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5 Reasons to Design Your Custom Commercial Awnings

Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2022 at 11:22 am.
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When you design custom commercial awnings, you increase the beauty of your property.

If you are a business owner looking for effective ways to increase your store visibility and appeal, adding custom awnings is an excellent way to do just that. However, while it may seem easy to find a generic pre-designed awning to hang on your building, we always recommend designing custom commercial awnings with the experts. When you take the time to design your original awnings, you can create products that perfectly suit your building and business. The following five reasons are why many business owners decide to design their awnings with Carroll Architectural Shade. 

Custom Commercial Awnings Stand Out

Commercial awnings always stand out on your building. They are a type of signage, but they add dimension to flat walls and add visual interest to your building. When you design your custom commercial awnings, you can find the best design that suits your existing signage and building design. 

Awnings Come in a Range of Styles

You can choose from many different types, sizes, and designs for your commercial awnings. The experienced awning professionals at Carroll Architectural Shade can help you browse the many awning options – retractable, aluminum, stationary – to find what works best for you. 

You may even decide to install a smaller awning over your entrance and a larger awning over an outside earring area. Your awning designer will also help you find the best awning materials for your shade product to ensure longevity and sustained appeal.

Awnings Expand Your Usable Space

Custom commercial awnings can be a great way to expand your property’s usable space. In particular, if you own a restaurant or café, you can use the square footage under the awning for additional seating during warmer seasons. More seating means more customers, which is great for business! Passersby may even take a peek at what your customers are enjoying and decide to stop in for themselves. 

Awnings Provide Shade and Shelter

Commercial awnings don’t just allow for extra seating capacity but also protect guests from sun, rain, and snow. 

If you own a restaurant, you may have peak times when your clientele waits in a line for their table or order. If your line overflows outside, your customers will have a sturdy awning to wait under.

Awnings Are Excellent for Sidewalk Promotions

Commercial awnings can also help you facilitate special promotions or sidewalk sales. You can place a clearance rack outside under the awning shelter or put out a few tables with merchandise. This will do a lot to appeal to passing customers, who can get a glimpse at your great new sale. 


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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