Project Spotlight: The Lilly Awning and Custom Sides

Our latest custom project was an awning and matching sidewalls for a beach house on Cape Cod.  For this project we used Herculite Natura cloth – a type of vinyl that features the look and feel of woven cloth.  This cloth is extremely versatile – waterproof, with excellent test results for resistance to abrasion, fire, oil, mildew, and chemicals.  It can be stitched or welded, and is equally flexible in hot and cold climates.

The custom tension awning mimics the shape of a canopy, but attaches to the wall of the building instead of having a free-standing center pole.

Each individual side has two enclosed batons for added weight in high winds.  They fit tightly to the wooden frame,  but allow breezes to pass above each wall and circulate air on the deck.

The wooden frame was built in our wood shop out of Douglas Fir – a timber widely used for building because of its strength, durability, and resistance to decay.


The deck will now be a peaceful, protected seating area – perfect for relaxing or entertaining.  For more information about having a structure like this built for your home, please visit our Request a Quote page or call us at 774.849.3505.

A view of the canopy from underneath.

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