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Where to Place Your Business Awnings

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at 9:56 am.
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Where should you place your business awnings? Consider what will have the biggest impact on your guests.

No matter what business you own and operate, it can certainly benefit from new awnings. Custom awnings designed by the professionals at Carroll Architectural Shade can boost your awning’s visibility as well as its protection from the elements. If you decide to install business awnings, you should first consider how to integrate them into your property to get the most out of them. Consider the following advantages that come with each unique building location. 

Place Your Awnings at Your Building’s Access Points

Placing your business awnings over your building’s access points is one of the first locations to consider. This can include not only your main entrance but any other front doors and back or side doors that you want your customers to enter through. You may also use an awning for specific entrances and label those awnings clearly as, for example, the “Employee Entrance.”

Whichever entrance is your main access point, you will want to highlight the most. Install a bold, eye-catching awning that features your business’s name. You may even include “Entrance” on the awning to further direct customer traffic, especially if your building is quite large. Adding awnings to your entrances helps draw attention to these key doors and provides protection and shelter from the elements for your visitors. 

The Front of Your Business

If the front of your building is not very visually interesting, adding awnings can make it more appealing. You can work with the team at Carroll Architectural Shade to design awnings that pair well with your existing building design. Adding even small awnings to doorways or windows on the front side of your business can do a lot to increase its visual appeal. 

Block the Sun with New Business Awnings

If your business has windows or entrances that receive direct sunlight, you can install awnings over these areas to gain shade. The shade improves the ambiance of your business, making the area more pleasant for customers and employees. By blocking direct sunlight exposure, you decrease glare, high indoor temperatures, air conditioning costs, and the fading of furniture, floors, and fabrics. 

Outdoor Seating Areas

If you want to utilize your outdoor space better, installing business awnings over an outdoor patio or seating area makes that space much more comfortable and weather-ready. Awnings can provide shade and protection from rain, so any seating or tables underneath the awnings stay available and ready to use. Your employees and customers will enjoy using this extra outdoor space at your business. 

If you are ready to explore the options available with new business awnings, contact Carroll Architectural Shade today to design your new products. 


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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