At Brooklyn Signs, we fabricate awnings and canopies of all types. We offer storefront awnings that can be printed with your company logo and draw attention to your business. We also design outdoor canopies to cover patios and sidewalks to shelter customers from the elements. Our custom logos can be seen throughout New York City, with long lasting construction and multiple awning types.

Retractable and Stationary Awnings Makers NYC

An awning brings both practical and decorative benefits to your business. The right awning can make a storefront stand out and convey your brand with just a glance, while their size provides an opportunity for signs/displays. For restaurants and cafes, awnings offer the possibility of patio dining, and smaller awnings can protect people from the rain so that they congregate in front of your business.

Brooklyn Signs is the leading fabricator of custom awnings in NYC for decades. We can design awnings for any space and need, from commercial to personal use. We use high-quality suppliers so you can be assured that your awning will last for years with proper upkeep and storage. Give us a call at (718) 252-7575 to get a quote on a custom awning for your business.

Examples of Our Awnings

Types of Awnings and Awning Customization Options

An awning is an outdoor structure that is installed at the front or side of a building. They consist of a sturdy frame with fabric or vinyl stretched over it. Businesses often use awnings to protect against weather, draw attention to a storefront, or showcase logos and graphics. Awnings can be fabricated in a variety of shapes to fit your needs and space. Popular awnings currently available from Brooklyn Signs include.
  • Storefront Awnings – These awnings welcome visitors to your business. Their large size also offers the perfect opportunity for showcasing your name and logo. Storefront awnings require a minimum width of four feet.
  • Patio Awnings – Great for business or backyard use, patio awnings can provide protection from sun and rain, as well as decorate your space. It is also possible to add sidings to your patio awnings so that your outdoor space can be used year-round.
  • Retractable Awnings – These awnings have a manual opening mechanism so the awning can be pulled out when it’s needed and stored when it’s not. These awnings have sturdy construction and can last for years when properly maintained.
  • Rollup Awnings – Similar to retractable awnings, rollup awnings can be rolled up and secured to your storefront, then removed and stored when not in use to provide more options for using your space.
Because they are needed to withstand the elements, we design our awnings to be stable and durable. We use high-quality brands like Cooley for vinyl and Sunbrella for weather-proofed fabrics. To further customize your awning, we offer three types of material:
  • Regular Vinyl – This opaque vinyl blocks light completely, making it a great option to protect from sunlight and heat. The vinyl is long lasting, easy to clean, and comes in a variety of colors.
  • Eradicable Vinyl – This material is used by many popular businesses in their awnings. Eradicable vinyl contains a top layer of vinyl with a white backing material. The top layer of vinyl can be chemically removed. The remaining layer allows light to pass through. Lighting can be installed behind the awning to help make it look like it is glowing.
  • Fabric – With many options from colors to stripes, you can find a fabric that matches your brand or aesthetic. Weather resistant fabrics like those from Sumbrella will last for many years without fading or wearing.

Beyond the practical and decorative purposes of an awning, it can also double as signage for your business. We can add your name, logo, and more to your awning. To print on your awning, we create custom stencils matching your design. Using these stencils, we can chemically treat vinyl awnings or paint fabric awnings to transfer the design and create a truly customized awning.

We also offer reskinning of existing awnings. A new cover for your awning will refresh the look of your business or patio. There is also the opportunity to add your business name or logo to your awning and use that valuable space to promote your brand.

Benefits of Awnings

Awnings combine practicality and appearance. They can keep your customers and your storefront protected from the elements, while also drawing attention to your business. Some of the benefits of awnings include:

Weather Protection

Awnings offer much-needed protection from New York weather. They can provide shade in summer and protection from rain, snow, and wind. This makes it possible to use outdoor spaces throughout the year, as well as provides a buffer between your building and the weather outside.


In addition to choosing materials and designs, awnings can be fabricated in almost any size and shapes. Common shapes include concave, convex, domes, arches, and more. Options like retractable and rollup awnings allow for more flexibility and help protect awnings in off season weather. The customization is also great for branding, with custom colors and designs that make an impact with those walking by.

Durable and Long Lasting

With proper care and cleaning, an awning can last for several years. Fabrics that include acrylic, like those from Sunbrella, are resistant to fading, weather damage, and mold. Other materials can have a PVC coating applied to protect them from the weather. Storing your awning properly when not in use can also extend its lifespan.

Once you’ve chosen an awning that meets your needs and fits your space, we also offer local and countrywide installation services to make sure your awning is properly fitted.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs


Based in NYC, we are conveniently located near all five boroughs no matter where you may be in the city. We’re family owned and operated, and happy to travel to your location to install or reskin your awning, saving you time and money.

Licensed and Insured

Fully licensed and insured, we can work with you to make sure your awning meets guidelines and has any required permits. We have experience designing awnings to stay within city codes.


We work with high-quality suppliers like the Cooley Group, Sunbrella, and Dickson to offer only the best materials for our awnings. This means your awning will be durable and expertly constructed so that it lasts for years at a time.

Contact Brooklyn Signs Today for Custom Awnings

Whether you have an existing awning that needs reskinned or are looking to fabricate a new awning, Brooklyn Signs can help you create a display that matches the quality of your business.

We can work with you to design, build, and install your awning, and we’re happy to provide you with feedback and consulting to make sure that it exceeds your expectations. We are also able to provide vestibules and other sign types to make sure your business has what it needs to attract customers to your storefront. Call us today at (718) 252-7575 to get started, or fill out our online form for a free quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.