The framework to the Wet-Look canopy is constructed from aluminium extrusion with a PVC tacking insert in exactly the same way as a retractable Dutch Blind. We then add aluminium stays vertically to the inside of the frame in order to brace it into a rigid, fixed structure, thus making the finished canopy non-retractable. The reason for this is that the shiny unsupported pure PVC fabric is heated up with a hot air gun and gently stretched over the rigid framework in order to give it a smooth, tight, "wet-look" finish. Because of the fabric's ability to stretch and adapt to a variety of shapes, we can create a huge variety of frame shapes using an aluminium extrusion bending machine. From a simple square back to radius corner, the classic shape Wet-Look canopy, perfectly adapted to suit most shopfront windows, where no other fabric will adapt to the back panel shape without creasing; to far more complex double radiused stepped curves which allow us to neatly take a walkway awning around a spiral staircase. Probably the most popular shape of all, as illustrated, is the square-back eliptical eyelid style, being one of the most attractive and eye catching. These Wet-Look canopies are an extremely cost effective way of transforming your shopfront into a visually stunning work of art.
A perfect example of how Wet-Look Canopies can act as additional eye-catching shopfront signage, promoting your business and providing an exceptionally cost effective form of advertising. Red is probably the most noticable colour of all, with white graphics applied in computer-cut exterior stick-on vinyl.
Because Wet-Look fabric is applied to the framework by heating and stretching, it will adapt to a multitude of shapes without filling with creases, enabling us to design and create a unique range of radiused extrusion bends with which we can fabricate awnings not suited to more traditional fabrics.
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