnings

Cantilever awning

Awnings for entrances and building openings

Schools

Universities

Hospitals

Modular Buildings

Churches

Commercial Awnings: Product Features

Perhaps you want a walkway canopy to serve as a carport.
Have an outdoor space where patrons congregate? A patio awning can be a great choice.
Whatever the purpose, Upside Innovations has a commercial awning to accommodate.

Check out some of the key features of our custom commercial awnings:

long lasting 100% aluminum

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

Our aluminum awnings and canopies will never rust. They feature a low-maintenance material that ensures a long product lifecycle.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Upside’s professional installation crew will come to your site to install your awning or canopy to ensure it’s done right the first time.

Internal Drainage System

Internal Drainage System

Awnings are designed with a discreet internal gutter and drainage system to keep water away from entryways and loading areas.

Reconfigurable

Reconfigurable

Since the system is modular and bolts together, canopies and awnings can be reused or reconfigured as your needs change.

multiple color options

Multiple Color Options

We offer many color options so that awnings can match trim or add a pop of color.

HPD/LEED/ESG

Prefabricated systems are typically made with 6061 and 6063 aluminum alloys containing ≥99% and ≥50% recycled content.  Some prefabricated systems can help contribute to several LEED v4.1 credits and other green building rating systems

custom layouts

Custom Layouts

We can design canopies and awnings to meet any application.

Canopy Dimensions

MaterialAluminum Roll Form Flat Pan, Roll form W-Pan, or Extruded Flat Pan
LengthAny length
WidthMaximum: 12′
Post Spacing12″ widthwise and lengthwise between posts
Span10′ maximum length between buildings with no posts. Buildings must have proper supports (blocking, header board…)
Overhang1′ overhang on both buildings (applies to canopies between buildings)
ColorWhat is standard, powder coating and other colors are available
Cutter4″
Facia6″
Posts4″ x 4″
Direction ChangeStandard: 90 degree (custom angles available)
WeatherDesigned to meet local snow and wind load requirements
Rendering of possible canopy decking options
Rendering of two APEX cantilever awnings

Explore Commercial Awnings from Upside Innovations

Find customized commercial awning services from a team of engineers, installers,
and other specialists dedicated to meeting your design needs.
Upside Innovations is a proud member of Tilt-up Concrete Association and Modular Building Institute and
has years of industry experience.

Contact us today to learn more about commercial awnings and accessibility solutions.

Commercial Canopies and awnings for loading docks

Because Upside’s APEX canopy and awning systems can be any size, they are often used for sheltering loading docks. Not only does this keep out the elements to improve safety, but they also help prevent Dock Seals from getting weathered, increasing their service life.

Rendering showing APEX cantilever awning on a loading dock

How the canopy drainage works

With a modular design, all commercial canopies and awnings have built-in gutters. Using downspouts, water drains from post outlets, smartly channeling water away from entryways. An integrated deflector located in the post outlet controls the water flow.

Built with 100% industrial-grade aluminum, the components will not rust, deform, or rot.

Rendering explaining how drainage works in APEX canopy options

Upside innovations was a pleasure.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery. Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

The steps are well built.

The steps are well built and sturdy enough to handle our needs safely but yet light enough for two men to move without the use of equipment.

Matthew P.

Fit perfect and was easily assembled.

The platform and stairs are now up and installed and are fantastic. It fit perfect and was easily assembled just as you said it would. Thank you for a wonderful product.

Ken W.

Worked out great.

Everything worked out great. Thanks to your team for taking care of the details.

Leo D.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery.

Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

Love the quality.

What a great product to work with. Love the quality and ease of assembly!

Denny R.

Thank you for the quality work.

Thank you for the quality work. The stairs definitely enhance the look at Lakeside [Garden Apartments]. We appreciate your service to us, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tanya P.

So easy to work with!

Upside was so easy to work with! From estimating, to product selection, and all the way to delivery, they were very responsive and easy to work with. When we need another set of stairs, we will be buying them from Upside Innovations.

Matt S.

I am very impressed.

It went together well, I am very impressed that your fit and finish was as tight as it is. Thanks again to everyone involved in the project.

Vince B.

The stairs worked out great.

The stairs worked out great, and they love them!

Paul R.

Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

The quality was fantastic, and they showed up quickly. From the time they were pulled off the delivery truck, the stairs were assembled, stood up, and lag bolted into the floor in under 1 hour. We really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience we have had with Upside Innovations. Plus, the stairs are much sturdier than I had even hoped for. Below is a picture of the steps installed on the side of our gun range. Thanks again for the great job.

Derek P.

Commercial Awning FAQs

What is a commercial awning?

Commercial awnings and canopies are structures placed outside and above windows, doors, and in other areas of commercial properties. There are multiple configurations, including fixed, walkway, and retractable awnings.
Businesses may add awnings to the property for many reasons, including to increase usable outdoor space, enhance the appeal of a building’s exterior, and provide protection from outdoor elements.

Are awnings required for commercial projects?

Awnings aren’t subject to the same ADA, OSHA, IBC, and local guidelines as wheelchair ramps and other accessibility systems. However, there may be some parameters around the size and type of awning or canopy you install.
After an initial purview of the installation site and considering your requirements, the team at Upside Innovations will provide details about the dimensions, clearance, and other factors necessary for the project.

What are the advantages of commercial awnings?

Some advantages of commercial awnings include:
– Adds more commercial space for offering products and services outdoors
– Ensures patrons or guests are protected while outside
– Improves the cleanliness of entryways by keeping out elements and debris
– Enhances the aesthetic quality of the building’s exterior
– Can potentially lower energy costs by shading indoor spaces from the intense rays of the sun

Commercial vs. residential awnings: what’s the difference?

The applications for commercial and residential awnings are similar, but homeowners may get more creative. They might attach an awning to a pergola or gazebo for a quaint look or a retractable patio awning for use during the summer while on the deck.
Businesses may also be creative with awnings but should remember that these decisions are about more than personal preference. For example, what colors pair well with the existing exterior decor, and which may clash? Will installing an awning in an area create an obstruction? Make sure your commercial awning delivers a return on investment.

Are commercial awnings ADA-compliant?

A trusted installer like Upside Innovations can help you ensure that any accessibility system or outdoor structure subject to ADA guidelines or similar codes complies with those requirements.
Upside Innovation’s commercial awnings are ADA-compliant.

Our Services

Our team designs, manufactures, ships, and installs ADA & IBC-compliant stairs, ramps, and canopies to fit YOUR custom project. Our experts will work with you throughout the project to ensure your installation is correct to your specifications and code-compliant.

Design Version 2Next serviceManufacture V2 GraphicNext serviceShip Icon V2Next serviceInstall Version 2
Membership Affiliations: