There’s a lot that goes into creating and running a business. You have to come up with a budget, secure a location, research markets, hire workers, the list goes on and on. However, you may not have thought too much about awnings yet. This is understandable because there are so many other more obvious things to take care of, but awnings can provide many and great benefits to your business which you may not have thought about yet. Here are just a few things that awnings can do for you.

  1. Weather Protection – The elements can be a danger to both customers and your building. Ran, hail, and snow pose a threat to windows and doors, since they can all wear down the material or cause leaks. Awnings can keep all of these off your building. Also, they provide protection for passerby or those coming to your business.
  2. Energy Savings – One of the most direct monetary benefits of awnings is the money they save you on your power bill every month. Since awnings keep the sun’s rays from hitting windows and doors, it takes much less energy to cool your building. In addition, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, which means less repairs and longer life for your HVAC unit.
  3. Advertising – Awnings are like billboards for your business. They notify anyone passing by that your company is there and in business! You can put your logo on it, or get one with your company’s distinctive colors. It is just one more way of getting your company’s name and logo out there to be seen by potential customers.
  4. Styling – A well-designed awning can add style to your building and make it stand out from many others. Awnings come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, so custom design one that best fits the ethos of your company.
  5. Expansion – If you want to use some outdoor space for your business, an awning is a great way to extend your space. It will provide protection from the elements outside, so you don’t have to worry about exposure to rain or sun driving customers away.

Universal Awning & Sign can meet all your commercial awning needs. We are highly aware of the significant difference a good awning can make for the visibility and functionality of businesses, so we only use products of the highest quality in every awning we make. If you have any questions about what we can do for you, give us a call at 407-328-7781 and we would love to help!