You have a business, but your front entry could use some upgrading. You want to attract more customers to your area, but people walk by your main doors because your business doesn't stand out. Adding awnings, which are durable canopy-style overhangs that provide cover for your main doors or windows, can make a huge improvement to your storefront.

Before you buy any awning, use this guide to help you know what to look for. Once you have researched the awning you want, you can go to an awning and sign specialist to customize your awning to fit your main entry's dimensions.


Do you want to have a single shade in your awning, or do you want to go with classic wide stripes to bring customers in? What colors do you want to use? Popular colors include red, yellow, white, blue, black, and green, but you can customize your business's awning based on any logo colors or designs you have for your store. Your awning specialist may even be able to customize a shade for your awning if you don't like what's in stock.

Keep in mind that while white is a great neutral color for an awning, you'll want to arrange to have the exterior cover cleaned periodically to keep the lighter color bright and inviting.


Do you want a straight-edged canopy for a contemporary, streamlined appeal? Or do you want a classic scallop-style canopy that adds charm and detail to your business's front entry? You can also choose to have simple rounded edges or other styles of your canopy, depending on your personal preference and what will work best for the image you want to portray to your customers.


You can have a logo or company slogan placed on a canopy. You can also leave your canopy plain. You may want to put a business name or company number on your store's canopy as well.

You also need to consider the type of font you want for your canopy's design. In general, large, blocked, and plain lettering will be easier for people passing by to see, but if you have a certain type of font you use for the rest of your business's marketing and advertising, you'll want to keep this in mind as well.

The right awning choice will add beauty and dimension to your business while offering protection for your main entry area. A company like Aubrey Sign Co will help you make the right selection for your needs.