Storefront Awnings: Your Options

April 21, 2017

​Awnings are a great way to not only shade your business or storefront, but also a great way to advertise. When it comes to awnings or your shop, you have a variety of options. From colors, style, and frames, you have a plethora of things to choose from that will fit your needs. 


​So, what are some storefront awning options you can choose from? Here’s a quick list of some of the more popular and common things people consider when it comes to storefront awning installs:
·      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. 


​·      Graphic Design: These tend to be used on fixed awnings. Imagine a restaurant or clothing store, or even a hotel. Graphic designs on an awning really help your business stand out from the competition. Think of a logo or your company’s name splashed across the canvas of a beautifully constructed awning.
·      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. 

​Now that you know a little more about storefront awnings and your options, feel free to contact us at American Awning & Blind Co. for more information about awnings by visiting us at Or call us at 800-654-5933. You can also email us at