Custom Commercial Awnings

Awnings create a more inviting atmosphere for your business.

They shield customers from the beating sun and rain, protect your goods against UV damage, and make your business stand out.

They can feature your logo, company colors, and any message you want to convey. So why settle for generic awnings when you can have custom awnings that truly represent your brand?

Gray lighted awnings outside a hotel.

Benefits of Commercial Awnings

  1. Sun Protection: Awnings block heat and harmful UV rays. This is critical for businesses with outdoor seating areas, storefronts with large windows, or entrances where customers wait.
  2. Rain Protection: Awnings offer shelter from rain and inclement weather. Customers can enter and exit your business without getting wet, which improves the customer experience.
  3. Energy Savings: Awnings reduce direct sunlight entering your business, lowering cooling costs during summer.
  4. Enhanced Curb Appeal: A well-designed commercial awning can boost your business’s curb appeal and create an eye-catching storefront.
  5. Branding and Signage: Awnings with your logo, name, and graphics serve as signage, increasing visibility and helping customers identify and remember your business.
  6. Outdoor Seating: Many restaurants, cafes, and bars use awnings to provide an al fresco dining experience.
  7. Increased Usable Space: Awnings can cover outdoor merchandise displays, sales areas, or waiting zones, making the most of the available square footage.
A commercial building with blue awnings.

Which Type of Awning Do You Need?

Commercial Fixed Awnings (Stationary Awnings)

Fixed awnings are attached to a building or structure. They can’t be retracted or folded.

  • Door awnings are installed over the main entrance of a business to shelter customers entering or exiting the building. They’re commonly used by:
    • Retail stores
    • Restaurants
    • Hotels
    • Office buildings
    • Banks
  • Window awnings block direct sunlight and reduce indoor heat gain. They’re often used by:
    • Retail shops
    • Boutiques
    • Cafes
    • Bakeries
    • Art galleries
  • Walkway awnings create covered walkways or outdoor corridors between buildings or sections of a business. You’ll find these in:
    • Shopping malls
    • Healthcare facilities
    • Educational institutions
    • Industrial complexes
  • Patio or deck awnings cover outdoor seating areas in:
    • Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Coffee shops
    • Breweries
    • Wineries
    • Resorts
  • Storefront awnings enhance a storefront’s visual appeal and provide weather protection for displays and merchandise. They’re favored by:
    • Boutiques
    • Antique shops
    • Bookstores
    • Flower shops
  • Drive-thru awnings are popular with fast-food restaurants and drive-thru businesses to keep customers shaded and dry while they order.
A commercial building with red awnings.

Commercial Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings offer flexible shade options.

Like fixed awnings, they also contribute to a business’s overall aesthetics and visibility.

  • Manual retractable awnings operate by hand crank or a pull rod. They’re budget-friendly and suitable for smaller awnings.
  • Motorized retractable awnings extend or retract with the push of a button or a remote control. They often have additional features like wind sensors for automatic retraction during strong winds.

Who Uses Retractable Awnings?

  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Bars and breweries
  • Retail stores
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Event venues
  • Car dealerships
  • Spas and wellness centers
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Commercial offices
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Educational institutions.
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
An orange and black striped retractable awning.

Commercial Dome Awnings

Dome awnings are a fixed type with a curved, semi-circular, or domed shape. They’re highly effective for branding and signage, especially when they feature bold colors and unique designs.

Dome awnings are usually installed over entrances, windows, and storefronts.

Entryway awnings are popular with:

  • Hotels
  • Salons
  • Pharmacies
  • Boutiques

Window awnings are a familiar sight on:

  • Retail stores
  • Coffee shops
  • Bars and pubs

Storefront awnings are used by:

  • Bookstores
  • Clothing stores
  • Car dealerships
  • Banks
  • Medical offices
A dome awning on the side of a building.

Next Steps

Please visit our Los Angeles showroom to view our working models, discuss the awnings installed throughout metro LA, and determine which options make the most sense for you.

No time to visit us? Our experienced technicians can come to you with photos, fabric samples, and the measuring equipment they need to provide a free estimate.

Why Choose Aero Shade?

  • We specialize in window treatments and can deliver the best possible results for your home or office.
  • We've been in business since 1947.
  • We're family-owned and 100% committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Our window treatments for luxury homes have been featured in lifestyle and design magazines.
  • We've installed blinds and shades for USC, UCLA, the Long Beach and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, and several Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Our prices are reasonable. All estimates are free.
  • We're an authorized dealer of the high-quality Hunter Douglas and Lutron brands.
  • Our customer relationship continues after the installation. If you ever have a problem with an Aero Shade window treatment, we'll do our best to fix it.