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Umbrellas vs. commercial awnings: the advantages of using deck awnings

Author: Linda Burak
by Linda Burak
Posted: Oct 03, 2013

Umbrellas vs. commercial awnings: the advantages of using deck awnings

A deck can be a great way to draw in customers in the afternoon and evenings. However, patrons willmost likely be seeking comfort from the heat on a sunny day. Umbrellas, which are attached to your table only offer shade while the sun is directly overhead. Business owners may want to consider installing deck awnings instead of umbrellas attached to tables, for maximum coverage.

Why consider installing commercial awnings for your business’s eatery? Unlike home awnings, a commercial awning is made of industrial grade equipment that may be fade resistant, harder to tear, able to withstand wind and also rain, and mold and mildew-resistant.

Why buy commercial awnings?

Commercial awnings (such as deck awnings) can create usable space. Unlike umbrellas, deck awnings can provide continuous shade that you cannot gain from umbrellas alone. As the sun rotates, the shade provided by an umbrella will dwindle. However, this is not problem with commercial awnings, or even deck awnings that are retractable.

Retractable awnings can be deployed at a touch of a button and protect patrons from sun and rain. They also enclose your patio in the cooler. Your enclosed space can be heated by floor heaters and still provide warmth to patrons during cooler months. This also allows you to use your deck area longer if you enclose it with deck awnings.

What type of awnings should you buy?

This depends on the aesthetics that you want for your business. You may not need more than one of the custom canopies. Custom canopies can be good way for businesses to set themselves apart without sending as much money to buy a commercial awning. For instance, custom canopies can be created with your business name, color, and made in a shape that utilizes the front of your business’s features. Depending on its size, custom canopies may be cheaper than awnings and still offer protection to customers.

What if custom canopies do not protect enough of your building’s façade? You might want to custom canopies over your windows if you have an older building with some history. These types of canopies will protect more of your building’s façade without making you make massive changes to the building’s exterior. This may be extremely important if you own a business that is on record as being a historical building.

Do you want a backlit, aluminium, or open end awning? There is no longer just the choice of acolored fabric awning. You also have to consider electrostatic sealing, curved or straight awnings, and if you want to add standing awnings. Should you add your logo to your business awning? These are all questions you should think about before ordering any commercial awnings for your business.

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Author: Linda Burak

Linda Burak

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