Top 3 Commercial Awning Ideas (& What’s Right For You)

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Whether it’s over a shop, restaurant or cafe, installing a retractable awning in the right location adds significant value to any business. 

Read on to discover our 3 best commercial awning ideas to bring life, style and flexibility to your business.  

3 Best Commercial Awning Ideas For Your Business

1. To Boost Your Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything. So, it’s vital that your business has great curb appeal and an inviting entryway to attract customers.  

Installing a commercial awning over your business’s entryway creates a feeling of comfort, coziness and invites customers to enter. Awnings also create a point of difference, giving your business a greater presence compared to those around it.  

Placing an awning along your business’s walkway is also a welcome addition on a scorching hot or cold rainy day. It’ll shelter customers as they pass by and make them more inclined to stop and enter your shop (instead of rushing past trying to escape the weather!). 

But it’s not just about the entry, it’s also about your brand.  

Luckily, awning suppliers like Helioscreen allow you to customise the colour of your awning to perfectly match your business’s signature colour or logo. This helps showcase your brand from afar and create greater curb appeal, so customers recognise your business as soon as they see it.   

2. To Enhance Your Outdoor Dining Spaces

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Having an outdoor seating area is a major advantage for any restaurant, bar or café. But let’s face it, not every day is going to be perfectly sunny and 25 degrees.  

That’s why a retractable awning is a valuable addition to any commercial outdoor dining or drinking area. An awning dramatically increases the usability of your outdoor spaces, allowing you to make money and operate at full capacity no matter the weather.  

Extend the awning in light rain or sizzling summer days to keep your outdoor areas comfortable and enjoyable. Alternatively, easily retract the awning at night or when your customers want to soak up the beautiful winter sun.  

For unbeatable convenience, Helioscreen’s retractable awnings have the option to add sun, wind and rain sensors. These sensors instruct your awning to intelligently react to the weather without you lifting a finger – the ideal solution for busy restaurants and cafes.  

3. To Protect Your Stock

For businesses that display their products outdoors, like furniture shops, bike hire or nurseries, constant exposure to harsh sun will damage your stock without adequate protection. 

Installing a retractable awning is a practical and stylish way to protect your stock (and your customers) from the elements.  

Extend the awning during business hours to shelter your items and allow customers to browse products out of the heat of the sun. At the end of the day, simply retract your awning at the press of a button or twist of a crank. It’s a simple solution that will have a big impact on the longevity of your display stock.  

Our Top 3 Commercial Awning Models

Made from premium componentry and UV resistant fabrics, Helioscreen’s retractable awnings are market leaders in durability and performance. Some of our most popular commercial awning models include: 

Cassette Awning

Boasting a sleek European design, Helioscreen’s Cassette awning enhances any commercial outdoor space. It can cover any area up to 8m wide, so it’s perfect for bars and restaurants with large outdoor seating areas.   

The Cassette awning is made using German technology and top quality materials. It features a fully closing cassette, marine grade stainless steel componentry and UV resistant fabrics to protect from rusting, fading and corrosion in harsh Australian conditions. 

Rubix Awning

Characterised by its elegant, eye catching design and practical performance, the Rubix Cassette awning offers a premium shading solution for businesses. A single unit can be made up to 6m wide, so it’s ideal for sheltering shopfronts and entryways.  

The awning features a slimline, fully closing cassette that protects the fabric and folding arms from the elements while blending in seamlessly to the façade of your business.  

Classic Awning

Helioscreen’s Classic awning is a simple, elegant and stylish shading solution that compliments any business. The awning is ideal for bars and restaurants near the ocean, as its chromatised aluminium and stainless steel parts make it extremely resistant to corrosion. 

Mounted with an integrated torque bar, the Classic awning is easily fitted to a variety of facades. It has a maximum width of 8 metres and can couple with a second system to offer up to 14m of sun control for your outdoor space. 

Choose Australia’s Leading Awning Supplier

A retractable awning is a valuable addition for any business. They shelter your customers from the heat of the sun, protect your stock and help your brand stand out from the competition.  

When choosing a commercial awning for your business, it’s important to prioritise a durable and functional system that will provide a long-lasting shade solution.     

Helioscreen is Australia’s leading supplier of retractable awnings for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Contact us today for more information. 

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