Why You Should Invest in Commercial Awnings

Are you looking for something to make your business stand out from the rest? First impressions are important and a commercial awning gives your business the opportunity to make a good one. But that’s not the only benefit you’ll see with an awning from Peterson Canvas & Awnings. Here’s what you can expect:

A unique impression

With a wide range of options to choose from, a commercial awning can take your business to the next level and attract new customers. You can display your logo, signage, or any other related graphics related to stand out on the street. 

Create outdoor space

A commercial awning is also a great option for outdoor cafes and restaurants. It can offer your business a unique look and bring in customers looking for dining al fresco. You’ll be able to provide patron seating and tables without letting the weather negatively impact your business.

Save on energy bills

If you install a commercial awning, it could also help save some money on your next energy bill. Installing awnings will provide some shade for your customers, but it will also prevent the overhead sun from reaching your building. It can make the area much cooler so you won’t use the AC as much.

Peterson Canvas & Awnings specialize in a variety of retractable awnings. Reach out to one of our dedicated team members and we can help you find the best awning for your business today!

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? Walking through downtown Denver or Vale, CO, you’ll spot a number of restaurants with a crimson awning wrapped around or in front of the location. It’s not a mistake — red awnings are by far some of the most popular choices for restaurants.

Why? Well, there’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.

The color yellow can eventually be too bright and cause irritation for patrons dining under a restaurant awning. This is also why some fast-food restaurants incorporate yellow into their design and decor, to help maximize turnover. Meanwhile, the color green is often interpreted as being relaxing.

Red, however, draws attention on the street and, being the same color as a number of natural foods, stimulates the appetite, which is why the color has almost become the ubiquitous choice for restaurants and local eateries.

So while you might not expect it, there’s more thought going into that awning than you’d think. If you’re in need of a restaurant awning in Colorado, contact Peterson Canvas today!

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