What is an Awning Used for?

Commercial awnings are used by businesses and organisations to give shade and create a better ambience for people using the building – usually customers. They are a practical solution to expanding the space and giving more seating, being used as almost a kind of canopy extension. They might be used on blocks of flats or shared spaces for residents to make use of the outdoor space more. They might also be used by homeowners for providing shade over a patio area and creating a more pleasant environment as a result.

You can create more versatility with an awning like a retractable awning, as this will allow you to fold it away when it’s not in use, enjoying the sunny weather when you can. With a retractable awning, you can attach it onto the side of either a commercial or residential building for support, where it will look attractive and prove a practical addition as well.