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Tips for Designing a Custom Awning for Your Business 

It is said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. It is that idea that leads many home and business owners to consider the installation of a front door awning.

 

Whether that is a retractable or fixed front door awning of metal like steel or aluminum, a front door awning of wood, or any of the other many materials available, when you or your client install any type of front door awning you immediately add a wealth of value to your home or business at a price to fit any budget.

 

When considering one of the many models of front door awnings, it is not uncommon to overlook some of the added benefits they offer. This post will cover all of these benefits of these products and show you why the installation of this canopy for your front door is a virtual “no-brainer”. To show you all these benefits, in this post we will be covering:

 

  • Protection from the elements

  • A great transition area from outdoors to indoors

  • Energy bill savings

  • Added useable outdoor space

  • Protect valuable assets inside a home or business

  • Help to create an overall look to the outside of a home or business

  • Great area for business branding

 

A new fixed or retractable awning is going to improve the look of your home or business. An awning over a front door can create practically any look you or your client may want to achieve from classic to modern to professional. What you may not know is that an awning for a front door can provide a ton of other great benefits for you or your client’s property.

 

Front door awnings are more than just a pretty face for the home or business. They offer virtually unlimited function in practically any application.

Protection from the elements

When we discuss the protection benefits of an awning above a front door, we are not just talking about the people entering an existing home or a business. Since a front door is possibly the most widely used part of a home or business it is important to maintain its structural soundness for longevity, security, and aesthetic purposes

 

When a rugged manual or electric mechanism front door awning is installed, the unit can protect doors, landings, stairs, railings and all other aspects of an entryway from the effects of the beating sun, whipping wind, and potential water intrusion caused by rain and snow. Over time this can make these elements more resistant to the effects of rotting, decay, and general wear and tear.

Great transition area from outdoors to indoors

A modern front door awning does also protect people from these same elements as well. In inclement weather, there is nothing better than to step under the shelter of a well-made awning as you enter a home, hotel, cafe, etc.

 

This also holds true for guests and visitors. Why not make sure that guests and visitors to your home or your client’s business are protected well when waiting for you to greet them.

Energy bill savings

It is not at all uncommon to make an entryway to a home or a business very open and appealing. The problem is that with this open feel and look comes an opening for harsh sunlight to beat down into the building.

 

A front door fabric awning can provide the best of both worlds. You can still maintain an open and inviting look while keeping your entry in the shade and naturally keeping your energy bills under control as a result.

Added useable outdoor space

If your entryway is of a rather large size, adding a front door awning can create the added benefit of providing additional useable outdoor space. Most people do not think of spending any amount of time by a front door because it is often thought of as a place to simply come and go.

 

When adding a front door awning to this area, you create an inviting outdoor area for your home or business in addition to an existing deck or patio. Suddenly this space that is not currently protected from the elements becomes a welcome area for guests and visitors to spend time.

Protect valuable assets inside a home or business

In keeping with the theme of creating an appealing look to an entryway, many home and business owners like to add expensive furniture and decoration in this area to add to this appeal. Whether these items are inside or outside the home or commercial building, constant sunlight can wreak havoc on these items over time.

 

In addition, other elements like rain and snow can unduly wear down outdoor elements. Fortunately, a durable front door awning can greatly stem the tide of wear and tear.

 

A front door awning can virtually stop all of that degradation in its tracks. Having a front door awning will let you rest easy in placing high-quality items in your entryway without fear of undue damage or decay.

 

A front door awning can also provide protection for the very valuable asset of you or your visitors privacy. Front door awnings do a tremendous job of combining an appealing look while limiting looks inside a home or business.

Help to create an overall look to the outside of a home or business

As one begins to see the benefits a front door awning provides, it is hard not to think of how it can become the centerpiece of an overall aesthetic for the exterior of a building. Since most people are drawn to the entryway before any other area, this provides a tremendous opportunity for you or your client to make a statement.

 

A front door awning can be the starting point of an entire design aesthetic for the exterior of your home or business. Not only does a front door awning provide great form and function, but it can also be a jumping off point that guides the creation of this entire aesthetic plan.

Great area for business branding

There is probably no business in the world that does not want to find new ways to get their name and logo in front of potential customers. The problem is often doing this in a way that is equal parts effective and pleasing to the eye, taking into account the message and image a business is trying to portray.

 

With a virtually limitless opportunity to create any look or feel, branding a front door awning gives an opportunity to put you or your client’s business identity front and center. This may be a businesses first chance to make an impression on their potential customers and clients and a vibrant front door awning with eye-popping brand identity incorporated into the design is sure to be a hit.

 

Front Door Awning Benefits

Awning Style

Protection Outside

Protection Indoors

Energy Savings

Branding

Aesthetics

Permanent

Always

Always

Always

Excellent

Excellent

Retractable

When Open

When Open

When Open

Good

Good

Dome-Bubble

Good

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Arch

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Mansard/Shed

Good

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Gable End

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Good

Convex

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Excellent

Excellent

Concave

Good

Excellent

Good

Good

Excellent

Conclusion

Front door awnings are certainly more than just a pretty face for a home or business. While they do enhance the aesthetics of any building, the number of added benefits are virtually unlimited.

 

From element protection, added usable space, striking looks and increased value to a property, front door awnings check all the boxes and pack a bang for the buck that is second to none.

 

As you can see, front door awnings offer a multitude of features. If you have made the decision that a front door awning is a great solution for you, take a look at our products page to see our full line of high-quality awning choices!