At Carolina Awning and Tent Company, we have been serving Rocky Mount, Greenville, Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas since 1925. As your local in-house fabricator of custom awnings, tarps, and signs, we can help make your storefront or home front dreams a reality. The good news is that we’re a one-stop-shop, which means we can create, install, and service our products for years down the road.

While we’re more than happy to design custom signage and awnings for your unique business, you may be considering designing a custom awning for your business on your own. A custom awning is an excellent way to both promote your business and upgrade your storefront as well. Not only is a custom awning aesthetically pleasing in front of your store, but it also protects your building as well.

Here are our favorite tips on how to create a custom awning for your business:

  1. Create a vision for your awning. What goals do you have for your awning? How do you envision it? What colors match your business’s personal style? Which fonts will best convey your business name and/or your slogan? Design ideas and color schemes are important during this phase, and it’s a good idea to brainstorm as much as you can. Run ideas by your business partners, your family and friends, and your loyal customers who you trust. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to custom awnings, so you should have the freedom to execute your vision.
  2. Work with a professional. We always recommend working with a professional to design and create your custom awning. Even if you end up choosing someone else, invest your time and money into a professional designer who can make your vision become a reality. At Carolina Awning and Tent Company, we will help you work out all the technical details of your awning. These details include the design (down to the font, size, and colors), the size of your awning, and what materials should be used.
  3. Invest in durable materials. Before you send off your custom order, think about what material or materials your awning should be made of. This may include aluminum, wood, or fabric materials. This choice is up to you and your personal preferences, but you should go with the most durable material that will last you the longest. Ask your awning professional which material you should use for the longevity of your awning.

There’s so much that goes into designing, creating, installing, and maintaining awnings, signs, and tarps. Whether these are for your business or for your personal use at home, we want to make all of your design ideas a reality. Or, if you’re starting from scratch and feeling overwhelmed with the possibilities, we’re happy to walk you through some options. Contact us today!