Our artisans have many years of experience creating beautiful quality copper awnings and bronze awnings. Our copper canopies and bronze canopies have been cherished for decades for their strenght, beauty, and quality that endures the tests of time. Since 1964 we've produced copper window awnings and copper door awnings for fine homes as well as copper entry awnings for many satisfied business owners. The copper awning and canopy fabrication techniques we use were handed down from father to son to our highly skilled artisans. We offer quality copper awnings, in sweep, dome, bell, New Orleans, and shed configurations for homes, businesses, and public buildings. Classic Copper Works is the only complete online source for anything copper and the best source for copper awnings and copper canopies as well as designer color awnings and canopies.
In addition our products are green. We use 50% recycled materials and our copper awnings and copper canopies shield your doors and windows from the sun's heat and damaging UV rays in the heat of summer and winter. Our copper awnings can lower utility bills in the hot and the cold months. In the winter copper awnings and copper canopies create heat traps which hold heat escaping from your doors and windows. In the summer, they shield your windows and doors from the direct sun and heat as well as protecting delicate wood work and finishes from damaging UV Rays, reducing the need for refinishing and extending the life of fine wood doors by decades.
In the past, one had to find a qualified artisan and have him come to your location to fabricate your custom copper awning or designer color awning. Not any more! Our quality copper awnings and copper canopies are custom built one a time to your specifications and delivered to you ready for installation by semi-skilled workers. We've accomplished this though our unique modular design method. Our copper awnings come to you in one piece, complete with flashings and mounting hardware, ready to fasten to the wall. Our copper awnings are strong too. The Cypress Sweep copper entry awning to the right survived the fury of of the winds in the main path of Hurricane Ike at this home near Spring Texas.
Although our copper awnings come in an infinite number of sizes, there are several common types:
Square or rectangular awning: the sides turn back to the wall at 90 degree angles to the front.
Oval or bow awning: bows out in a graceful arc from the wall. One variation has the window projecting out 8-18 inches at 90 degrees then arcing.
Round awning: the awning is a full half circle.
Regardless of your copper awning type, the measurements you need are the depth (distance from the front of the copper awning back to the wall) length (from end to end where the copper awning meets the wall), and height. A word about height: often the height of the copper awning is merely a matter of personal taste, but other times there may be architectural obstacles to height, such as a second story window or balcony. Make sure you are aware of this and check to make sure you have sufficient room for it. Also if you have and sidelights you will want to take that into account. Most find they prefer the copper awning to extend just a bit beyond the casing on either side.
Design the Awning: Before you start anything, you need to decide what kind of door awning you want. You have many choices for size and shape. Rounded marquee awning, gable marquee awning, quarter round awning, bell awning, or traditional shed awning look great over doors. The look of the awning will be a subjective decision, entirely up to the style of your home and your tastes. You will also need to choose a metal and perhaps a color. You will also need to be aware of any changes you want to make to the stock item.
Take Accurate Measurements: You will need to have an idea ofthe size and the pitch of the copper door awning or copper window awning. The only way to get this is to get measurements of the window or door opening, the space available for the copper awning, the height, and the length of space available as well. Make sure you account for any protruding brick or stone or offsets in the facade whether brick, stone, stucco, or siding. If we know about the issues in advance we can usually work around them. It is best practice with very uneven stone facades to install a special flashing receiver prior to masonry work. Think of the copper door awning as a triangle, with the copper awning slope as the hypotenuse and the height of the window it covers as the drop. The taller the window and the steeper the structure's roof angle, the longer the recommended drop. Measure the height of the window from the outside. Measure the width of the window from casing to casing. Write down both measurements for use when selecting your copper window awning.
Design the Awning: Before you start anything, you need to decide what kind of metal window awning you want. You have many choices for size and shape. Rounded marquee, gable marquee, quarter round, bell, dome or traditional styles look great over doors. The look of the copper awning will be a subjective decision, entirely up to the style of your home and your tastes. You will also need to choose a metal and perhaps a color.
Contact Classic Copper Works and we'll talk you through the entire online ordering process from start to finish to make sure you get just exactly the copper awning you want. And we're always available for telephone technical support when you install your Classic Copper Works awning. We want to help you purchase a copper awning design that complements your home and your lifestyle so when your friends ask—and they will ask—you'll tell your friends to go to ClassicCopper.com to get their copper canopies and copper awnings.