This unique external shading system gives protection against intense heat on hot, sunny days.
Horizontal Rib canopies can be retractable or stationary (see styles 1-5, 7 & 8 below). They are limited to 24' in width. All horizontal rib canopies are ideal when used for backlighting because there are no vertical ribs to interfere with graphics. This type of frame should be stationary if its purpose is as a backlit canopy (most graphics are applied on the first panel. Any lettering on the valance will not be back-lit (visible at night)).
The Cannes Model canopy (style 1 and 2 below) is utilized for windows and doors where maximum projection is needed but the height is limited. The height on the side of the canopy equals the projection. The height of the canopy in the front is less for head clearance if necessary. This type of canopy is not available as retractable if the projection is considerably more than the height.