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Three Things to Consider When Purchasing a Commercial Awning

Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 3:21 pm.
Here are three things to consider when purchasing a commercial awning.

Here are three things to consider when purchasing a commercial awning.

If you’ve been considering adding an awning to your commercial building now may be a perfect time. Awnings are a significant investment as they offer a lot of benefits including marketing advantages, appearance boosts, the potential for additional space and interest, and they can help reduce indoor heating and cooling costs. Often, the cost of installing an awning is recouped very quickly, making it a significant investment, particularly for restaurants. That said, finding the right awning for your business can be tricky. There are several things you will want to consider before you make a purchase.


When you’re looking at the quality aspects of different types of awnings, there are several factors you can take into consideration. The potential additions like UV resistance, waterproofing, breathability, and size can all have an impact on the overall lasting quality and the price of your future awning. As you consider your options, think about what features will be most important to you and your business before making a final choice. For instance, if your awning will get a lot of sun UV protection may be of increased importance, while if you live in an area with a lot of rain, you may be more focused on waterproofing.


Different awnings and different materials have different strengths. While much of your awning material decision should be based on your maintenance abilities, knowing your climate can help too. If you live in sunny versus rainy regions, your needs will vary greatly

Good Looks

Perhaps the most critical aspect to consider as you compare awning options merely is what will look best for your business. Having a high quality and durable awning is essential, but if the end result doesn’t look good, you’ve lost much of the potential. Awnings offer your business the opportunity to stand out and gain a decorative feature; it’s best to use this to its full potential.


Ready to get the perfect shade structure for your apartment building, business, or home? Carroll Architectural Shade (formerly known as Carroll Awning) has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial shade structure to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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