Not only do commercial awnings have practical and aesthetic purposes, but they are also economical as well. It’s not surprising that you may be considering a commercial awning for your business, but now comes another difficult decision–which one should you choose?

When trying to decide which awning to choose, review your personal and business’ needs. Also ask yourself if you’d like your awning to have any special features. Keep in mind that commercial awnings are a sound and practical investment. They can reduce your energy costs considerably and they can also protect your furniture, floors, and even indoor carpets from sun damage.

Studies by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers reveals that when the sun shines directly on south-facing windows, metal awnings reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent. For western exposure, the reduction is as high as 72 to 77 percent! This reason alone makes it easy to justify installing an awning at your place of business.

When making stylistic decisions regarding your awning, you have a variety of options to choose from. First, think about the direction that the awning will face in relation to the windows at your place of business. Knowing this will allow you to keep in mind weather patterns as well. A culmination of all these elements will affect the performance of your awning and energy bill savings down the line.

Even the size and shape of your awning can impact its ability to cool your business efficiently. An awning is designed to dissipate heat buildup and the size will play a major role in how quickly that happens. Also, select a shape that best suits the window or windows that are being protected.

Lastly, you want to consider selecting a metal that will aesthetically appeal to your business. This will not only make your building stand out, but it will increase your brand’s awareness.

The choices are endless, and no matter what you choose, we guarantee that you will reap every practical, financial and aesthetic benefit of your commercial awning. For more information on what type of commercial awning will work best for your business, contact the awning professionals at Perfection Architectural Systems.