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3 Factors to Consider for Your Restaurant Awning

Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 at 10:29 am.
Carroll Architectural Shade restaurant awning

Consider these three factors when designing your restaurant awning.

Restaurants are a staple in any community, as they bring people together for fabulous hand-crafted food and an inviting atmosphere. One way to help your restaurant stand out from the other options your customers have is to add a restaurant awning. When you add an awning, you increase your businesses’ visibility and style and can even add extra dining space. If you are considering installing a restaurant awning with the experts at Carroll Architectural Shade, you will have to consider the following three factors. These three crucial elements of your awning design will help you create the best shade product for your business

The Style of Your Awning 

Awnings come in many variations, all of which are quite easy to attach to an existing building. The two most popular styles for a restaurant awning are fixed and retractable styles. These awnings are connected to the side of your building, but the retractable is capable of being open and closed on demand. 

You will want to consider the culture and building style of your restaurant, as well as your location. For instance, if your building evokes a cozy, countryside aesthetic, you may want an awning that has warm colors and is homey and inviting. 

If your restaurant has outdoor seating, your awning should cover the outdoor dining area and all connected windows and doors. Your customers will notice the quality of your awning as they decide whether to eat outside at your establishment. 

The Size of Your Awning

Determining the size of your restaurant awning depends on a few factors. First, if you are using your awning to cover an outdoor space like a dining patio or outdoor bar, you will want your awning to cover that entire space. You will also want your awnings to shade any windows that produce glare inside your restaurant. If your guests are dining with sunlight shining into their eyes, they won’t have such a great time. Working with professional awning designers is always the best way to ensure your awning size is exactly right. 

The Material of Your Restaurant Awning

You can explore several different fabrics for your awnings, including canvas, vinyl, and metal. When deciding on the best material, you can work with your awning designer to learn more about the benefits of specific fabrics. Some are more durable than others, while some offer exceptional UV protection for awnings exposed to frequent sunlight. 

No matter what restaurant awning design you create, the experts at Carroll Architectural Shade can ensure that you receive the best new shade product. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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