• How a Commercial Awning Can Help Your Business

    Commercial Spear Style Awning

    Awnings come in a variety of shapes and sizes and provide protection from shade and rain, but did you know that they can also be used to help your business? Below, find out how commercial awnings can add that certain je ne sais quoi to your business.

    Provide Protection for Your Customers
    Awnings are a great way to provide shelter from the sun or rain for your customers. Whether they are being ushered into your establishment or are gathering near your doorway for post-dinner conversation, awnings provide a designated space for your clientele to congregate. A crowd of customers outside of your establishment can help generate business by attracting more patrons who are curious to explore what your business has to offer.

    Enhance Your Business’s Character
    If your business is housed in a mundane or nondescript building and you are looking to add a pop of personality to it, an awning may be just the right touch. With a variety of shapes ranging from gently sloped arches to tall, conical structures, a commercial awning can be designed to complement business’s personality. You can also enhance the branding of your business by incorporating your company’s name, logo, and color scheme into the design of your awning.   

    Protect Your Doors and Windows
    Awnings also serve to protect your establishment’s doors and windows from sun damage. By providing shade and blocking the sun from direct contact with doors and windows, awnings prevent premature aging of your building’s entry and exit points.

    If you are interested in a custom-built, handcrafted commercial awning for your business, contact Moran Canvas Products at (888) 904-8665. We are a San Diego area family-owned and operated business providing superior quality awnings and other outdoor canvas products in southern California. Call or visit our website today to learn more about how we can help design a custom product for your home or business.

  • Designing a Great Commercial Awning


    A great commercial awning is functional and appealing, providing consistent shelter from the elements while continually attracting customers to your business. To maximize all the potential benefits of your commercial awning, consider both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

    Because awnings come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns, it’s important to first identify the purpose of your awning. If you are looking for a large, eye-catching structure to shade customers while they enjoy a meal on the patio or to usher patrons into your establishment, then consider a wide, arched awning in a bold color or pattern that is easy to identify, like red and white stripes. For businesses aiming to increase their branding, consider a more uniquely shaped awning, such as a conical awning or one with a scalloped border featuring the name, logo, and address of the business.

    To consult with a professional about your commercial awning needs, call Moran Canvas Products at (888) 904-8665. Serving the San Diego area since 1988, we are a family-owned and operated business specializing in custom, handcrafted outdoor products, from awnings to tents to retractable solar screens.

  • Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

    Saving energy and reducing your bills can be as simple as making a few small changes in your home. Go green and reduce your energy costs by following these energy-saving tips.

    When cooking, use kitchen appliances that require less energy, like a slow cooker. Use nonelectric tools, such as knives and hand mixers, in place of those that require power. Food that has been thoroughly thawed will cook faster, saving you time and cutting energy costs. Place an awning over your kitchen window to create shade and block direct sunlight, preventing unwanted heat gain and creating a cooler kitchen environment. For more energy-saving tips for your home, watch this video.

    To save on your energy bill, install an awning at your home. Call Moran Canvas Products at (888) 904-8665 to find out more about our custom canvas products and residential awnings . We have been providing handcrafted canvas products for San Diego area customers for over two decades.