The Staple System Awning offers flexibility in design and fabrication of interior and exterior awnings, canopies and back-lit signs. The frame material can be either aluminum or galvanized steel and utilizes the “staple-in” method of attaching fabric. With this system, fabric is taken directly from the roll and stapled into a channel which has been extruded into the tubing. A PVC or fabric covered PVC finishing trim is then inserted into the channel providing corrosion protection and aesthetic appeal. It is important to note that awnings manufactured utilizing the staple system may not be code friendly as the cover cannot be easily removed in the event of a hurricane or snow. However, if properly engineered, staple system awnings can be manufactured to meet most engineering and code requirements.