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BelAire has been providing customers in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and nation-wide with exceptional architectural products and services for over 40 years.

We can fabricate and install to your specifications or provide design alternatives for a variety of needs. From canvas, metal and glazed awnings, signage, pool enclosures and sunrooms to architectural façades, mansards, equipment screens, and ornamental ironwork—we have the expertise.

Custom projects are our specialty!

We are willing to discuss interesting projects located anywhere.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Being good is not enough. Our intention is to be great.

OUR PROCESS

  • We understand our clients’ needs through discussions and information gathering.
  • We analyze and develop potential solutions.
  • Together with our clients, we evaluate the proposed solutions to develop the best, most practical, functional, economic, and aesthetic designs.
  • Throughout this process, we synthesize best elements into a unified design, where purpose and construct align beauty and function.

OUR PRINCIPLES

  • Designers at BelAire collaborate with our clients.
  • BelAire creates individual solutions using thousands of resources.
  • Our instinct for what is possible is finely honed.
  • Quality is a function of attitude, not a function of budget.
  • We strive for excellence through craftsmanship.

 


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FABRIC

Sunbrella: 100% acrylic—10-year warranty. Offers a wide selection of performance fabrics, stunning colors and many patterns.

 

Sattler Corp Awning Finder Tool

Ferrari Precontraint Vinyl

Dickson Awning Fabrics

dealer for Covin fabrics

dealer for Sunair awnings

dealer for Herculite custom fabric and textile

dealer for Naizil Coated Fabrics

dealer for Ferrari 502 and Soltis (solar screen)

dealer for Metals USA

dealer for Duralum

dealer for Equinox Louvered Roof

installers for Sunset Awnings

 

THREAD

We use double-needle lock-stitch, in-lieu-of the chain stitch that is most commonly used. This type of stitch will loosen at the seams which you may notice in the community. Our thread is the thickest Gortex for strength and best durability. We offer a limited labor warranty to piggyback the fabric warranty.

 

FRAME

Gatorshield is a patented triple layer Flo-Coat® product, demonstrating a thicker layer of zinc protection for extended longevity in highly corrosive environments. It is a rust and corrosion resistant product that has been demonstrated to be the best over the long haul versus all competitive product offerings. In addition, the zinc interior coating provides the inside of the tube with maximum corrosion and rust protection. Inside and out—Gatorshield is the best—and has been the best product choice for over 30 years. It can be painted to match any fabric cover.

 

HARDWARE

Somfy Motors: the world leader in manufacturing of specialized motors and electronic controls for residential and commercial interior and exterior window covering markets. Somfy motorization systems are easily integrated with security, HVAC, and lighting systems providing total home or building automation.

 

ARTICLES:

 

The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers shows that an awning can reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent on Southern-facing windows and 72 to 77 percent on western exposures. Click here to read the Energy Study Full Report (opens as a PDF file).
 
Government and Private Energy Efficiency Sites

EnergySavers.gov — article about awnings' energy savings

California Energy Commission — Consumer Energy Center

How to clean canvas awnings — eHow.com

How clean awnings — eHow.com