The Next Bright Idea: Architectural Sunshades


From entrances and framing systems to windows and curtain wall systems, DCI Signs & Awnings’ Architectural Sunshades are strong and versatile solutions for reducing energy demand and environmental impact—conserving valuable natural resources.

DCI’s sunshade louvers are smart, economical, and add an attractive design element to any building. Our sunshades are engineered to reduce solar impact while still allowing sunlight to illuminate an interior space, making it bright and welcoming.

With custom in-house design options, build and engineering capabilities, and numerous blade shapes, blade spacings, and trim profiles, our sunshades can be designed to suit your specific project requirements and are pre-engineered for most wall conditions.

It's the quick and easy way to spec out your project.
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It's the quick and easy way to spec out your project.

Features & Benefits

Each sunshade we produce, every element we design is thoughtfully developed, fabricated, and installed for your specific needs. After all, your sunshade is a direct extension of your sign and brand.


Hanger Rod Supported or Cantilevered

Which sunshade is right for you?


Made in a controlled environment for cost and labor efficiency.

Welded construction

Promotes strength, durability, and reliability.

100% aluminum

All-aluminum extruded components for extreme durability.

Rust-proof finishes

Finishes include Matthews paint, powder coat, and Kynar.

Highly customizable

Variety of deck styles, fascia profiles, and gutter beams; custom louver options and colors.

Common Applications

MetroShade sunshades are used for a variety of common applications including ADA access doors and LEED accredited buildings.


Office Buildings

Shopping Centers



Residential Buildings



File Downloads

Need the specifics? Download and review our resources to see how our sunshades/canopies can improve your project and architecture.


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