Commercial awnings can benefit your business in many ways, including reducing energy costs, advertising and curb appeal. Awnings are very affordable shadow extensions.
Awnings can be manufactured in many colors, styles and custom designs. Your business can promote and attract customers in several ways. You can place awnings with the characteristic colors of your business, logo or name, which will make it easier for customers to locate your business. Awnings with bright colors or custom designs can be installed to attract the attention of new customers who go through your business.
By installing an awning or canopy over your windows, shopping areas, outdoor dining rooms or patios your business will increase the comfort of your customers. Restaurants can keep their customers in the shade of the sun, which will help keep them cooler and away from the sun's harmful rays. Commercial awnings will allow your customers to feel more comfortable due to the heat reduction provided by these shade structures.
Commercial awnings not only increase the comfort of your customers or advertise your store; these can reduce the energy costs of your business. By installing them in your windows, doors and patio areas, commercial awnings help reduce heat from the sun and protect the interior of your business. Your air conditioner will not have to work so hard to maintain the temperature throughout the day, which will mean energy savings and less hard work on your air conditioner.
Companies are now moving more than ever to increase external attractiveness. Modern awnings can enliven the appearance of a commercial building, adding color for visual appeal, which makes a monotonous building look interesting. Awnings and canopies add depth, dimension and personality.
TYPES OF COMMERCIAL AWNINGS AND THEIR DIFFERENT USES
Commercial awnings come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. Depending on the size and shape of your space, you can create a custom-made canopy for your business. Each type offers different pros, cons, and unique uses that can help you make the best decision for your company.
Fixed Awnings - These are stationary awnings that are part of an architectural design.
Fixed awnings can be used for both residential and commercial applications. They are typically used as an architectural element of a building to add extra height, providing protection from sun and rain. Businesses often use stationary awnings to provide shade and visual impact to their storefronts. Fixed awnings provide excellent sun protection.
Retractable Awnings - This type of awning can open and close easily with either manual or motorized options for maximum flexibility.
Retractable (or operable) awnings offer the most versatile weather protection available. This type of awning extends and retracts on tracks or rails depending on the manufacturer. Retractable awnings are popular among businesses as they can provide adjustable shade for outdoor seating areas as well as great aesthetics due to their wide range of styles and colors available.
Canopies - Canopies offer good weather protection.
Canopies can be great for events and activities, such as festivals or markets. Commercial canopies are the ideal choice for a business that requires more reliable shade protection. Additionally, canopies provide the same level of customizability in terms of styles and colors as retractable awnings.
Steel and Aluminum Structures - For more permanent applications, steel and aluminum structures have excellent weather resistance and sturdiness.
Steel and aluminum structures are best utilized when you need a more permanent application. These metal awnings have excellent weather resistance, durability and sturdiness - perfect for an area that requires significant coverage as they can be constructed in just about any shape. They offer minimal customization options but are often the most cost-effective option due to their long lifespan and low maintenance requirements. Additionally, steel and aluminum awnings are extremely versatile, making them suitable for cafes, restaurants and other retail businesses with outdoor seating areas.
Custom Designs - Commercial awnings can be customized to fit the needs of your business or project, whether for branding purposes or to create embodied energy savings through shading benefits.
Whether your business requires a combination of fabric and metal awnings or you’re searching for something unique, custom-designed commercial awnings offer advantages that will help you reach your needs. Our design team can create an eye-catching commercial awning to promote brand recognition, provide energy savings and make the most use out of outdoor seating areas. Custom designs also make the overall awnings much more durable as they are built specifically for your exact specifications.