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Awning or Canopy: An Old-Timey Look for a New Business

Not all stores look new and modern. Some stores look old, rustic, traditional, and more, conveying a message that dates back to an older time period. A custom shoe cobbler might have an old shoe shine stand outside his or her store. An ice cream shop that makes all its ice cream from scratch might look like a candy store from the 1930s, back when many people did not have refrigeration.

Going for a rustic, old fashioned, traditional look can be a great thing for a new business. Many new businesses can use a traditional look in order to drum up appeal and business from the local community.

You can probably envision all the types of stores and businesses that use a traditional design in order to increase their loyal customer base. Stores like ice cream shops, pubs, antique stores, and more, can all use a traditional look to their advantage.

One of the easiest ways to create an old-timey look for your store or business is to install an awning or canopy. If you want multiple awnings or canopies that can also be a great thing to do in order to achieve a traditional look.

Where to Install Awnings and Canopies on Your Store’s Exterior

The short answer is that you can install awnings and canopies anywhere you want. The long answer is that it depends.

When looking for a prime location to install an awning or canopy, you should consider where it will have the greatest effect. Installing an awning above a window will allow window shoppers to avoid glass glare while looking at products to purchase. Installing a canopy on the patio will allow customers to have a semi-secluded experience while using your store. Installing an awning above a doorframe can allow customers to get out of the snow or rain prior to entering your store.

There are many great locations that you can use on your store’s exterior for awnings and canopies. It all depends on how you want to use them, and to what effect. The prime location will reveal itself to you once you make a short list of the possible locations, and the benefits that you can derive from installing an awning or canopy there.

The Side Benefits of Awnings or Canopies

Awnings and canopies also provide a great sense of style while providing customers and clients with shade. If you run a business like a restaurant and you have a patio section of your store outside for customers, these areas can benefit from an awning or canopy while eating their food and drinking their drinks.

It all depends on the needs and wants that you have that you think placing an awning or canopy will achieve. Some business owners and operators like the extra shade. Others like the extra flair they can use to decorate their store exteriors with. It all depends on you and your vision.

Awnings and canopies can also be a source of advertising and marketing, especially if you order awnings and canopies with your logo on them. You can advertise literally 24/7 to your local community without spending any additional money, which you can use for another use.

Even installing just one awning or canopy can help you transform your store into a traditional looking business, which can help increase the customers you attract, and the revenues you make. Vital Signs has helped countless store and business owners and operators in and around Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Concord, Newmarket, Thornhill, the GTA, Brampton, and Mississauga. They can help you too! For more information about installing your own awnings or canopies, please visit us at our website today.