· Fixed: these awnings are permanently attached to your building. You can clean them and design them with various patterns and colors. These are popular and most stores go with this option because you don’t have to worry about them so much once the awning is installed.
· Retractable: these are excellent for the store that wants a little more flexibility with its shade and sunlight options. Retractable awnings can be utilized at the shop owner’s whim.
· Drop Screens & Curtains: Using these for your store front is great because you can add a level of ambiance that other stores may not have. These are great enclosures for a restaurant with outdoor dining or a hotel that wants to create a secluded and alluring area that’s visible to passing traffic. Drop screens and curtains attach to your fixed or retractable awning to create an area that is enclosed. These also help you expand your shop’s footprint without buying more land. You’re just utilizing more the store’s outdoor space.
Once you’ve decided on the type of awning style you want, you can start considering things like color and shape. Valance or no valance? You can think about patterns and whether or not you want to accentuate your storefront awning with more than just colors; think lighting and garlands.