4 Mistakes to Avoid When Adding an Awning to Your Florida Business
An awning is an excellent addition to your business with countless benefits, from protection from inclement weather to increasing aesthetics and increasing your customer base. Buying an awning for your business can be challenging due to the available designs, shapes, sizes, and colors. How do you narrow down your options? Here are some mistakes to avoid when purchasing an awning, so you make the right choice.
Not Measuring First
You may believe that since you are familiar with the size of your building, you can approximate the awning size correctly. However, such estimation may be incorrect and result in the wrong size awning. A small awning will not cover the required area adequately, while an oversized one may sag, and you waste materials. While most doors and windows are similar sizes, patios and decks have unique sizes and designs. Prevent this mistake by measuring the area you need an awning to cover. Take the height and width into account so you purchase the correct sized awning. If you need extra help, contact an awning expert to take the measurements for the best results.
Choosing the Wrong Awning Type
Commercial awnings are available in different types, designs, and fabrics. There are also fixed and retractable awnings. The best type of awning depends on your unique needs, available space, and local weather. For example, if your area experiences inclement weather, a retractable awning may be better since you can pull it back to prevent weather damage. On the other hand, a fixed awning can be perfect for windows and entryways. It is also essential to opt for a quality, durable, and easy to maintain awning that withstands distinct weather conditions. You should choose a design that complements your business’s style and enhances its appearance.
Going for the Cheapest Option
Another common mistake people make when installing the awnings is focusing more on prices instead of value. Many people go for the cheapest type of awning, believing that they will serve the same purpose. On the contrary, some more inexpensive awnings have more maintenance costs, forcing you to pay more money in the long run.
Installing an awning may seem like an easy DIY task, it is not always the best option. You don’t want to risk anyone’s safety due to a poorly installed awning. Awnings weigh hundreds of pounds, and the last thing you want is it collapsing on your guests as they visit your business. Therefore, it is beneficial to contact an awning professional to install the awning and advise on your property’s best size and design.
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