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Updated by Meagan Hollman on Mar 11, 2013
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5 Signs That You Need an Awning for Your Business

There could be many reasons why your business is not bringing in customers and getting the revenue you’re hoping for. Maybe it’s the product you’re trying to sell. Maybe it’s your location. Or maybe it’s because you don’t have an awning. Here are 5 signs indicating that your Utah business needs an awning or two.

1

The front of your building looks like a painted brick wall.

The front of your building looks like a painted brick wall.

Probably because it is a painted brick wall. Add some panache to your Utah business by installing a dome or valance awning above your entrance. It looks great and attracts customers—which is the whole idea, right?

2

Your customers walk around squinting.

Your customers walk around squinting.

Too much sunshine is not only damaging to your skin, but also to your eyes. If the inside of your shop is too bright, install awnings above your entrance and windows. This also makes it easier to tell if your customers are actually unhappy about the price tag or simply trying to see it.

3

Your shop feels like an oven.

Your shop feels like an oven.

Solar radiation streaming through windows can heat up a building to boiling point, making you spend a fortune on monthly cooling costs. Awnings are big energy savers; they block solar radiation, keeping your Utah business feeling comfortable and inviting.

4

It rains frequently.

It rains frequently.

High quality awnings are waterproof, so they keep both your shop entrance and your customers dry long enough to pop open their umbrellas.

5

Customers keep mistaking your business front for the mortuary down the street.

Customers keep mistaking your business front for the mortuary down the street.

Make it clear that your business is not a mortuary by installing a bright awning with the name and logo of your business stamped right on it. Then maybe you’ll stop getting phone calls about funeral prices.