Commercial Patio Covers and Awnings

BrightCovers® is the nationwide leader in translucent patio covers & commercial shade structures

Our translucent patio cover awnings improve the aesthetic appeal of your building and provide shade and comfort for your customers.  Our patio covers make your outdoor seating more inviting, and help make your business a destination regardless of the weather.  Join the 100’s of Schools, Bars & Restaurants, Car Washes, Municipalities, and Apartment Complexes that use BrightCovers® for entranceways, patios, decks, stairwells, play areas, bleacher covers, outdoor employee shade and more.

Patio Covers for Your Business

A patio cover is a must-have for any restaurant or business looking to expand their available seating area and provide an enjoyable outdoor experience. With its durable construction and translucent panels, the BrightCovers® patio cover offers a perfect balance of protection and natural light. The panels let in just enough sunlight to keep the area bright and welcoming, while also providing shade and protection from the elements. And for those warm summer days, the commercial patio cover is even equipped to support ceiling fans for added comfort.


Not only does a commercial patio cover offer practical benefits, it also adds a touch of style to your outdoor area. With its sleek design and durable materials, this patio cover will enhance the overall look of your business. Plus, the availability of different designs and styles means you can easily find the perfect fit for your specific needs. And with its ability to support ceiling fans and its translucent panels, you can ensure your customers are comfortable and happy, no matter the weather.


See examples of our commercial patio covers in action with our online gallery

Commercial Awnings & Patio Covers

BrightCovers® Commercial Canopies, Awnings, and Covers are the perfect addition to a variety of settings and applications.

  • Restaurants & Bars

  • Playgrounds

  • Entranceways

  • Sunshades

  • Walkways

  • Bleacher Covers

  • Stairwell Canopies

  • Commercial Awnings

  • Schools

  • Municipalities

  • Courtyards

  • and much more!

Take a look at how light filters through the permanent system and creates a softly lit, healthy alternative to the traditional commercial awning, sun canopy, or sunshade. If you have ever owned or installed a canvas awning, you know how it turns the covered area (and adjacent living areas) into a cave and makes you think, “It’s clear and sunny outside, why am I sitting in the dark?” With the BrightCovers® system, the sun’s natural light will permeate throughout, providing a healthy, comfortable, and refreshing outdoor living space.

Custom-built for a variety of commercial building applications, the structural metal frame and translucent multi-wall polycarbonate panels provide the next-level of protection without sacrificing the illuminating effects of natural sunlight.

Engineered for wind and snow loads to exceed local building codes, the system reflects heat and reduces solar transmissionblocks harmful UV rays and turns the covered area below into a safe, well-lit, and healthy environment. Built with an aluminum frame (or galvanized steel substructure as required), the system is aesthetically appealing, provides natural light, and will withstand the elements over time.

Each engineered outdoor roof system is custom fabricated to meet exact project specifications; our in-house design specialists and engineers will provide a detailed drawing for approval based the design and load criteria.

Whether you are searching for an entrance and walkway cover, restaurant patio roof, or a commercial storefront canopy, the future is here, and the future is Bright!

  • Engineered

    Engineered to exceed local building codes and standards, our outdoor solutions withstand wind, snow, and hail, are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and will not corrode or rust over time.

  • Made in the USA with recyclable materials

    We are proud to support and employ the American workforce and use locally sourced materials in our Cleveland, OH facility.

  • UV Protection

    The Lexan® panels have a UV protective coating to block infrared and ultraviolet radiation, protecting against skin damage, as well as preventing materials such as patio furniture and carpet from fading over time.

  • Energy Efficient

    Since heat is reflected from the system and UV rays are blocked, our outdoor solutions help reduce energy usage and keep adjacent rooms and areas cooler.

  • Professional Installers

    Installed only by factory certified installers, BrightCovers® permanent outdoor roof and patio systems attach directly to your home or business and anchor to an existing deck, concrete footer, or cement slab.

  • Hail & Weather Resistant

    The Lexan® panels are virtually unbreakable and accommodate temperatures from extreme cold to baking hot conditions without breaking or buckling. The panels retain high impact strength performance over a wide temperature range (-40°F to 248°F) and after prolonged outdoor exposure. The 15 Year panel warranty covers loss of strength or impact resistance due to weathering.

  • Easy Clean & Care

    Rain naturally cleans the top of our roof panels. However, should dirt accumulate on the panels, simply wash the sheets with a mild dish soap, lukewarm water, and a clean soft sponge or cloth; rinse well with clean water. Do not use any corrosive materials or cleaning agents.

  • Protected with a Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Translucent LLC, manufacturer of BrightCovers®, offers a Lifetime Warranty against rust, a 90-Day Warranty against defects in materials and installation if the product is installed by Translucent LLC, and the polycarbonate panels are covered by an additional 15-Year Warranty.

  • Structural

    The BrightCovers® system is comprised of a structural aluminum frame and multi-wall translucent thermal glazing. Our single-slope patio roof cover is made with extremely durable multi-wall sheets that have excellent light transmission, high impact performance, and long-term weather resistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my BrightCovers® system rust?

 No. Only heavy-grade structural aluminum is used on a BrightCovers system, along with stainless steel fasteners to prevent any rust, corrosion or otherwise.

How do I clean my BrightCovers® system?

The BrightCovers® system is virtually maintenance-free. A heavy rain will naturally clean the top of the roof panels and system. If debris or markings remain after a heavy rain, the entire system can be cleaned with dish soap, lukewarm water, and a non-abrasive cloth rag. Windex or other chemical based solutions are not recommended as they may damage the panels over time. The aluminum components can be similarly cleaned with dish soap and water; a melamine sponge (household name: “Mr. Clean Magic Eraser”) can be used on any aluminum surface to remove dirt, grime, or otherwise should dish soap and water not suffice.

How much wind can my BrightCovers® system withstand?

The BrightCovers® system is engineered to exceed minimum building code requirements for wind loads based on your location.

How much snow load can my BrightCovers® system withstand?

The BrightCovers system is engineered to exceed minimum building code requirements for snow loads based on your location as per both 2012 and 2015 International Building Code requirements (60+ pounds per square foot live load).

Can I grill under my BrightCovers® system?

Absolutely! The panels can withstand temperatures over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit of direct heat. Should any dirt or soot accumulate, the panels can be cleaned according to our cleaning recommendations.

How can I attach lights / curtains to my BrightCovers®?

We recommend purchasing clips or clampable hooks that can attach to the support beams. We do not recommend drilling into the BrightCovers system, as it may void your warranty. 

I have a unique outdoor space; can you still install?

Our team is experienced and well-versed in custom configurations to match existing conditions or requirements. There are a few things we cannot do however, per our engineering.

What are my color options?

Please review our standard aluminum frame and roof panel color options here: Design Options

Can I have a custom color?

Yes, custom powder coating is available.

Can you build a BrightCovers® system over my existing structure?

Typically, no due to structural integrity and engineering requirements.

Can you send out a kit and I can install myself?

We do not offer Do-It-Yourself kits; all products must be installed by Factory-Certified BrightCovers team members to ensure proper application.

Will heaters or firepits damage my BrightCovers®?

Heaters and Firepits should not damage your BrightCovers® system; we recommend at least 3-4 feet of clearance between the cover and any heat source. If fire or heat does damage your cover it may not be covered under warranty. 

Panel Options

The following roof panels are available for the BrightCovers®
outdoor sun canopy system:

All panels block harmful UV rays, reflect heat, and transmit natural light into your patio, deck, or covered outdoor area.
Depending upon your house’s current aesthetic and configuration, you may choose the opaque white roof panel, or the grey tinted panel for maximum heat protection.

Aluminum Frame Colors

BrightCovers® shade systems are available with the following
aluminum frame colors:

Should the White, Bronze, Desert Sand or Black aluminum color options not align to your aesthetic, custom powder-coated colors are available.

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