There is evidence found in Egyptian and Syrian ruins that awnings were used in the time before Christ.   A Roman poet Lucretius wrote in 50 BC,  “Linen-awning, stretched, over mighty theatres, gives forth at times, a cracking roar, when much ’tis beaten about, betwixt the poles and cross-beams”.

Since the 19th century awnings have become increasingly popular around the world and in Southern Indiana. In addition to custom awnings and installation, Hadley Sign Solution’s also offers awning repair in Louisville, New Albany, Clarksville, Jeffersonville and surrounding areas.

Awnings are popular at places such as outdoor restaurants, shops, hotels and other locations used by the public.  In downtown Indianapolis alone awnings can be found at every turn such as the historic Hampton Inn, popular restaurants like Champps, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, and Buca di Beppo, and hot night club spots such as The Ugly Monkey.

There are many uses for awning. Many businesses put awnings over sidewalk areas. This not only provides shade for passersby but also protects goods shown in the windows from the sunlight. There is a wide variety of awnings and a wide choice of fabrics used to make custom awnings. It may be canvas, fiberglass, polycarbonate, or one of the many other kinds available. The framework is usually built of aluminum, iron, or steel.  Businesses typically use exceptionally strong awning materials. This is to prevent damage and injuries when there are heavy winds or other unpredictable Indiana weather.

Regardless of how well made your awning is it can become torn or damaged due to vandalism, extreme weather, or age. If your Louisville or Indiana business awning is in need of repair you will want to call a reliable awning repair company.