Commercial Shade Solutions for Your Restaurant Patio

Published On: April 17, 2017|Categories: Awnings, Commercial Awnings|

There are numerous ways that you can extend your restaurant or patio space while protecting your patrons from the outside elements during the spring and summer season.

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Patio Covers

When it comes to sun or rain protection, there’s no doubt a restaurant patio cover can provide an excellent place for guests to sit when there’s no more indoor seating available. As the weather warms up and even in the winter in some milder climates, an outdoor patio can provide additional seating, increased revenue, and happier customers for a restaurant. Adding an Outdoor Patio Cover can be a great investment for a business because it can increase dining revenue by 30%.

Apart from the numerous pre-engineered shade structure and canopy designs, one of the main benefits of fabric shade structures is the variety of fabric and powder coat color options. This allows us a cost-effective opportunity to create a unique and attractive covered patio solution to tie-in and complement almost any existing color scheme. Secondly, the beauty of fabric is that it can be turned, twisted, and shaped into a unique architectural design which creates a landmark statement.

These shade structures are available in a variety of fabrics, including PVC, PTFE, and high-density polyethylene mesh. There are many fabric color options available, and most are pre-engineered for high winds and permanent outdoor use. Fabric shade structures will enhance and improve the look, architectural feel, and use of any outdoor restaurant space.

For not much more money than a typical awning, and assuming there is sufficient space available, a colorful attractive fabric shade structure at a restaurant entrance, walkway, or waiting area can add significant street visibility to an establishment.

Retractable Canopies

Provide a stylish and unique shade solution for your restaurant with a retractable canopy that allows for great dining both during the day and at night. These modular canopies ride on tracks and feature Sunbrella® commercial awning fabrics. Special, built-in wind release mechanism prevents damage.

Overhead canopy kits adapt to new or existing structures, or complete support structures are available in powder-coated aluminum or vinyl. No pitch is required with unsupported spans exceeding 20 feet and larger areas can be covered with additional support posts. Canopies are not only elegant; they provide style, comfort, safety and energy savings, too. They’re engineered to perfection to maximize space and comfort, day or night.


Awnings allow you to extend your usable outdoor space, help keep interiors cooler and retract fully into sleek cassettes when not needed. Awnings are crafted from the finest materials to last a lifetime and each offers an unmatched range of technically advanced fabrics and cassette colors. You can personalize your selection with drop-down valance, lighting, or wind sensors and each awning retracts fully into a stylish cassette for enhanced style and protection. Check out some Retractable Awnings here.

Free Standing Shade Systems

When you need the most flexibility for shade wherever and whenever needed, free standing shade systems are the perfect answer. They’re completely flexible, highly functional, safe and durable. Free-standing systems are ideal for restaurants and other hospitality venues to create profitable outdoor serving space.

Jans Awnings specializes in Awnings for residential or commercial use. Check out our previous work on Commercial Awnings and see what we can do for you.

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