Rocky Mount Awning & Tent Company is an awning and custom signs company that has been serving Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Greenville, NC, and surrounding areas since 1925. We are an in-house fabricator of custom awnings and canopies, that can help make your storefront dreams a reality. We’re a one-stop-shop that can create, install, and service our signs, awnings and canopies for years to come.

If you’re a local business owner on the market for new awnings, you may find yourself asking which is better: canvas vs. metal awnings? The truth is that there isn’t one particular answer to this question; it all depends on your needs and desires. So, let’s compare the two:

Metal awnings are your most durable option when it comes to awnings. They last for years and can withstand the elements. Maintenance for metal awnings is minimal. The major drawback to metal awnings is the initial cost, which is a bit more than canvas awnings. However, because of their long life, metal awnings tend to end up being cheaper in the long run because they rarely need to be replaced.

Canvas awnings are your most affordable option. They also allow you to customize your storefront as much as you want; you can choose from colors, patterns, and designs to create the perfect canvas awning. Canvas awnings to require a bit more upkeep to prevent staining and tearing, but they provide the traditional storefront look that many desire.

In the end, whether you choose metal or canvas awnings for your business front, we are happy to fabricate, install, and maintain your business’s awnings. Contact us at Rocky Mount Awning & Tent Company, where we proudly serve Rocky Mount and Greenville, NC.