Let me show you how commercial metal awnings for doors can enhance the entrance to your business.
A portico is the entrance of a building , a type of colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch. The idea of a portico was widely used in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including our own here in America. A front door portico is the highlight that makes for an impressive entrance, preparing the visitor for whatever is inside that entryway. It also offers shelter for you or guests when you’re coming inside from the rain. There are many style of porticos, and they usually include columns, benches, plants, and many other decorations.
The most common portico is the one used since Ancient Greece; a roof and large columns akin to their European ancestry. There are countless types. Some have two to six columns that seem to make mini porches. Others are made of stones that compliment the building’s design. An enclosed portico does not have the sides or front exposed to the air. But they are a type of small room that allows persons to await entry into the building. These are rather expensive to built, since much construction materials and architecture will be needed.
Awnings for commercial buildings
But I want to invite you to look into a simple metal awning above the front door of your business. A type of mini roof just above your front door. This too is a type of portico, that allows for protection from the elements before entry and is a much cheaper option.
With today’s modern designs, it would be important to choose the right style and size for your application, but an entrance awning would definitely serve the same purpose as a portico. At a fraction of the cost of a portico. So to improve the outdoor aesthetic of your business, or as a place to escape the rain while visitors prepare to come inside, consider adding a metal entrance awning.
It’s a beautiful, yet inexpensive way of saying welcome to your visitors.