Your business can reap the benefits of installing a commercial awning, regardless of the industry you're in. Awnings come in a wide variety of styles and do more than increase the visual appeal of your business. If you're considering installing an awning, check out some of the top benefits.
1. Boosts Visual Appeal
Awnings possess the capacity to boost the first impression people have about your business. A good awning helps set your business apart from neighboring businesses and appeals to your target clients and customers.
Commercial awnings are custom made to match your brand's aesthetic, tying together color schemes that work together to give your business a polished look. Having an awning also makes your business easier to spot and more visible from farther away, a major benefit if you're in a saturated business district.
2. Improves Comfort
If your business has an outdoor area or patio for customers, installing an awning creates comfortable shade that your customers will appreciate.
When you enjoy summer temperatures averaging at 90 degrees, installing awnings in your outdoor space ensures that your guests will remain shaded and comfortable during their time at your establishment. The longer a guest stays at your business, the more revenue you earn.
3. Lowers Energy Costs
Awnings aren't limited to entrances and patios. When awnings are installed above windows they not only boost the appearance of your business, they also help reduce energy costs.
During the hot Decatur summers, the heat from the sun penetrates through windows and increases the temperature inside your business. In turn, your cooling system must work harder to lower the temperatures to a comfortable level.
Awnings installed over windows block the sun’s rays and significantly reduce the heat generated from UV rays. In fact, a study conducted by the Professorial Awning Manufacturers Association found that installing awnings as window treatments reduces cooling costs by more than 50 percent during the summer months.
This means your business may be able to slice cooling costs in half, which adds up to major savings.
4. Increases Revenue
Installing a commercial awning can boost revenue for your business in a number of ways. It can help you expand your seating capacity or sales area without the need for costly remodeling. This can save significant cost and increase the amount of customers you're able to cater to or the amount of sales floor space for inventory.
It can also help you attract new customers. A well-designed awning made of high-quality materials gives you a strong presence that can help catch the eye of potential customers. The amount of walk-in traffic may increase due to the boost in visual appeal.
Another way awnings increase revenue is through clever and strategic design. You can use your awning to advertise your services or tease products.
5. Protects Furnishings
Awnings go a long way in protecting your indoor furnishings from the sun's UV rays. Furnishings, especially those made of materials such as leather and wood, take a beating when under constant exposure to sunlight. The barrage of heat from the UV rays causes furniture to deteriorate and degrade, lowering the overall quality.
What's more, heat damage is irreversible, so you'll need to replace your furniture sooner due to the shorter lifespan. Thus, awnings provide much needed UV protection and help keep your furniture looking new.
As you can see, installing a commercial awning can offers numerous benefits for your business. Whether you have a single location or a multiple store franchise, Evans Awning Company is confident we can meet and exceed your awning needs. Contacts our Decatur or Huntsville locations to discuss design and installation.