Commercial Awnings: What you Need to Know

August 27, 2015

Did you know there’s a difference between commercial awnings and awnings for your home? Commercial awnings can be printed on and designed in a way that shades and advertises your business. Traditional home awnings usually don’t have designs and aren’t as big or used to attract business.

In fact, commercial awnings are an excellent way to add a tasteful design to your business while providing an extra lounging or walking area your customers and guests can enjoy. (Remember, the longer you can keep a customer engaged with your business, the more likely you will make a sale).

For example, commercial awnings can provide:

  • Shaded walkways
  • Smoking area
  • Lounging areas where you can put chairs and tables
  • Extended dining areas for restaurants
  • Reduced energy costs by providing shade for your building
  • Pool side shade areas for hotels
  • Signage that displays your company’s name or logo which can help your business get noticed by potential customers

Commercial awnings are an excellent vehicle for advertising as you can see from the picture above. These awnings are durable, attractive, and can be custom designed to fit your needs. Here are a few things you need to know about commercial awnings and what they feature:

  • They can be made UV ray resistant
  • Mildew and mold resistant
  • Retractable
  • Fire retardant
  • Fade resistant
  • Tear resistant
  • Come in a variety of fabrics and styles like vinyl, canvas, and polyester composites

For businesses commercial awnings not only add a level of class and style, they add extended lounging, dining, or walking/resting areas that can help lead to sales. Adding your logo or a design to your awning can really make your business standout from the competition. After all, how many times have you passed by a store and noticed their logos? Probably too many too count. But the next time you do notice a store’s signage, check out the awning it’s probably on and think about how you can utilize the same commercial awning for your business.

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