Awning Canopies / September 5, 2019 / Sabrina Carey
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. Does your restaurant fit the neighborhood? Does it stand out in a productive and meaningful manner? And is the restaurant s signage appropriate for the space? Failure to pass these basic tests may mean a loss of business - something no restaurant owner wants to see happen. Awnings and canopies are ideal ways to invite a positive dining experience. Awnings are both functional and promotional items. On one hand they protect patrons from the elements providing a measure of wind shield shade during sultry summer evenings and of course protection from rain and even snow.
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.
Thus commercial awnings bring double benefits - element protection and easy billboard advertisement. Retractable Awnings became popular during nineteenth century. The term operable awning is synonymic to retractable awning. As they can be folded and unfolded easily they are more flexible than fixed awning canopies and frame based sun shades. As a result retractable awning easily captured the market soon after invention. The best part of operable awning is its durability over fixed frame awnings. They are added with small and easy operating mechanism using which they can be retracted when there is a thunderstorm or sustained wind. This way users can add to the longevity of the awning - maximum utilization of money spent. Retractable awnings have undergone many changes and today s operable awnings are the outcome of all those experimentations failures and successes. As a result modern operable awning offers the best features and services.