Category Archive: Aluminum Systems

FAQs About Canopy Manufacturing

Commercial canopies can be found on a number of businesses, from schools to shopping centers to office buildings. Canopies provide a number of benefits such as an improved appearance and energy conservation. These are commonly known benefits but often people have questions about the design, costs, and maintenance of commercial canopies.

Here are five of the most frequently asked questions (F.A.Q.s) that we receive here at Perfection Architectural Systems:

  1. How can you help me with my canopy needs? When we are first approached by potential clients we engage in a consultation that inquires about what a client is looking for in a canopy. Having a clear understanding of what kind of design, materials, and structure that you desire for your business will assist us in having a smooth transition into the installation process.
  2. What are my canopy options? We provide you with an array of design and structure options. Our team will partner with you to custom design a commercial canopy solution that will best serve your business needs.
  3. How long do commercial canopies typically last? With proper care and maintenance your aluminum awning should last the life of the building.
  4. How much will a commercial canopies cost? A commercial canopy is an investment. They range in price depending on your needs. Our team can narrow down what is going to serve your business best while keeping a sound budget in mind.
  5. How long will the process take? Every project is different. However, length of the project often depends on the materials that are involved and the size of space to be covered.

Overall, we want to ensure that your commercial canopy meets your business’s needs. We strive to meet your every satisfaction from concept to completion.  If you are ready to begin your commercial project here locally or internationally, contact Perfection Architectural Systems today.

Aluminum Sunshades for Sports Stadiums

Oh, the thrill of attending a good old-fashioned ballgame. Whether it’s little league, soccer, softball, football or professional baseball, everyone loves to be a spectator. However, the spectator experience can be diminished if the temperature outside reaches over 85 degrees. When attending a sporting event, fans want to focus on the game being played, not the temperature outside.

On hot days, nothing can be more uncomfortable than sitting in a stadium being burned by the sun. It’s important for patrons, and especially small children with young, sensitive skin, to protect themselves from extended sun exposure. As we all know, a little exposure to the sun is good. After all, the sun is a primary source of vitamin D, which helps our bones. But prolonged periods of time in the sun can lead to skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression and skin cancer. Protecting our skin when outdoors on sunny days should always be our number one priority.

Aside from an air-conditioned outdoor stadium (the impossible!) every onlooker wants a little bit of shade. Being safe from the scorching sun and comfortable during an outdoor sporting event makes the whole experience worthwhile.

Perfection Architectural Systems builds custom aluminum sunshades that reduce heat gain by providing shade to block the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunshades are aesthetically pleasing and can be built to match the design and style of any structure. Perfection sunshades are also cost effective, depending on the custom specifications chosen. Our sunshades are made with aluminum, which makes them easy to install, maintain and remove. Because aluminum is 99 percent recyclable, you can feel good knowing you’re helping the environment as well as providing much-needed shade for your customers.

Call us today at (407) 671-6225, and we can help you design and select the perfect aluminum sunshades for your outdoor sports stadium.


The Benefits of Aluminum Walkway Covers For Your School

Keeping students and staff safe and protected is always a top priority for educators. One safety issue often overlooked is the weather.  Even on those beautiful, bright, sun-shiny days, care should be taken when outdoors. It’s important to shade yourself from the sun during the summer months and in areas with hot climates.

One of the best ways to obtain shade is to install aluminum walkway covers throughout your school. Students and staff do a lot of walking throughout the day, going from homeroom to classroom to lunch to P.E. to… well…everywhere else. And when students are waiting on the school bus or for carpool, they should be kept safely out of the sun due to their sensitive skin. Do students “hang out” before and after classes and during lunch break in sun-prone walkways? Consider these the perfect spots for aluminum walkway covers.

Staying cool and comfortable, and most importantly, out of the sun’s harmful UV rays, is a key safety matter. Walkway covers offer an aesthetically pleasing form of shade and protection that can be constructed to fit into the unique design of your school.

Now that we’ve discussed great weather, what about inclement weather? Do your staff and students find themselves running through the rain just to get from one place to another – arriving damp or drenched with soggy papers? Do they congregate in hallways, causing a potential fire-hazard, just to stay dry? Aluminum walkway covers can take that nightmare away! Perfection Architectural Systems offers long-lasting protection from harmful weather elements such as rain. Perfection walkway covers are also engineered to withstand high winds, heavy rains and snow – meanwhile meeting your area’s building code mandates.

What’s most fascinating about Perfection’s aluminum walkway covers is the cost. Walkway covers are a fraction of the cost compared with standard brick and mortar walkway solutions. And Perfection offers gorgeous custom designs with custom finishes that will enhance and not obstruct the view of your campus.

Call Perfection Architectural Systems at 800-238-7207 today to learn more about all of our products and what best fits your school’s needs.


Aluminum Walkway Covers

Picture this: You’re walking to your car from your office and you run into an old colleague. It’s a bright and sunny day, the temperature is about 92°F. The sun is beating down on the two of you so you decide to cut this trip down memory lane short because, well, the sun is beating down on the two of you. Wouldn’t this story seem more pleasant if only you both were standing under a covered walkway? Of course it would! No one really enjoys the sun beating down on them or rain falling down on them or snow or hail. Aluminum walkway covers eliminate being caught in these inclement weather situations. Even more importantly, covered walkways protect us from the sun’s harmful UV rays. As you probably know, UV rays are very dangerous and are a major cause of skin cancer.

Perfection’s aluminum walkway covers can withstand high heat, gusty winds, snow and heavy rains. They are also a great value when compared with traditional brick-and-mortar covered walkways. Aluminum walkway covers cost only a fraction of the price of brick-and-mortar ones. Another point of consideration is their adaptability. Aluminum walkway covers can be torn down much easier than brick-and-mortar walkways and the aluminum can be recycled should a business’ needs change.

Perfection Architectural Systems offers anodized aluminum, a process that makes aluminum stronger, more durable and able to retain dye colors without corroding, chipping or peeling. Designed by highly trained structural engineers, aluminum walkway covers are custom-designed to fit the specific aesthetics of your building and its natural surroundings. Not only sturdy and visually pleasing, Perfection’s walkway covers add an inviting element to your building by offering pedestrians a more enjoyable walk to and from your place of business.

Perfection’s maintenance-free walkways bring long-lasting value, quality and beauty for every business and building type.

Considering adding an aluminum walkway cover to your place of business, but are unsure of what type you need? Call Perfection Architectural Systems at 800-238-7207 and let us help you with your project.


Sunshades and Walkway Covers for Hotels

Sunshades and covered walkways not only look great on hotels, but they also provide a number of practical benefits for patrons and employees alike. If you want to protect your clientele from the elements, whether that means installing sunshades, or utilizing covered walkways throughout your property, you have a number of options available to you.

It’s summertime, and hotels are likely flooded with guests who are looking to enjoy their vacation on the hotel property. What better way to enhance a guests’ hotel experience than to install covered walkways and sunshades? As a guest, you likely won’t want to spend your time walking through the resort in the blazing sun (or pouring rain!), or relaxing out by the pool without the option to move under a covered area.

The benefits of a covered walkway outweigh the cost. These days, sunshades are available that will offer you complete protection against the UV rays, and utilizing them at a hotel resort will give a reason for guests to make a reservation. Guests are spending more time outside of their hotel room utilizing other perks of the property including outdoor dining areas, pool bars, and other areas of the resort that are accessible to guests.

Covered walkways can connect remote areas of the hotel to other parts of the property. Hotels also commonly have areas throughout the exterior of the property for guests to park and unload their luggage, an ideal opportunity to place a sunshade or covered walkway in the area to direct guests into the building.

Sunshades offer commercial businesses the ability to improve curb appeal and enhance a guests’ experience. At Perfection Architectural Systems, you can design a sunshade or covered walkway to fit the needs as well as the aesthetic visions of your business. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our walkway covers, canopies and sunshades, and the services we offer.


Cleaning Aluminum Awnings and Canopies

Aluminum awnings and canopies are cost-effective way to help reduce indoor temperatures and to provide energy saving benefits to buildings and structures. You may not often think about how to clean aluminum canopies, but if not properly maintained, they can become dirty and damaged.

Make sure to keep trees and debris off of the aluminum structure to avoid damaging the paint or the finish. This can lead to oxidization, similar to rust in iron.

Remove as much dirt as possible with just water.You can purchase aluminum solvent to help ease the process of cleaning, or you can use a mild soap to wash off the remaining dirt.

Don’t leave any excess cleaning residue on the aluminum and be sure to rinse the aluminum thoroughly. A pressure cleaner is a common tool used to clean aluminum awnings. However, care should be taken to avoid damaging the canopy with high pressure.

Perfection Architectural Systems provides long-term canopy solutions for commercial projects that will exceed your expectations. Aluminum solutions can enhance the look of your business while providing you with energy saving benefits. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about how we can help you construct high quality aluminum awnings and canopies.


Aluminum Commercial Canopy Finishes

Choosing a finish for your commercial canopies or awnings may not be something that a lot of people consider when constructing a long term canopy solution. Depending on the project and requirements, aluminum canopies can have an anodized finish or a painted finish with a range of colors.

Paint or a anodized coating is generally applied to aluminum to protect it from oxidation. Which is the process in which oxygen molecules come in contact with something, in this case aluminum, and creates aluminum oxide, similar to when iron rusts. Painted finishes are available in a wide range of colors and durability. Kynar painted finishes are among the most durable painted finishes and is designed to resist weather, aging and salt. Painted finishes are especially resistant and are one of the best means of protecting your commercial canopies.

At Perfection Architectural Systems, we offer a variety of products that are available in an assortment of finishes. Our finishes meet the requirements of any project, while offering you a range of anodized finishes and paint applications to best suit your canopy solution. We construct high quality aluminum canopy solutions for every project while handling every task in a courteous and professional manner. Call us at 407-671-6225 to learn more about our commercial canopies and aluminum awnings and to start your project today.

Aluminum Canopies and UV Protection

Aluminum awnings can be used in a number of different applications on construction projects, and is one of the most popular systems that architects use to protect those outside from the sun. Aluminum canopy solutions not only are durable and long lasting, but they require little maintenance and are aesthetically pleasing.

Many people avoid thinking about how the sun and UV rays can affect them, but in reality, approximately 1 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer a year. Aluminum awnings and canopies are getting significantly more popular in construction because they not only help cool down buildings and provide for cover, but they also help reduce UV radiation. Believe it or not, even when you’re inside, UV rays can still affect you and even sun bleach your belongings.

Aluminum awnings provide shelter for those who want to step outside and get some fresh air. Avoiding harmful UV rays can be difficult if you want to go outside, but aluminum canopies provide safe protection from UV radiation while still enjoying the outdoors. They can also provide for additional outside space while enhancing the look of the building.

At Perfection Architectural Systems, we provide your business with aluminum canopies and walkway covers that will not only enhance the look of the building, but also provide you protection from UV rays. We provide quality service and long term canopy solutions that will enhance your building project, and by contacting us at 1-800-238-7207 we will be more than happy to get your project started.

Did you know…?

Aluminum is one of the top materials of choice for a variety of industries, ranging from architectural systems and beverage production. Earning a reputation as one of the most versatile metals, aluminum lends a hand to many aspects of your daily life.

  • The beverage industry uses more aluminum than in manufacturing, cars, planes, and packaging, making it one of the most used metals in the world.
  • Aluminum has a melting point of 660°, over six times the boiling point of water.
  • At one point in time, aluminum was worth more than gold and silver.
  • It takes about 60 days for your can of soda to be recycled back onto the shelf.
  • Aluminum is strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, nontoxic, and not to mention aesthetically pleasing!
  • Every part of aluminum is recyclable. It is extremely durable and can be used over and over again!
  • Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust and is never found free in nature.
  • Aluminum was first available in ingot quantity in 1888, while the earliest production of aluminum foil was 1903. Commercial aluminum production begun in 1913.
  • A widely used in consumer and industrial production, aluminum’s lightweight and strong attributes make it the material of choice in the construction industry.
  • Aluminum is also widely used in the production of doors, windows, roofs, siding, and framing structures.

Perfection Architectural Systems provides our customers with high quality aluminum canopy solutions and would like to help you design and construct your next project. We utilize every characteristic of aluminum, making your structure strong, lightweight, and durable. Contact us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our long term aluminum canopy solutions.


Perfection Architectural Systems, Inc. Has Been Awarded a Contract to Provide Aluminum Sunshades for FAU Residence Hall

Boca Raton, FL (August 13, 2012) – Perfection Architectural Systems, Inc. (, a recognized leader in engineered aluminum canopy solutions, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract to supply aluminum sunshades for the windows on Florida Atlantic University’s new residence hall on their main campus in Boca Raton, Florida.

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