Three Ways Awnings Can Create an Aesthetically Pleasing Storefront

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jul 25

Awnings have many benefits to businesses that are often overlooked. By creating a custom awning, you could have an aesthetically pleasing storefront that separates you from the competition. Places like Dean Custom Awnings have been helping businesses add characteristics and distinctions to their storefronts to help boost customers and clients. Here are three ways that an awning can help your business.

Draws Customers Regardless of Weather

Weather is always a good reason to have an awning. People tend to dislike the heat, rain, and snow, and having an awning can draw more people to your business as they pass by. In addition to providing shade and shelter, it can also remove glare from the sun or lights so that signs and products are easily seen from the window.

By having an awning, more potential customers and clients will be drawn to the awning regardless of weather conditions. Whether it is sunny, rainy, hot, or snowy, an awning provides shelter and relief to customers.

Distinction From the Competition

An awning provides personality to your storefront that the competition probably doesn’t have. By having a distinguishing feature such as an awning, you have opened yourself a niche that makes you more unique than other businesses. People will recognize your business by the awning.

This means that investing in a custom awning is way better than buying an existing one. Having that brand recognition with a one-of-a-kind awning can contribute to business and customer growth. Dean Custom Awnings prides ourselves with creating unique awnings based off our different selections of fabrics, styles, colors, and patterns. We can help you create something completely original to your business and brand.

Image Is Everything

An awning can create an extremely aesthetically pleasing storefront based on color combinations, material, and design. If you follow guidelines from places such as Dean Custom Awnings that will help you create a unique awning that will make your business distinct from the rest, you will draw a lot more customers.

Dean Custom Awnings also offers digital renderings to help along the way of designing your perfect awning. This will help you decide what awning best fits the brand image you are trying to create for potential customers and clients. If you are trying to decide what design may be best for you, browse through Dean Custom Awnings’ galleries that feature a wide variety.

For more information about Dean Custom Awnings and the different types of awnings we have to offer, contact us today!

How to Prepare Your Business for Spring

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15

This weekend, we finally leap into spring! Is your business prepared for the changing seasons? From seasonal sales to energy savings, there are a few things you can do to get your business ready for the warmer months: 

New Sign
Spring is the time of year when new products are introduced and season specials occur. Attract more customers by creating a new and enticing sign to promote your new products and your sales. Remember: visuals are significantly more effective than text, so if you’re going to use text, do so wisely without giving away too much. 

Window Tinting
The sun will soon be shining bright. Wouldn’t it be smart to invest in window tinting? Not only will it block out a glare for your customers, but it will also conceal what’s inside your business, creating a bigger mystery and attracting more potential customers. 

Whether you own a restaurant or a retail store, there are many benefits to investing in an outdoor awning for your business. Did you know that awnings can protect your customers from April showers as well as reduce indoor temperatures by 8 to 15 degrees?  Regardless of the type of business you manage, creating a customized awning is essential to your business for the warmer months (and all year round). 

If you’re in the market for a customized commercial awning, turn to Dean Custom Awnings! We can help you create a custom awning, tailored to fit your spring and summertime needs, and show you digital renderings to make sure you are nothing short of satisfied. For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.    

Why Restaurants Need Awnings

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feb 24

Awnings are an amazing addition to include on many homes, but they also work wonders for businesses. Of any business, restaurants can gain the most from having an awning. Here’s how:

Expand the Space

Adding an awning will let you add tables outside of the restaurant, which translates to an increase in the occupancy level. Being able to serve more people at one time will increase the total amount of revenue. This is especially useful during the spring, summer, and early fall months. There are many people that prefer to sit outside when the weather permits.

Keep the Sun Out

For those customers enjoying their lunch outside, the sun can ruin their meal. Whether it’s the glare or sweltering heat, an awning can protect you from both. It will allow for a cooler temperature to sit in and for customers to eat without squinting.

Protect Customers & Business

Customers who prefer to eat outside can do so without worrying about the weather changing. If it starts to rain, there is no reason to move inside because you are protected from the elements. Awnings will additionally keep the sidewalk, that’s closest to the business, relatively dry. This will come in handy when it rains or snows and the temperature drops below freezing. Icy sidewalks can spell trouble for a business.

Define Location

Installing an awning at the front of your restaurant can help define your restaurant’s visual identity. An awning that complements the overall look of your business will make it more noticeable and heighten its curb appeal. Your restaurant will be noticed more as people drive by because awnings and lighting are commonly associated with restaurants.

With all of these advantages, it’s a mystery why all restaurants don’t have an awning at the front of the building. When you decide that it’s time to install a new awning, or replace an old one, contact Dean Custom Awnings. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (845) 425-1193.

Awnings Can Help Your Small Business

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Dec 01

Among the many decisions you must make when launching a new business, you will have to decide on the desired appearance of your storefront. The color and shape of your building, as well as your signage are all critical to the success of your business. But one of the aesthetic features is commonly overlooked more often than not is the awning.

Creating a custom awning for your business has many functions and advantages. For example, they can provide weather protection and additional color to your storefront, which in turn can attract more customers. When choosing a customized awning for your small business, consider the following elements:  .

Color and style - There are more awning options than you might realize. From different fabrics and colors, and even types of awnings, it’s important to carefully consider which will look best against your storefront. Bonus tip: consider what brand colors you’re advertising and choose accordingly.

Awning functionality - Not only do custom awnings provide aesthetic needs for your small business, but they also provide a number of functions. For example, awnings can protect your customers and entryway from rain, snow, and extremely sunny conditions. So think about the size you will need and how often people might be standing outside.

Advertise business - When articulated creatively, custom awnings can additionally be a source of advertising for your small business. Let’s say you don’t have much room in your budget for other marketing strategies - create an affordable, yet creative awning that will attract customers who walk or drive by. Your goal is to have heads turn, and that’s exactly what an awning can do for you!

At Dean Custom Awnings, we know the importance of awnings for businesses, no matter how big or small. If you’re getting ready to launch a business and are in the market for a customized awning, look no further than our experts! Visit our commercial awnings photo gallery for inspiration and give us a call at (845) 425-1193 for more information on our services. 

How to Pick the Perfect Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Monday, November 16, 2015

Nov 16

If you’re going to make investments for your business, you’ll want to consider an awning. Awnings contribute to the overall appearance and function of your storefront and can add value. There are a many factors to consider when picking the perfect awning. Do you have questions regarding which one to choose? We’ve got your answers:

What is the purpose of an awning?

The style awning you choose will largely affect your brand. Do you wish to provide shade and comfort for your customers, or do you prefer one that compliments your brand? When you know why you want to create a custom awning, you’re one step closer to choosing the right option.  

What kind of style do I want?

Your awning will be a key highlight to your store’s aesthetics, so decide whether you want it to be distinct or subtle, colorful or simple. Choosing an awning that complements your company’s style and message is a good place to start. Then, consider your surroundings and what other businesses are doing in your community.

Are there local restrictions?

Some areas have restrictions and building codes that you must accommodate. So before you make any selections, check with your local zoning restrictions to learn what you can and cannot do in regards to a new awning design.  

 How much should I spend?

The cost of awnings varies depending on size, shape, and fabric. That being said, it’s best to set a budget and stick to it. Some awning design companies will work with you to make sure you are happy with the product whiles staying under your budget. To learn more about how you can customize a quality awning within budget, click here.

What size should I choose?

Consider the size of your storefront. You might not want a large awning if your building is on the smaller size, and vise versa. To choose the perfect awning, take measurements and think about which size will best compliment your building’s exteriors from every angle.  

A custom awning is an aesthetic addition for any business, no matter how big or small. At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer superior awning services that are custom-tailored to your needs, and we would love to help you with your next project! For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

Awning Design Ideas for Business Owners

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28

When it comes to business, the look and purpose of your awning says a lot about the message you’re sending to your customers. A great awning is not only decorative but it’s functional as well. So if you’re just jumping into the design process, here are a few ideas to consider for your business’ awning:

Logo. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which couldn’t be any more true when it comes to business. Logos are one of the best ways to market your business because in a sense they represent your company’s name. In fact, any visuals you use for branding can help boost brand identity and sales. 

Slogan. Aside from the basic information, why not add a slogan? After all, your slogan does help people to remember what your business is all about. This catch phrase of yours is a smart addition to your awning design because it's what makes you stand apart from the competition, offering your business more potential success. 

Contact Info. Provide all the text needed to advertise your business - the name of your company, the phone number, the hours of operation. Do you also plan on highlighting specific personnel in your business? Lay it all out for your customers to see at first glance, that way your brand image will be clear.

Are you ready to get started on a new awning for your business? If so, please contact Dean Custom Awnings to schedule your appointment. We will meet with you and discuss your design ideas, no matter how big or small they are! And once that’s completed, we will bring your awning to life! For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

How to Choose the Perfect Color Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct 20

Picking the perfect color for any home or business design element can be stressful. When it comes to a personalized awning, the color that you choose directly impacts the look of your home or business, so it’s important to select wisely. Luckily, there’s a lot of leeway with color, but asking yourself these three questions can help you make an informative decision:

1. What is the purpose of your awning?

Is this awning for your business or home? Commercial awnings are fairly different than residential awnings. An awning designed specifically for branding is designed with the intention of advertising a business and keeping customers protected. On the other hand, an awning created for the home is intended to help lower energy bills and provide safety from sun, rain, and other unexpected weather conditions.

2. What emotion do you want to convey?

Colors are an important part of the awning creation process, especially when it comes to branding because they directly affect your customers. Choosing the right color for your awning is one of the most essential parts of making your business successful, as not every color is the same. Below are a few colors to consider for your business and how they attract consumers.

  • Red - The color of excitement
  • Blue - A calming and cool color that represents trust
  • Yellow - A fun and confident color that often evokes hyper-specific emotions
  • Green - Used for a calming effect or an eco-friendly idea

3. What color are your exteriors?

Take a look at your building’s exterior. What color is it? When choosing a color for your awning, you want to compliment what you’re already working with. For example, if your building is white, you might want to choose a shade other than white, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.

Are you ready for a customized awning fit for your home or business? At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer many styles and colors to help you create the perfect awning. We proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and will help you through every step of the awning creation process! For more information, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193. 

Why You Need a Commercial Awning

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Oct 14

When it comes to business, commercial awnings serve several purposes and are a key element to success. This is true for clothing stores, restaurants, and everything in between. If you're looking for a way to optimize your business, here are three reasons why commercial awnings are a smart option:


 1. Market your business - If you’re looking for a way to market your business, then consider a custom-made awning. Typically, awnings are the first thing you see when you walk or drive up to a store. And when executed properly, customers will be so drawn to your storefront that your clientele will begin to grow. 

2. Highlight your storefront architecture - Commercial awnings are an effective tool for drawing in new customers, especially when they’re customized. By taking a custom design and bringing it to life, you can significantly enhance the overall look of your storefront and send a clear message to your buyers. At Dean Custom Awnings, we will help you design the best custom awning for your unique business.  

3. Safety and protection - Not only do awnings affect the visual appeal of your storefront, but they also provide weather protection for your customers. Depending on the size and shape you choose, you can help your customers to stay safe upon entering and exiting the building, which tells them that you care.

 Need a new custom commercial awning for your business? At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awning styles and shapes from which to choose. We also offer drawings and digital photographic depictions to help you visualize what a custom awning will do for your business! For more information on our services, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.

Dean Custom Awnings: Our Services

// posted by Vic Santiago on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sep 23

Regardless of what your home, storefront, or office building looks like, making it practical and personal is important. Whether you need protection from extreme weather conditions or want to add a personal touch, custom awnings are a great solution. At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awnings that are tailored to your needs. Below are just a few of the types of awnings we offer:

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Commercial – First impressions say a lot about your business. In a way, the look of your office or storefront is a direct reflection of your business – it tells customers who you are and what your message is. Our commercial awnings will help you take your business to the next level with a large selection of shapes, colors, sizes, and high-end fabrics.

Residential – Don’t let hot sun and passing showers shy you away from relaxing on your deck or patio. Instead, call Dean Custom Awnings for your personalized residential awning. We will visit your home to meet with you to discuss your designs and bring them to life, no matter how big or small the idea!

Retractable Awnings – Short on space but still want an awning? Our retractable awnings are the perfect solution. we offer only state of the art designs that are both durable and functional. Click here to view all of our options.

We design all of these options and more!

With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region and will travel right to your front door. To learn more about how Dean Custom Awnings can help you design the perfect solution for your home or business, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.



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