The awning and canopy market looks different in different parts of the country. In some places, it’s seen as an obscure niche market, but in the five boroughs, it’s pretty prominent, at least according to who you ask. Property owners who come to the market looking for solutions are usually familiar with the big names.
The makeup of Manhattan and surrounding areas means that awnings and canopies are common parts of building additions. There are several reasons why property owners want these attractive installations in place at the front door or elsewhere on the property.
NY Awnings and Canopies: Aesthetic Benefits
First of all, awnings and canopies add an air of grandeur to a building. For example, think about some popular color schemes, like peppermint stick red and white design or a cool green and white visor type design that can grab the eye at the front of the property. Then there are also more modernistic styles, like a circular shade awning or something that looks more futuristic.
Even the box canopies put in place as a sort of vestibule can have a really good look for a property and accentuate the idea that it’s being well-kept and offering more to visitors.
Protection from Inclement Weather
Why have an enclosed canopy at the front of the building?
One of the biggest reasons is that when a New York storm starts whipping at your heels, that enclosed vestibule is a place you can go to to get out of the wind and rain. In other words, it concerns the reality on New York streets for pedestrians and people coming from cabs or subway stations. Unlike in other areas of the country, many people are walking into a building from at least a block away.
Awnings, Canopies, and Security
In a way, these canopies have a security component, too.
Many buildings have front-door staff who monitor traffic into and out of the building. There might also be individuals loitering around the front of a building that might otherwise crowd a doorway.
So the canopies really play a functional role.
Now that we’ve discussed those three key uses for awnings and canopies, let’s talk about our catalog of nice-looking modern awning and canopy options for properties.
We have the multipart canopy that helps complement a walkway or the other styles we mentioned above. Look in the gallery and think about what works for your building.
Work with a company that’s well-known around the Big Apple. We are one of the best New York, New York awning and canopy firms with the technical know-how and range of skills to put together your property installation well!