4 Ways a Sunshade Will Benefit Your Florida Business

4 Ways a Sunshade Will Benefit Your Florida Business


Here are four reasons to consider getting a sunshade for your Florida business this year.

If you own a business in Florida, you know the value of a sunshade. Businesses everywhere, from tourist destinations to local hotspots, utilize canopies of all kinds to keep their customers cool during Florida’s hot summers. Sunshades are ubiquitous, but did you know that there is more to them than meets the eye? Shade is not all that canopies have to offer. Here are four reasons to consider getting a sunshade for your Florida business this year.

1. Keep Your Customers Cool and Dry with an Open Patio

Aluminum sunshades from Datum are perfect for Florida’s humid weather because they provide superior strength, durability, and protection while utilizing designs that allow for maximum airflow. An open patio design that is covered by a Datum canopy allows your customers to be shaded and protected from rain while also being cooled by the breeze.

2. Attract Patrons With a Distinctive Sunshade

Is your storefront missing something? Give your business that “it” factor with a custom canopy. We offer aluminum canopies in a wide variety of colors and styles to fit the look of your building. Our clients can also incorporate shade fabrics into their awnings for added customization. You can integrate your logo or company colors into your sunshade design to maximize your branding potential and get your business out there. With Datum’s custom metal fabrication, the possibilities are endless!

3. Create More Space

Another benefit of installing a sunshade is that it can transform your outdoor spaces into floorspace for your business. Whether you have a restaurant, hotel, or retail location, you can extend the reach and square footage of usable space in your building. Turn unbearably sunny sidewalks into places where passersby can enjoy your retail displays, or change a ridiculously hot blacktop into a sheltered loading zone or seating area.

4. Lower Your Cooling Bills

The perks of installing a sunshade do not end with aesthetics. Awnings can actually keep the inside of your business cooler in the summer, especially in a warm place like Florida.  Usually, sunlight hits your storefront, enters through the windows, and heats the space. The glass traps the heat inside, raising your cooling bills. Sunshades block the sun from entering your windows in the first place, keeping your store cool and keeping your money in your wallet.


Datum Wholesale Shade Structures are fully welded for superior construction and shipped pre-assembled for fast and simple installation. At Datum, we save time and cost on projects of all types and sizes. We serve businesses nationwide, including clients in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, and more. At Datum, you’re in business immediately with the No. 1 manufacturer and wholesale supplier of commercial shade structures in the USA. Please give us a call at 954-541-9745. You can also follow Datum on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter!

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