If you’re interested in having a new awning installed to provide an inviting alfresco dining area on your premises or to create an outdoor living space for your family and friends, then you may wonder what the best time for implementing this improvement project. This article provides 4 really good reasons why winter is the best time for ordering a new awning for your hospitality establishment.
1. Reduced Interruptions and Downtime in Your Work
If you run a pub, restaurant or cafe, there’s always a decline in patrons during the winter months. This decline in patrons can be as much as 30 per cent. This can be attributed to the fact that during the winter season, customers are less likely to eat out, mostly due to spending time with family and preparing meals at the comfort and warmth of home. The customers who frequent your establishment often are usually forced to dine indoors.
The upside of this is that you can install an awning over your outdoor seating areas and undertake any other renovations on the exterior of your premises without interrupting customers or causing downtime.
The same goes for residential awning installation; where your family and friends are likely to remain indoors in winter or go on aholiday, allowing seamless awning installation with no annoying interruptions in the day-to-day activities in your home.
2. Contractor Availability
One of the biggest advantages to choosing to do your awning installation in winter is that you won’t have a lot of other customers to compete with for our time. In the early spring, most homeowners and businesses want to get awnings installed in advance of the summer, and it can be a bit difficult to hire the best installers of residential awnings or commercial awnings that can transform your outdoor area and attract customers.
Winter is usually the least busy time of the year when it comes to awning installations, and you may find that you are less likely to have to wait to have your awning installed by your desired contractor.
3. Flexibility in Project Scheduling
It’s usually easier for awnings suppliers to schedule installation work in winter months because there’s a lot less demand for these shading systems. The low demand frees up the contractor’s schedule for awning installation projects, and you may find that the installer has more time to work with you in planning, designing and implementing your project. This process may take slightly longer as work picks up for your contractor in the spring with outdoor awnings installation projects.
4. Get Ready For Summer
Installing an awning in winter is without a doubt one of the best ways to prepare your home or business for the summer heat. With spring just around the corner, it won’t be long until the cold days are gone and it’s warm enough for your family or customers to enjoy alfresco dining again! After the chilly temperatures that may have affected the greater Sydney region, residents will likely want to spend as much time as possible outdoors as soon as the spring comes around. To make sure your patio/outdoor seating area is ready to go, now is the perfect time to install that awning to prepare yourself for summer.
If you would like to get a quote this winter, feel free to contact us.