The sunshades on the building were failing due to age and water damage. A 1″ x 1″ aluminum tube support spacer was installed by welding at the end of the new shade closest to the building to facilitate drainage away from the building. The new sunshades are solid 18 gauge sheet aluminum with a 90 degree bend. Mechanical fasteners were used to fasten the sunshades to the supports. A return lip was incorporated to the front valance portion of the new awnings to increase rigidity and to provide a solid anchor point for the attaching screws. The sunshades were painted prior to installation.