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Fixed vs. Retractable: Which Type of Shade Structure is Best for Your Business?

Fixed vs. Retractable: Which Type of Shade Structure is Best for Your Business?

A retractable shade structure allows you to open and close your awning as you please!

When it comes to investing in a shade structure for your business, you have a variety of options to choose from. One of the decisions that you need to make is whether you want a shade structure that is fixed (doesn’t move) or retractable (opens and closes). Both types have their own benefits, so it really just depends on your specific needs. Here is some more information on fixed versus retractable awnings to help make your decision easier. 


Once you install a fixed shade structure, it is there to stay until you want to take it down. Fixed awnings are great for business owners that want a consistent and permanent means of promoting their business. With your logo and business name printed on a fixed awning, people walking by will notice it all year round, which can really help to bring in new customers. Not only that, but a fixed shade structure provides shade and curb appeal all year round as well. With fixed installation, you are getting a strong and sturdy option for your structure. There are a variety of design options to choose from so you can really customize your shade structure and make it stand out from the competition.


For business owners that want more flexibility when it comes to their  structure and the look of their business exterior, a retractable structure may be the better option. A retractable awning allows you the option to have it down or stored away if you don’t want to use it all of the time. If you want to allow more natural light to come inside of your business, all you have to do is retract your shade structure. These structures aren’t typically used in the winter time, so they are not the best option for someone who wants access to their shade structure all year round. With a motorized retractable shade structure, retracting it is as simple as pressing a button.

Contact Hoover Architectural Today for Your Shade Structure!

Hoover Architectural is dedicated to making sure you receive the best quality shade structures. We  manufacture all of our products with the best precision and care. We have two locations in South Florida and use innovative technology for all of our structures. For more information, visit our website or contact us at one of our South Florida locations.