Awning Ideas / February 16, 2019 / Aurora Hess
And where would the world be without the Golden Arches? To a very real extent the McDonald s arches often towering over a parking lot suggest that the restaurant chain is the gold standard of fast food franchises soaring high above the competition. Considering the symbolic importance signs and awnings play in a successful business selecting the right awning and signage company is fundamental to implementing your branding ideas. The awning or signage needs to be profound enough to stay with the onlooker but not so bombastic as to turn people away. In other words businesses need to come up with a sign and/or awning both they and their customers can identify with. They need to accurately assess how their target audience would perceive them.
Awnings don t require poles (which would clutter the view) since they are attached with spring-loaded mounts. The "retractable" type of awnings differ from basic immobile awnings in that they last longer (can be rolled up in damaging weather) and allow a space to be used in a variety of ways--both drinks in the shade and stargazing for example. On the large end of the spectrum awnings today can be upwards of 30 feet in width and around 14 feet in depth. They are controlled automatically via weather sensors or a remote control button or by hand using a manual crank. Either way these awnings can be unfurled or retracted in less than a minute. What are the practical implications of this? When you want to cool an area down like a concrete poolside or overheated deck shade is just seconds away.
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.