Awning Ideas / February 23, 2019 / Susanne Dejesus
If you do go for a retractable awning which is generally a good idea in climates which tend to vary between extremes there are further choices. Manual retractable awnings are those which you roll or fold up yourself. Motorized versions have a small electric motor that will do the job with a touch of a button. While motorized awnings seem to offer less work it doesn t always work out that way. Installation is more difficult due to wiring concerns so if you re doing the work yourself it will increase the time it takes you to install the awning. Also with more moving parts the odds of having to perform maintenance and repairs is much greater. Still if you take good care of your awning with preventive maintenance a motorized awning can be a great investment.
It certainly doesn t hurt a company to lay claim to being identified by their logo s colors. Certain logo colors stay in mind longer than others. This is something to consider before selecting colors. The other issue to determine is what type of material the awnings will be manufactured from. Awnings can be made from aluminum canvas wood or vinyl. The type of material chosen should enhance the business facade and not obscure it in any way. It s a good idea to check with the local municipality for any restrictions to installation as well as building permits that may be required to install. Awnings that Promote Business Business owners who finish their location with awnings invariably find a subtle way of promoting their business name.
Once the internal brainstorming is complete it s time to send in the reserves: the services of a top-notch signage company that can deliver the message in an effective and yet subtle manner. Innovative outdoor signs and awnings are essentially an extension of your traditional marketing and branding campaign. Think about it this way: a recent survey by the University of Cincinnati reveals that next to television customers find traditional signs and awnings the most affective means of advertising and that half of American shoppers would like to see larger signs - especially when driving. What s more two-thirds of respondents ages 18-24 said they had even driven past a store whose sign or awning they failed to read or worse yet find.