With the new year stretching out before of us, it’s time to look at ways to add value to your property. Outdoor areas are often the most under-utilized spaces, but by adding a retractable canopy, you can transform them into some of your most valued amenities.
Retractable canopies and awnings blend both form and function by making spaces more usable and more inviting at the same time. Here are just some of the ways retractable structures can improve a property’s outdoor spaces.
Restauranteurs know that well-designed outdoor patios can be their most valuable asset. A retractable canopy supports guests’ comfort regardless of the weather conditions outside. From blocking the hot sun to protecting guests from a passing rain shower, retractable canopies are some of the simplest ways of making a restaurant patio more convenient and profitable. For areas with more substantial weather concerns or that don’t want a retractable option, a fixed canopy structure or tension structures may be more appropriate.
Poolside Bars at Resorts
While private resort cabanas may line the pool area, a canopy design is incredibly functional for a larger space, such as the poolside bar. Especially valuable for poolside bars that remain open during the evening hours, the retractable feature gives guests the ability to sit in the shade during the day and under the stars at night.
Break Areas on Commercial Properties
When your property boasts outdoor spaces for your employees and clients, retractable canopies add comfort and practicality. Regardless of whether your patio is simply a picnic area or is adjacent to a lobby coffee shop or an in-house cafeteria, outdoor seating on commercial properties should be properly shaded. After all, these areas are most often used at the height of the midday sun.
Picnic Areas and Outdoor Lounges
From resort properties to retail centers and everything in between, outdoor seating areas are more valuable when they have the ability to be shaded. For properties that love the ambiance of open spaces but struggle with having lounge areas get too hot in the afternoon sun, retractable canopies offer the best of both worlds.
As communities embrace high-end amenities as a part of their sales strategy, the usability of the grounds becomes increasingly more important. A retractable canopy can be used to add value to a community’s outdoor grilling area, pool areas, or community patio space by being available when needed but out of view when they are not.
Explore Your Retractable Canopy Options
With the release of the year’s new budget, it’s the perfect time to explore the ways to add incredible value to your property. At Retractable Structures (a division of Eide Industries, Inc.), we specialize in designing, manufacturing, and engineering commercial retractable structures and awnings. With almost 80 years of extensive design, construction, metal fabrication, industrial sewing, and installation experience, we are proud to offer the highest quality custom and pre-engineered products possible made right here in the U.S.