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Retractable Awnings Offer Many Solutions

A retractable awning from Eclipse Shading Systems is a good solution for a lot of questions about improving your home. It doesn’t make a difference whether a homeowner lives in a luxury beach house or a ranch-style in the suburban Midwest. We hear the same kinds of situations from them. They have created a backyard paradise that they want to enjoy more. They would love to have a covered patio but either can’t afford a brick-and-mortar investment, or building codes or HMA covenants prevent construction of one. They have beautiful scenery at their property and want to create more space […]

How an Awning Color Can Help Your Business

Have you ever walked into a store and noticed posters and signs in a significantly bold color that attracted your attention? That is because certain colors can affect a customer’s mood and spending behavior. Brands use psychology to appeal to their potential customers.   Having a custom awning created for your business will lead to more new customers walking through your door. The perfect awning design and color will send a positive message about your products and services, and could ultimately help you increase sales.   Colors: Green is the color of money, health, nature. Customers usually feel comfortable seeing […]

Finding the Perfect Awning for Your Business

Just like any element of curb appeal, an awning is one of the first things your guests will see when coming to your business. But how do you choose an awning that is right for your business as well as your building? By following these tips, your commercial awning will fit your business perfectly! Purpose The first thing you should think about when deciding on a commercial awning is the purpose. Different types of awnings do different things. For example, a fabric awning will protect your guests from the weather all year long while a metal awning will enhance your […]

Awning Pro Tips: Enhance Your Branding

Every awning tells a story and sends a very specific message. Whether you are making sure that your business is easy to identify or using an awning to promote a product, promotion, or event – there are some good design essentials to consider in order to make them look their best. These commercial awning tips will help solidify your business’s brand identity and increase eye-catching visual impact. It’s Not Just What You Say, But How You Say It In conversation, it’s not just what you say. How you look, how you sound, and how sincere what you’re saying seems all play a […]

Save Costs with a Commercial Awning for Your Business

Commercial awnings are a great way for businesses to advertise their wares and really enhance the outdoor aesthetics of their brick-and-mortar storefronts. Awnings are fully customizable in terms of color scheme and design and allow business owners the chance to bring in more customers without sacrificing either curb appeal or energy efficiency. What’s actually remarkable is that commercial awnings can block the amount of glare and sunlight that permeates your store, which in turn reduces your energy, electricity and cooling costs since you’ve effectively reduced the heat gain. While heat gain in commercial buildings is a complex topic in its own […]

Why Restaurants Choose Red Awnings

Ever noticed how many restaurants in urban areas opt for a red or warm-colored awning to extend their dining areas and attract customers walking down the street? It’s not a mistake — red awnings are some of the most popular choices for restaurants. Why? Well, here’s some psychology behind the choice. A lot of research has been done to study the connection between colors and eating habits. A few of those findings have been relatively universal, such as that blue and purple awnings can result in a loss of appetite as they are not colors psychologically associated with natural food. […]