Awning Ideas / February 21, 2019 / Candy Calderon
If your restaurant is not a part of any multi-billion dollar franchise you probably have to make decisions regarding every aspect of the restaurant: from the menu to the tablecloth color to the logo design. Often what makes or breaks a restaurant comes down to two priorities: food quality and décor. The way your restaurant s interiors are designed and maintained will have a huge impact on the customers liking it in the first visit and coming back for more and more. And one way to ensure a helpful sprucing up includes proper awnings shade structures and canopies. For one thing awnings and commercial shade structures are all about making a first impression. Remember that long before a restaurant patron has taken their first bite of bread or sipped their first cocktail they ve already surveyed the exterior of the building.
On top of this awnings result in direct energy savings. Installed strategically they make the inside of a building up to 15 degrees cooler cutting direct sunlight and shading windows. This reduces glare by 94 percent and can cut utility bills by over 30 percent. So in the long run awnings pay for themselves. Probably the most pressing issue here is What are "retractable awnings?" If you re willing to listen to me answer the question you probably have some idea about the advantages of retractable awnings even though they are just now starting to show up in the consumer consciousness. In this article I ll discuss the factors that are causing awnings to attract a growing base of customers--including frequent return customers and referrals. Let s start with the basics. So what exactly are they? Chances are that you have the basic idea right: an awning is a custom-sized piece of waterproof material that is stretched on an aluminum or steel frame and installed on a building s roof or wall.
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.