Vestibule/Outdoor Sitting Room

Our experts designed and fabricated a Vestibule/Outdoor Sitting Room for our customer in Fort Lee, NJ.  He wanted an additional room as well as keeping the cold from rushing in his front door in the winter.

This is a four (4) season sitting area!  The front and side panels are removable for summer use or simply open the "U" Zippers for fresh air.  It offers protection of furniture, carpeting and amenities.  It is actually classified as a "Temporary Structure".

Below is the erection of the enclosure onto the property:

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Vestibule Project

This is one of our recent Do -It-Yourself vestibule projects that was shipped to Ohio.   

Our customer was looking for ways to prevent the cold air from entering his business which was making all of the seating near the door unusable.  Our solution was to custom build a vestibule that not only solved his cold draft issue but one that was also aesthetically pleasing.

This project all began with a few photos and measurements.  Our customer had several ideas and from there we made sketches.  They were approved by the customer and the blueprints were then drawn up and we were ready for production.  We handed them off to our welding and sewing departments

It is an aluminum frame that was MIG welded.  Once completed, it was sent over to the powder coating specialist for a white finish.

At the same time .030 clear vinyl was cut and was given to our sewing department.  They stiched the clear vinyl to the red vinyl and did the arch work.

The vinyl was then affixed to the white frame and the final touch of zip strip was added.   

Before:                                                                 Before:

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 After :                                                                After:

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Project under construction step by step:   



Got Shade?

Pergolas are a great way to beautify your backyard. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and really offer a great look. Unfortunately, shortly after installation of a pergola, many homeowners and business owners alike experience a bit of buyer's remorse. The fact of the matter is, that pergolas do not offer the amount of shade beneath them that many people are looking for.

Their open design is intentional for aesthetic appeal, but it is not conducive to providing shade. If shade is what you are looking for, but you love the look and feel that a pergola offers, than a custom canvas pergola cover is exactly what you need.

A covered pergola will still look exactly the same as an uncovered pergola from across the yard or patio, but once you get underneath, the difference is night and day. The Before and After pictures show the vast difference in shade under a covered pergola. Do you have a problem with pigeons or seagulls dropping unwanted gifts from above? Do you have a pesky crabapple or mulberry tree raining down relentlessly? A pergola cover can not only protect you from these undesirable occurances, but can keep you a few degrees cooler while it does so.

Being as pergolas are typically built without any pitch to them, keeping rain out is another problem all together. Without adequate pitch for the water to run off, a solid cover just is not practical. After a good rain, the amount of water weight held between the rafters of your average pergola will cause even the best built cover to stretch, sag, or even tear completely. This is why the recommended fabric for pergola covers without pitch is a mesh material called Coolaroo.

Coolaroo is a professional grade architectural shade fabric. It is constructed to block up to 98.8% of harmful UV sun rays, has a specialized lock stitch knit for better air movement, is backed by a 10 year manufacturer's warranty, and considering the slew of benefits is also relatively inexpensive. Coolaroo will still let rain water pass through it, so you won't have to worry about your custom pergola cover being damaged due to rain. Just make sure that everything you keep under the pergola is built to withstand getting wet, or simply bring it inside if you hear rain in the weather forecast.

If you can't take the heat... beat it! Keep cool under your pergola by adding a custom cover, and get the most out of your investment.


An outdoor dining area is a wonderful thing for any restaurant. It provides your guests the comfort of the outdoors, the ability to enjoy a scenic view, or simply some fresh air while dining. Many restauranteurs have found that the revenue created from their outdoor dining area can rival the revenue from the remainder of their seating. So the pressing question for business owners is

, "how can I continue to reap the benefits of my outdoor dining area when the summer months come to an end?"

The answer to this question, of course, is to enclose your outdoor dining area. An enclosure will allow you to retain enough heat to make it comfortable in the outdoor dining area even when the temperature drops. Also, it can be a way to keep air conditioning in if you are in a hotter climate where refuge from the heat can be the attraction. Guests can still enjoy the view and still feel like they are outdoors, and most importantly, they can still eat and drink at your establishment without being uncomfortable.

In this specific example, we have a business that has thrived as an outdoor eatery since 1954. A classic Drive-In style, family oriented restaurant here on the Jersey Shore, The Circus is and always has been a seasonal business. The customer had previously installed rope-and-pulley curtains to provide refuge from driving rain. These curtains made it possible to still keep the dining room full in the face of a rainy day. The years had not been kind to the clear vinyl in the roll-up panels. Wear and tear is inevitable in a product like this one, and years of exposure to the elements left these curtains looking less than ideal.

The solution is a rigid panel system with clear vinyl stapled into the frames of each panel. These panels will keep the elements out, and the comfort in. U-Zip windows in each panel make it easy to roll up one, or all of the windows in the enclosure for ventilation, or to bring back the fully outdoor feel from the original design. With the windows zipped closed, the ambient heat from the nearby kitchen should be enough to keep this area cozy through the fall, and perhaps into winter. The dramatic facelift that this enclosure provided should provide enough curb appeal to attract new customers, and the improvements show your loyal regular customers your commitment to providing them the best experience possible.

The owner of The Circus will undoubtedly recoup his initial investment in a short time, and the possibility for an exponential return on his investment exists due to the extension of his otherwise seasonal business. By making it possible for guests to enjoy this outdoor dining experience well into October and November, they will realize yearly sales totals that they never thought possible. Make the most out of your outdoor dining area. Turn a seasonal oasis for guests into a year-round revenue generator for yourself. Think about an enclosure for your outdoor dining area, and make your space more valuable.

Caring for your Canvas Awning

Welcome to Jeans Canvas Products

Since 1978, Jeans Canvas Products has established itself as one the region’s leader in design, manufacturing and installation of commercial and residential awnings, canopies, and shade structures. Our privately owned company features over 40 years of experience in coverings for commercial, residential and public uses. From shopping malls to restaurants, theaters to hotels and parks to residential homes, our products can be designed, manufactured and installed to fit any application.

We lead the awning and canvas industry in the technology and expertise it takes to produce top quality Canvas Awnings, Retractable Awnings, Residential Awnings, Commercial Awnings, Enclosures and Vestibules, as well as Non-Traditional Shade Structures, Awning Signage, and Custom Canvas Products.

We provide an unlimited palate of possibilities for canvas creations of any style, size, or shape. Hundreds of fabric patterns, colors, and awning designs are available.

Tradition, integrity and superior customer service are the values that make Jeans Canvas Products the primary choice of architects, engineers, developers, contractors, property managers, businesses, and homeowners for all of their entire canvas awning needs.


Custom Canvas

We provide a large selection of the latest, first quality fabrics for Marine, Commercial, Industrial and Residential applications. Our work is performed by a staff of highly qualified personnel and backed by warrantees against defects in workmanship and materials.

Canvas Repairs

In addition to our custom canvas work we also do many repairs at our facility, including re-stitching, re-glassing, patching, replacing zippers, snaps etc... It's as easy as bringing your canvas to our custom canvas shop and we will be happy to assist you and your repair needs. Too far away? Email us a digital picture and we will evaluate the repair of your canvas and then email or call you with an estimate. Estimates usually take 3 to 5 days and repair time depends on the repair. After you receive an estimate you can ship your canvas to Jean's Canvas 780 Hwy 36 Belford, NJ 07718 and after the repair is complete we will ship your canvas back to you via UPS. Customer is responsible for all shipping charges. Our canvas shop in Monmouth County-NJ will do everything we can to exceed your expectations

Buy From Us With Confidence

  • Friendly, Courteous Employees: We are open year round and most of our staff have been here for over ten years offering years of experience and professional customer service.
  • Large selection of fabrics, patterns, colors for whatever custom job you need. We only carry the best: Sunbrella, Top Gun, Stamoid, Strataglass and Crystal Clear, to name a few.
  • Our commitment to quality and excellence includes our commitment to the community by donating to local organizations.
  • The owner of Jean's Canvas Products has been in the the boating and marine business for thirty years and brings his knowledge of custom canvas that can be compared to no other.
  • The owner of Jean's Canvas Products has been in the the boating and marine business for thirty years and brings his knowledge of custom canvas that can be compared to no other.
  • Family owned and operated: Kerry Wilkens, owner of Jean's Canvas Products in Monmouth County is available to answer questions, give estimates and offer advice to help suit your custom canvas needs.
  • Competitive prices while maintaining the integrity of our craftsmanship.
  • Large selection of fabrics, patterns, colors for whatever custom job you need. We only carry the best: Sunbrella, Top Gun, Stamoid, Strataglass and Crystal Clear, to name a few.
  • Free estimates in a timely manner. Either call us or fill out our easy estimate form found on our web site for a free estimate within three business days.
  • Year round service and support. You don't have to wait until summer to have your custom canvas work started and if your already canvas work needs service we can take care of it any time during the year.
  • Easy payments; we accept all major credit cards and for local jobs we also take 50% payment when job is ordered and then final payment when job is finished by check, cash or credit card.
  • Our commitment to quality. We have the best reputation in the state with thousands of repeat customers, marinas and businesses having us handcraft their custom canvas creations!

Our Objective

Our objective is to exceed your expectations & offer innovative ideas using state of the art techniques with the best quality products to design your custom canvas. Our innovative staff has over thirty five years experience creating custom canvas for the Military, Government, Commercial, Marine and Residential Applications.

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