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Finding the Perfect Awning for Your Business

Just like any element of curb appeal, an awning is one of the first things your guests will see when coming to your business. But how do you choose an awning that is right for your business as well as your building? By following these tips, your commercial awning will fit your business perfectly! Purpose The first thing you should think about when deciding on a commercial awning is the purpose. Different types of awnings do different things. For example, a fabric awning will protect your guests from the weather all year long while a metal awning will enhance your […]

Why Restaurants Choose Red Awnings

Ever noticed how many restaurants in urban areas opt for a red or warm-colored awning to extend their dining areas and attract customers walking down the street? It’s not a mistake — red awnings are some of the most popular choices for restaurants. Why? Well, here’s some psychology behind the choice. A lot of research has been done to study the connection between colors and eating habits. A few of those findings have been relatively universal, such as that blue and purple awnings can result in a loss of appetite as they are not colors psychologically associated with natural food. […]

Retractable Awning Wear And Tear…What Causes It?

Your business’s image truly defines who you are and provides potential customers with an initial judgement of your services. This is why keeping the exterior of your business in an aesthetically appealing condition is key to maintaining and gaining new clients. Since your storefront retractable awning contributes to your business’s image, it is wise to keep it in an excellent condition and there are numerous ways to prevent excessive wear and tear. Since an awning experiences the rough weather conditions of winter, spring, summer and fall, it is inevitable that its color may fade or get a bit dirty. Though […]

How An Awning Can Make Your Business Stand Out

Making your business stand out more than the rests is a goal for many, yet it can be a difficult one. Whether it be a restaurant, shop or some form of service provider, being noticed by people passing or recognized by people passing by can benefit you greatly. Of course there are numerous ways of obtaining attention from by passers, but making an addition to the exterior of your business that looks professional and appealing is key. Having existed for centuries, awnings have provided a significant form of advertisement and high level of appeal to businesses throughout the world. With […]