Canopies & Awnings


Modular Stairs, Ramps, and Canopies

Prefabricated Aluminum Canopies and Awnings

APEX’s 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 cantilever 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.
Won’t rust, warp, or rot

Always Compliant

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

Fast Installation

Prefabricated and bolts together on-site. No welding needed.

We Install

Make sure your project goes smoothly with our professional installation crew.


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

Features

long lasting 100% aluminum

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

Our aluminum awnings 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 cantilever awning 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

Because 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.

custom layouts

Custom Layouts

We can design a cantilevered awning 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

canopies for Loading docks

Because Upside’s APEX awning systems can be any length, 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 drainage works

With a modular design, all 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 canopy and posts will not rust, deform or rot.

Rendering explaining how drainage works in APEX canopy options

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Love the quality.

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

Denny R.

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.

Worked out great.

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

Leo D.

The stairs worked out great.

The stairs worked out great, and they love them!

Paul R.

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.

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.

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