Awning Canopies / September 10, 2019 / Ina Hebert
The second reason for canopies is protection against the weather elements. In restaurant patios or cafe outdoor areas a folding arm awning is very popular. You would not want to have a meal in a restaurant patio while you are baking under the sun would you? Having your cold drink outside a cafe is never ideal if you are directly under the sun with no shade. When the rainy season starts getting drenched while having a meal in the restaurant patio or a hot drink outside the cafe is not a pleasing experience. Customers will look for comfort and with canopies you can provide them with just exactly what they are looking for. Another advantage of canopies and other commercial awnings is great savings on cooling costs especially during the hot days of the summer season.
But their aesthetic value is equally key. Retractable or fixed and made from a variety of materials namely aluminum fabric mesh and combinations of the three awnings can immediately set the mood via their shape and logos. Imagine you re an upscale classy Jazz/live entertainment restaurant where music is as important as food. In that case an awning that includes the graphic of a jazz ensemble or horned instruments and large musical notes might be the way to go. If going for a more subtle approach a shade structure patterned in the shape of red bricks might match an actual brick (or stone) exterior. Remember that little changes such as these can go a long way toward an entire revamp of your restaurant and its ambiance.
Picture guests relaxing at your hotel or resort on a warm summer day while sipping an ice cold soft drink and cocktail concoction. Factor in the additional luxury of an awning canopy or cabana and the patrons experiences will be pleasantly enhanced. Decadent dreams of covered convenience are just steps away once you know how to properly select an awning canopy or cabana for your facility. Although holiday fanatics across the country are still discovering Christmas tree pine needles hiding behind the couch and nibbling on Valentine s Day candy it is not too early to start preparing for the impending spring/summer vacation season. In fact since the early season often promises little stability in weather conditions and the strong rays of the sun can cause severe sunburn on skin due to the winter chill now more than ever is an advantageous time to install a decorative and purposeful commercial shade structure.