Why Awnings Are Ideal for Homes and Businesses

For many Americans, the weather plays a major role in their everyday lives. Think about it—what do you do when it’s pouring rain outside? You run for cover. And when the sun is beating down on you and it’s so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk? You head for the nearest shady spot, such as under an awning.


Made of canvas or vinyl, awnings serve several purposes. For a business, their name and a graphic or two can be boldly placed on an awning to identify the place to passersby. An awning functions as a calling card. It can be illuminated to help advertise the business after dark. On a particularly rainy day or night, people will huddle under an awning to get out of the rain.


Awnings can also help lessen air conditioning bills. If sun shines into a particular window facing west, for instance, the heat from the sun can cause an air conditioner to work overtime. Awnings will reduce the light being let inside, and therefore cut cooling costs. In addition, have you ever had floors or furniture fade? Did you ever notice a part of a living room carpet that’s lighter than the rest because sunlight hits it daily? Consider putting an awning over certain windows to prevent household or office items from fading and discoloration.


InteriorTech Sign Company of Philadelphia creates durable, weatherproof awnings in a variety of colors and styles. The company’s work can be seen in-person at many shops around the Greater Philadelphia area. If you’re looking for a custom awning, don’t hesitate to contact InteriorTech at 215-468-7770 to discuss options.



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