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Awnings & Canopies


Whether you need us to add some architectural treatments to you new or existing building for heat control or just want a great way to create brand awareness, we have an awning system for you. Let our team of designers and fabricators go to work for you. We offer: Hurricane proof commercial and residential awnings and canopies, architectural window shades and shutters, tension fabric shade cloth and walkway canopies.


CANTILEVER CANOPIES by OPA are specially engineered with support brackets that offers a clean street scape sightline and minimalistic look. Deck profiles can be combined with differing fascias to complement any design emphasis or building requirement.


Retail Branding Shopping Centers Storefronts Parking Garages Passive Solar Loading Docks ADA Access Door Warehouses Office Buildings FEATURES Pre-engineered Modular Design Economical Custom Colors Custom Details High Load Capacity Internal Drainage

CANTILEVER SHADE CANOPIES are a line of passive sun control products that can be used to manage the impact of solar gain on any building. Pre-engineered for most wall conditions, OPA Shade sun control products can reduce solar impact and provide economical design options for any passive solar condition.

POST SUPPORTED walkway covers by OPA Architectural Canopies provide a pre-engineered economical alternative for both freestanding and wall mounted applications. The all extruded aluminum deck is designed to meet local building codes for snow and wind load. Free spans up to 20′ can provide a high strength protective cover with a minimum of support structure.

CUSTOM CURVED OR SHAPED built with the same extruded aluminum products shown above but with more design intent to match the architectural look of the building.

BACKLIT AWNINGS create dramatic curb appeal and will take your business to the next level. Backlit awnings can take on many shapes and sizes, greatly increase visibility, brighten a drab storefront facade and transform retail centers into a destination for tenants.

Backlit awning fabrics – also known as sign flex faces – are long lasting and economically more affordable than traditional plastic sign panels. Our backlit products are constructed with structural welded aluminum frames, damp location rated high output fluorescent and LED lighting and are designed with many custom bottom closures or can be left open for easy access. Fabric coverings are manufactured with welded seams and graphics are applied through top surface color eradication, computer cut 3M high performance vinyl and full color digital printing with translucent UV solvent inks. We have complete design capability and can provide all custom graphic artwork.

We recommend Cooley® fabrics in 3 styles depending on the application and Nite Lite® brand backlit fabrics for durability and performance:

Cooley’s original backlit sign and awning material, Cooley-Brite 20-ounce features a scrim design that is nearly invisible to allow for maximum light diffusion, consistent translucency, and brilliant eradicable colors in backlit signs and awnings. Cooley-Brite is treated with anti-wick, ultraviolet stabilizers, fungicides, and whiteners for excellent color protection, durability, and long life.

Cooley-Brite® Lite
This 16-ounce, eradicable substrate is based on the same proven technology as Cooley-Brite. Cooley-Brite Lite is lighter in weight, offering unique flexibility for ease of installation. It is translucent, flexible, durable, and features excellent lay-flat characteristics, as well as engineered for high color brilliance and consistent color transparency.
Cooley-Brite® II
The performance benchmark for eradicable backlit flexible substrates, Cooley-Brite II features the proven performance of our Cooley-Brite substrate with the added protection of our Coolthane® topcoat formulation, which enhances cleanability and extends the life of the product.

Cooley-Brite® Benefits:

  • Flexible, eradicable
  • Heat sealable
  • Inkjet printable
  • UV, fire, and weather resistant
  • Excellent color, durability, and long life
  • Consistent color translucency
  • Wide variety of decorating options
  • NFPA 701, ASTM E84, COLA, UL and CA State Fire Marshall approved
  • 20 standard colors and whites
  • Available in 10, 25 and 50 yard rolls, @ 78″ widths

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Tel. 504.524.1415


I like their design work, plus I’ve found OPA to be reliable and efficient at delivering a quality product over many years.  They bring what they say!

Mark Inman - Coldwell Banker Vice President

The quality of the signs I purchased and the install were perfect! I was able to do a quick tour of the facility and they have some really cool stuff.

William Davidson

I can’t say enough about my experience working with OPA for both of my businesses. We have worked with them on numerous sign collaborations as well as other projects and they deliver on time, with quality products. Mark and Mike make the process easy and smooth while paying attention to all the details. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

Mandy Simspon

Wonderful business to work with. There was an error upon installation and they immediately corrected it and made it right. Great response time and even better customer service. Highly recommend OPA Graphics!

Thorson Dentistry for Kids

OPA has the capacity and flexibility to handle just about any type of job, even beyond graphics and signage. Their design department is stellar, and their ability to combine traditional and digital manufacturing methods sets them apart from other companies in the region.

CASA New Orleans