Are you considering installing a commercial retractable awning at your establishment?
Retractable awnings are excellent storefront accessories. Not only do they improve overall aesthetic appearance and protect the merchandise in display windows, but they can help drive business.
With very evident benefits, how then should you go about choosing the right retractable awning for your commercial place? Here are five of our best tips.
Tip #1 Always choose quality awnings
Granted a quality commercial retractable awning can be on the more expensive side, however, the better the quality, the more durable the fabric and framework. Think waterproof, fade-proof, high shade factor fabrics, and rust-proof metal framing.
Tip #2 You get what you pay for
The old adage, “You get what you pay for” is certainly true in the awnings business. If you settle for cheaper awnings just remember that you’re likely going to be spending a lot more money in the future on replacements, repairs, and maintenance fees.
Tip #3 Examine the retracting mechanism
Most awning companies provide you with two options when it comes to the retracting mechanism: manual or motorized. It goes without saying that an automated motorized retractable mechanism is more convenient than a manual, time-consuming winding system. However, it must also be pointed out that motorized mechanisms may suffer technical problems requiring professional attention.
Tip #4 Think about the visual impact
It’s imperative to evaluate alongside a seasoned awning consultant which of the awning styles on the market better suits your establishment. You want a commercial retractable awning that complements and adds charm to your edifice. The wrong style can look garish and have the opposite effect, repelling buyers instead.
Tip #5 Inquire about the warranties
Always ask about the warranties and guarantees associated with each individual commercial retractable awning you’re interested in. Why? Well, as legal protection and safeguard. You see, warranties and guarantees are the promises made by the awning company to repair and or replace the awning if it doesn’t meet your quality or performance standards.
Get a no-obligation retractable awning quote
If you would like to talk to a professional about installing a commercial retractable awning, get in touch with our friendly Quality Awnings and Canopies sales team. You can also request your no-obligation quote today.