The first question we are typically asked is “what is an awning valance?”. The answer is quite simple, the valance is a small piece of material that hangs down from the front end of your awning for esthetic purposes, it also covers the arms when an awning is retracted. All awnings come with a standard valance of about 7-8 inches. A valance is sometimes printed with an address, company name or even website url for a commercial property. Years past you would see scalloped or fringes on the bottom edge of the valance as decor.
A “Drop Valance” is a longer piece of material typically up to 4 feet and used in residential applications; it is an attractive feature that does more than complement the look of your awnings. It is used at the beginning or end of a day for extra solar protection when the sun’s rays are at an angle. Many options of drop valences are available to you in both acrylic and soltis fabrics, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.