How Do I Choose The Right Awning For My Restaurant? -5 Factors To Consider

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 04:46 pm

An informative guide on choosing the right awning for your business!

Outdoor dining spaces are a fantastic way of extending your restaurant’s table area. With them, you can make the most out of your restaurant space. Meanwhile, if you intend to create an outdoor dining space, you need to create a shade to protect your customers from the sun or rain. This will help enhance customer satisfaction and also improve your revenue generation.

To do this, you’ll need an awning to extend the space. Well, you need to decide on a few things that will determine the result you will get. How do you want the awning to be mounted? Do you like it at the entry or window? Would you prefer a complete patio? This is up to you to choose. And to help you with that, we’ll take a look at some factors to consider when selecting the awnings for your restaurant;

1.     The awning type

Based on what you intend to create, you will be required to choose from the different awnings available. There are retractable awnings that can be attached and detached from the building’s exterior. Retractable awnings could be manual or motor-controlled.

We also have fixed awnings, freestanding, or pergola attached style awnings. All these types of awnings are available in different colors, fabrics, designs, and frames. The easiest way to get past this factor is to determine where you want your canopy to be fixed (door, windows, or patios), and you’ll choose the style that fits that requirement.

2.     The awning size

The canopy size will depend on where you want it to be fixed, how much space you have available, and how much area you intend to create. I usually recommend something slightly large but never too small. If the awning is to be attached to the windows or doors, a minimal size is suitable. But if it is to cover an outdoor dining area, the pergola style awning size will be ideal.

You need to select the ideal size for the space to be covered without looking too little or more than necessary. You need to keep in mind that simplicity is the best!

3.     The awning fabric/material

Awnings are available in different colors, designs, patterns, and fabrics. They could be custom-made with the business logo on them or just plain colors or patterns. Customized awnings could help attract customers to your business, so you should consider that.

Whichever way you decide to go about it, the awning fabrics need to be high-quality, UV- protected, mold and rot-resistant, and also seamlessly suit your business.

4.     The awning style

When you’ve chosen the area you want the awning to be mounted, you will be automatically given an insight into the awning style. When I say awning style, I mean the shape and the matching architecture of your restaurant’s area.

You will tell if you want the awning to be diagonal, straight, or box-shaped from the outdoor space.

5.     The awning color

Choosing the awning color is a broader factor to consider. More than anything, the color will determine its durability. It would help if you did profound research on the best color to choose for your restaurant’s awning. Brighter colors like red and orange will fade quicker than lighter colors like yellow. You need to select an awning color that will retain its color longer than the rest.

We are wrapping it up!

The right awning for your restaurant will improve sales and customer satisfaction because everyone looks forward to a comfortable dining space. So, take a look at the available options and make the best decision ideal for your restaurant’s unique features.

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