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The Top Commercial Properties That Can Benefit From Metal Awnings

Posted on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 at 10:10 am.
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Metal awnings are excellent additions for a variety of commercial properties.

There are a variety of materials that can be used to construct your custom commercial awnings. Metal awnings are one of the most popular options, as they provide a unique style and durable function. If you are interested in crafting an awning that goes beyond the traditional fabric-awning look without sacrificing any of the advantages, read on to learn which properties can benefit from new metal awnings. 


Awnings can be extremely useful in a hospital setting. Metal awnings can provide weather coverage at the busy entrances of hospitals, where ill patients may need to take their time exiting vehicles and entering the building. These awnings also help create relaxing outdoor spaces that allow visitors and employees to grab a bit of fresh air and relief from the bustling hospital environment. 


A metal awning at the entrance to a hotel can help create a space for hotel staff waiting for guests to arrive. When metal awnings are provided, hotel guests can also wait outside for friends or taxis without worrying about sweating under the sun or getting caught in the rain. Metal awnings can also be quite stylish and help attract customers to your hotel with their impressive appearance. 

Bars or Clubs

Bars or clubs can benefit from metal awnings by using them to create convenient shelters for their guests. When clubgoers or bar patrons wait for cabs or rideshares at the end of the night, a metal awning can provide them a designated area in which to wait just outside of the club. Additionally, if you have outdoor seating for your bar, placing the seating under metal awnings provides shade and protection from the weather so guests can always step outside to enjoy some fresh air. 

Retirement Communities

Retirement communities may have more residents who are likely to use the bus or community-based shuttle services to come and go. This means that metal awnings in retirement communities can create a protected bus stop area where the residents can wait for their transportation to arrive. Awnings can also create shady spaces for those who wish to walk the grounds for exercise. 

Airports and Bus Stops

Any commercial business that requires a group of people to wait can benefit from metal awnings. Awnings can protect people waiting at the bus stop or waiting for cars at the airport from standing for several minutes under bright sunlight or a sudden storm. During the winter, awnings can block snow from collecting underneath the awnings, so guests have somewhere to wait without being immersed in the cold snow.


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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