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From concept to completion, when it comes to commercial awnings, or general awnings for business, Marygrove is the awning company that does it all. Our team of sales professionals, designers, fabricators, and installation crew have you covered. Together, we can design the best and most cost-effective way to enhance your business. Our process is efficient, timely, and has real-life reviews from hundreds of businesses thought-out the greater Detroit area. Complete the form below to see how the Marygrove team can bring your ideas to life.

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Commercial Awnings For All Industries

We do commercial business in and near Detroit, Michigan, and its surrounding areas as well as northeast Ohio. Although a lot can be learned about commercial awnings on our website, make sure to come in and visit our showroom in person. Our photos give you an idea of the quality of our commercial awnings, but seeing some of our commercial awning products in person will give you the complete Marygrove experience. Plus, we’d love to talk to you and see how we can help you as you consider adding a commercial awning onto your business location(s). 

Marygrove provides truly incomparable services when it comes to commercial retractable awnings. With speedy delivery and expert contractors who have extensive installation experience, we help enhance the style of your business while delivering the professional service you deserve.

No matter the time of year, we are at your service. As a manufacturer of top-quality commercial retractable awnings, we can decorate your businesses and patios with style. We carry standard-size awnings, but can also create the perfect custom awnings for your business. You provide the dimensions, and we supply, deliver and install the final product. 

Still Have Questions About Buying A Commercial Awning?

Are you unsure what type of commercial awning to buy? Our experts can help guide you through the online purchasing process and offer ideas to make sure you get the best commercial awning for your business.

Marygrove Awnings offers a wide selection of awnings, both residential and commercial. Our motorized retractable awning systems are favored among homeowners, and our outdoor seating awnings are preferred by countless business owners. Ready to buy a commercial awning? Schedule a free consultation with one of our top-flight customer service representatives to help you discover your exact needs.

Commericial Awning Types

First impressions are key for continued business. Do you own a business-to-consumer business with a physical location? Installing commercial awnings can enhance your facility’s exterior, making it appear to be a more welcoming environment. Do you have a patio that could use some additional shade? Installing an awning can really help make your outdoor space more desirable for clients.

Let’s take a look in closer detail at the types of commercial awnings that Marygrove can create for you. You may find that the whole process is fun and exciting as you see your commercial awning plans materialize. 

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Outdoor Seating Awnings

Outdoor seating awnings are one of the best ways to expand your restaurant patio. An affordable option for business expansion, adding outdoor awnings can also increase your seasonal business as many people enjoy dining outside during late spring, through summer, and in early fall. Providing shade from the sun, awnings are a great way to get more people on your patio. Adding an outdoor seating awning from Marygrove will add value to your business and generate more patrons.

Louvered Roof Systems

Louvered roof systems can present a whole world of possibilities for a business’ outdoor seating areas. These systems’ louvers, or horizontally positioned slats, are angled to allow air and light to pass through while keeping out rain. Left unchanged, the louvered roof will provide shade when you want it, open it up and you have sun streaming onto your patio.

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Commercial Awnings FAQS

First impressions are key for continued business. Do you own a B2C business with a physical location? Installing commercial awnings can enhance the exterior, making it a more welcoming environment.

Commercial awnings are popular with companies in many industries. Awnings are common at car dealerships, fine dining and fast food restaurants, bars, hotels and inns, jewelry stores, and storefronts of other quaint retail shops.

Commercial Awnings Can Improve Visibility

A commercial awning can help your business stick out and become more visible to the public. An eye-catching commercial awning from Marygrove will also make your store become more eye-catching for would-be customers. If you have a known store color or perhaps if you have multiple store locations, people will be able to pick out your brand by the color and type of awning you have. 

A Commercial Awning Can Increase Your Usable Space

Restaurants have been using commercial awnings for many years. A commercial awning at a restaurant provides shade and increases the outdoor space where customers can dine. There are always people who want to eat outside in the fresh air. A Marygrove commercial awning will help keep people comfortable on your patio and out of the elements. In addition to restaurants, an awning can also be used for just about any type of store.

A clothing store could display products outside its building without having to bring them all in if rain were to come down. A commercial awning is great to have for sidewalk sales, too. An awning allows customers to shop longer without being baked by the hot summer sun. A commercial awning provides protection for products and customers while increasing your usable space.

A Commercial Awning Can Protect Indoor Products, Too

The sun’s powerful UV rays can have a harmful effect on products kept in store windows. That is true unless you have a commercial awning to keep the sunlight from directly beaming in. A storefront commercial awning could save you money in the long run by protecting your valuable merchandise.

Not only is merchandise affected by the sun but furniture, walls, and flooring can also take an irreversible beating. A commercial awning also can also keep snow and rainwater from being tracked into your store.

A Business With a Commercial Awning Looks Attractive

People like businesses to look professional, clean, and attractive. All three of these components can be achieved by adding a commercial awning to your business.

First impressions are powerful. A commercial awning may be the first time a customer or client notices your business. Let’s take a look at how to make the best first impression by choosing a Marygrove commercial awning that meets your needs and causes you to stand out from the crowd.

Consider What Type of Material You’d Like for Your Commercial Awning

At Marygrove, we will show you all the material options for your commercial awning. We’ll go over the pros and cons with you and the price differences. There is a wide variety of commercial awning materials, ranging from fabrics to metal. The choice is ultimately yours as we guide you through finding that perfect choice. 

Do You Want a Stationary or Retractable Commercial Awning?

There are pros and cons to stationary and retractable awnings. You may already know which type of commercial awning you’d like. But if you don’t, we will help you make the decision on which type will best fit your needs. We’ll go over the advantages and disadvantages of both types so that you can make the most informed decision on a solution that will fit your needs and your liking.

Make Sure to Follow All Building Codes

Before making a commercial awning purchase, it would be wise to make sure that the size of your potential awning does not violate any city, township, or business district codes. These are the little things that can take the joy out of purchasing a commercial awning if you don’t follow the correct steps in order. The first step is to determine whether having an awning may mean that your business is in violation of any codes before you go any further.

Usually, most businesses will have “normal” commercial awning restrictions that just make sense. Of course, you won’t want an awning hanging over a street. You shouldn’t have a commercial awning that blocks a neighboring business’ storefront. This just seems like common courtesy and common sense, but most codes have been set up because, sometime in history, someone tried to do something that caused issues with neighboring businesses.

Final Thoughts on Commercial Awnings

Purchasing a stylish commercial awning can accentuate your business in many positive ways. A commercial awning not only looks professional but can shield your products inside and outside from the weather. Let’s not forget that an awning can cover your customers from the outside elements. A commercial awning can provide guests with shade and protection from rain and snow. The real question to ask yourself is: What is not to love about a commercial awning?

Rules and regulations for awning installation and use vary from area to area. Check your local township or county requirements before installing an awning on the outside of your building. Also be sure to check with the building manager if you rent your business space. He or she may have more information on obtaining a permit or may even get one for you.

Many factors should be considered when choosing whether to buy a metal or canvas awning for your business. For example, what is the purpose of your commercial awning? Are you looking to create an outdoor room or just cover extra space with shade? Aluminum awnings are ideal for outdoor rooms, whereas canvas awnings are more decorative and perfect for additional shade.

Location also plays a large role in determining the type of awning to buy for your business. Do you run a restaurant with outdoor seating that faces west? You’ll want some way to shade your guests in the late afternoon so the sun doesn’t interrupt their otherwise pleasant dining experience. You can also add roll screens around the outside of your awning to turn the outdoor space into an impromptu room if it gets too windy.

Canvas fabric awnings offer more variety. Custom commercial awnings made of canvas are available in various colors, patterns, and valance designs to match any style. However, if you require more shade rather than decoration, you may need to choose darker fabric color. A benefit to both types of awnings: your logo or custom design can be added to either cloth or aluminum.

An aluminum awning requires less maintenance and cleaning than a canvas awning. Rain rolls right off of angled aluminum awnings; whereas if not properly installed, water can pool on top of a fabric awning. It’s important to regularly clean canvas awnings so they don’t harbor mold or mildew. Weather conditions limit the life of canvas fabric awnings, so it’s not uncommon for them to last an average of five years.

Aluminum awnings can serve a more solid purpose. It’s easy to create a brand new outdoor room with an aluminum awning, as it often looks like an extension of your building rather than a cover over your entryway. Metal standing seam awnings are perfect for covering arenas, providing shelter for outdoor performers.

Commercial awnings work wonders over windows, doors, and any long walkway. A storefront with an awning is likely to draw more traffic and business than a store without that additional pop of personality.

Restaurants and hotels in large cities like New York City often add long dome awnings that extend outward from the main entrance to attract attention and cover their crowds. Bakeries and coffee shops with outdoor seating in the city often have smaller awnings along the exterior of their buildings.

If you run a restaurant with an outdoor seating area, it would be wrong not to have a canopy over at least part of the back deck or patio, especially if you run a beach front business. Marygrove’s outdoor seating awnings are ideal for meeting this need. Not all canopies have to be attached to a structure. A free standing awning over a section of patio seating is an excellent way to keep guests cool on those hot summer days and enhances the experience of evening dining. Line your commercial awning with LED lights to give a more relaxing feeling to customers enjoying date nights under your awning. Outdoor lighting is always a plus.

Heavy duty aluminum awnings are ideal for covering your loading dock to keep your products and stock guys safe from inclement weather.

Be sure to hire a professional to install any awnings you want to put up. DIY awning kits are not ideal, especially when using fixed awnings for commercial purposes. You may also risk voiding the warranty if you don’t take advantage of professional installation services offered by the manufacturer.

If you should need to repair a commercial awning, consult your owner’s manual to find the proper procedure for ordering replacement parts. Any parts used not from the manufacturer or doing the repairs yourself could void the awning warranty.

If you have a fabric commercial awning, it’s important to wash it regularly to ensure it stays free of mold and mildew. Rinse the surface lightly with water before washing. Use a light cleaner diluted with water when washing the awning so the mixture doesn’t bleach the fabric. An old rag, soft bristled brush, or soapy sponge is best for scrubbing the awning. Avoid abrasive sponges. Rinse thoroughly with light water pressure.

Aluminum awnings need less maintenance to preserve their lifespan. Although they can be cleaned the same way as fabric awnings, aluminum awnings don’t need to be cleaned as often.

Be sure to also rinse the patio or deck beneath and around the awning, too, so the solution doesn’t stain or leave soapy residue. And always use a ladder to get the hard to reach spots so you don’t strain your muscles. It’s also helpful to have someone spot you while on the ladder just to play it safe.

Marygrove provides incomparable services. With speedy delivery and expert contractors with extensive installation experience, we help enhance the style of your business while delivering the professional service you deserve.

No matter the time of year, we are at your service. As manufacturer of top quality awnings in standard and custom sizes, we can decorate your storefront with style. You provide the dimensions, we supply, deliver, and install the final product.

Material matters. Not sure what type of commercial awning to buy? Our experts can help guide you through the online purchasing process and offer ideas to make sure you get the best commercial awning for your business.

We do business in and near Detroit, Michigan and its surrounding areas as well as Ohio and Illinois. Get much more than pictures–visit our showrooms for the full Marygrove experience.

Marygrove Awnings® offers a wide selection of awnings, both residential and commercial. Our motorized retractable awning systems are favorited among homeowners, and our outdoor seating and storefront awnings are preferred by countless business owners. We even offer rolling shutters as protective covers keeping windows safe from high winds and stray debris, perfect for ticket booths. Ready to buy a commercial awning? Connect with one of our awesome customer service reps today!

Marygrove has experience dealing with all types of business, in any industry, big or small.  We do however have a full line of products specifically geared towards restaurants, golf courses, and manufacturing facilities.  Check out our individual pages on each niche or contact us to learn more. 

There are a few differences between awnings and canopies. One is the way they are installed. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, awnings are attached to a building while canopies are a freestanding structure. Canopies can be disassembled and taken inside but do little to protect against wind or an errant storm.