What Are The Best Awnings For My Restaurant?
Now that you understand the main benefits of awnings. It’s now time to determine what Awnings are best for your restaurant. Awnings is a loose term and can mean several different exterior shading products. In our case, Vesits makes aluminum canopies, Louvered Sunshades, and Fabric Awnings. People loosely call any external shading product an “Awning,” but that could mean several different shading products they are referring to. Our exterior shading products all serve other purposes, so it’s important to understand what type of exterior shading product fits your needs.
Types of Awnings
Fabric Awnings For Restaurants
The most typical Awning found in restaurants is the traditional fabric awning. These are generally what most people are familiar with and referring to when they say “Awning.” Fabric awnings are extremely popular because of their lower price point and custom colors. The downside is that they are fabric, so they show wear and tear quicker than an aluminum canopy.
Fabric Awnings are generally used for front door walkways and side-window coverage.
Franchise Restaurant Awnings. | Image: Vestis Systems
Canopies For Restaurants
Canopies have gained major popularity in the last decade because of their modern aesthetics and durability. Vestis Systems canopies never rust, are extremely weatherproof, have custom options like logos and interior lighting. Sometimes people will call canopies “metal awnings” when they are actually referencing aluminum canopies. The benefits of aluminum canopies generally outweigh the fabric awnings for restaurants, most modern-day remodels or new construction restaurants choose aluminum canopies for their exterior shading products.
Aluminum Canopies are very versatile. They can be used for the front door and entryway cover, side window coverage, patio, and outdoor dining. Vestis also has additional add-ons like security cameras, custom branding, and interior LED lighting.
Aluminum Canopy Also Known As Metal Awnings For Restaurants. | Image: Vestis Systems
Sunshades For Restaurants
Sunshades are the most unique and have become very popular over the last few years. Louvered Sunshades provide shading in the summer months and sunlight in the winter months. How do they do that you ask? Well, they have louvers that are at exactly the right angle to follow the solar altitude. So unlike awnings or canopies that permanently provide shade, louvered sunshades provide shading when needed and sunlight when wanted. This helps with heating and cooling costs for any restaurant and depending on your local city and state codes, sunshades might be the way to go.
Any restaurant windows that need shading in the summer months and sunlight in the winter months. City or State codes that are wanting sustainability or eco-friendly energy.
Louvered Sunshades For Restaurants | Image: Vestis Systems