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Why You Should Install a Retractable Commercial Awning

Posted on Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 10:44 am.
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A retractable commercial awning provides your business with useful flexibility.

You’ve decided your business can use a new awning, but now you have to decide: retractable or stationary? If you desire flexibility and versatility and are located in a setting that experiences various weather, a retractable awning may be the right choice. Your retractable commercial awning can help you customize your customers’ comfort and can be easily retracted during severe weather. Read on to discover more about what makes retractable awnings so beneficial for commercial properties. 

Customize Comfort with a Retractable Commercial Awning

As the weather changes through the seasons or from day to day, you can adjust your awning to suit what your customers may prefer. Placing an awning over outdoor seating is a great way to create a comfortable seating space for customers, so you want to optimize this space as much as possible. A retractable awning lets you extend the awning on those hot, sunny days or whenever a little bit of rain moves through. However, if your customers are interested in enjoying a crisp fall day and the warmth that comes from the sun, you can retract the awning to let the natural sunshine cheer your guests. 

It’s Simple Enough for Anyone to Use

Retractable awnings are not complicated mechanisms. In fact, they are designed to be easy for anyone to use. This means that you don’t need to worry about complex tools whenever you want to close your awning. Instead, any employee can quickly and efficiently retract or expand the store awning when they wish. You can also shop for manual and motorized retractable awnings to find the system that works best for you

It’s Easy to Protect Your Awning During Bad Weather

Maryland experiences various weather through every season, so it’s helpful to have an awning that allows for flexibility. When you install a retractable commercial awning, you can close your awning when a heavy storm is approaching. Retracting an awning is much simpler than removing it altogether. It helps protect your awning structure and fabric from potential damage by unusually high winds, falling tree branches, hail, or heavy snowfall. 

Your Retractable Awning Is Long-Lasting

In addition to retracting your awning to protect it from storm damage, you can also retract your awning and protect it from unnecessary fading and general wear. When you use a retractable commercial awning, you have the ability to close your awning whenever you’re not using it or whenever your store is closed to preserve it and help keep the awning looking great for as long as possible. 


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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