Reasons to have a Solara Patio Cover in the Food Industry
Outdoor seating areas and design play a critical role in the food and restaurant industry. With today’s economy, competition is fierce and businesses are looking to attract potential new customer, be more efficient, and to lower overhead costs. We are finding that more and more businesses in this industry are ordering this adjustable patio cover in order to increase their seating capacity, protect their outdoor equipment, lower their energy costs, and to give their establishment a more appealing look. In this article, we will go over the pros of having a smart shading system, and the things to consider when looking to purchase a Solara Adjustable Patio Cover.
There are a lot of restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops across America that face seating problems due to lack of indoor seating space. Outdoor seating space is not an option, because of improper, or no patio cover to protect customers from unflattering weather, such as rain or snow. With a Solara Adjustable Patio Cover, you can open or close the cover, allowing the good weather in, and keeping the bad weather out. This can help increase seating capacity and keep customers satisfied.
Outdoor seating cannot be used in the summer because there is no proper patio cover to shield customers from the heat and blinding sun. This, in turn, can create cramped indoor seating space, making it impossible for customers to relax and enjoy their meal. Using an adjustable patio cover can help protect customers from the harmful sun. You can open the cover 10-20% allowing for air ventilation, while still being 100% shaded. These adjustable patio covers can also support the installation of ceiling fans to ensure the utmost comfort for your customers during the hot summer months.
Customers enjoy being able to have their cup of coffee or breakfast while being able to sit outdoors. Whether it be to enjoy a spring breeze, a warm summer sun, or the beautiful colors of fall, having an adjustable patio cover can allow your customers to enjoy any weather while visiting your business. You can partially open the cover to enjoy the warm sun, or close it with a water-tight seal to enjoy a rain shower.
The Solara Adjustable Patio Cover puts the control in your hands over the amount of light or shade you wish to receive. You can open the patio cover to let natural sunlight into your building , and increase air ventilation, or close it tight to keep your indoors cool and shaded. This can result in overall lower energy costs for your business.
If your restaurant or cafe seems to be getting smaller because your customer base is growing, the look no further than right outside. An adjustable patio cover can help tour put that outdoor space to good use. It will increase seating capacity, allowing you to keep your customers protected from the elements of Mother Nature, and also allow them elbow room to unwind and enjoy their visit to your establishment. Now your won’t have to turn guests away or make them wait in long lines due to lack of seating or space.
Solara Adjustable Patio Covers not only protect your customers, but your outdoor furniture as well. With improper or no patio cover, your outdoor furniture will get pounded by rain, snow and sun. The end result will be warping, cracking, rusting, tearing or fading of the furniture, causing your outdoor seating area to look dull and unattractive. Not to mention the cost to replace the this outdoor furniture time and time again, just to keep your establishment looking its best. With a Solara Adjustable Patio Cover, you can keep your furniture protected and save money in the long run.
Solara Adjustable Patio Covers are stylish and will last for years to come. These patio covers are made of durable, easy-to-maintain aluminum. All you have to do is open the cover 130 degrees and hose it off. They will not fade or tear like other wood or canvas covers.
If you are a small business owner and you own the property, adding an adjustable patio cover can increase the value of the property. This smart shading system will make your property look more appealing, and it will add energy efficiency. So, adding an adjustable patio cover can help you sell your property down the line for what it’s worth.
Since the Solara Adjustable Patio Cover is made from recycled aluminum, it will save money on lighting, heating, and cooling, and is also considered “eco-friendly”. You can look up incentives and rebates through your city or state programs, or programs with your energy company. You can also advertise your business as “an environmentally friendly business”. Today, “green” businesses are very hype and you can attract a wider customer base by presenting yourself as “eco-friendly”.
Things to consider when looking to purchase a Solara Adjustable Patio Cover
If your outdoor space is quite small, and it will not create more seating capacity, sometimes the investment of building a smart shading system would not be beneficial.
Building an outdoor patio cover takes between one day to one week to install, depending on the size and detail of the patio cover designed by your Solara dealer. During that time, the outdoor seating area would not be usable by customers, and could turn into an inconvenience for your indoor seating area; especially if you choose to have this constructed during peak business hours. When getting into a project like this, you have to take into consideration that the business will not run as functionally during installation. We recommend you do the installation during the off-season for your business, or on days that are considerably slower than others. For bigger projects, we recommend to construct during slower times or before or after hours for your business.
As a business, budget will always be a concern. You should look at a Solara Adjustable Patio Cover as a long-term investment. You can easily make a calculation of how much money you will save in the long run by increasing your seating capacity for customers, protecting your outdoor furniture, and lowering energy costs. It wont be as easy to calculate how much you will gain with customer satisfaction, or the reputation of an eco-friendly business, but you will see it in the return business and growing sales.
After going over all of the aspects a Solara Adjustable Patio Cover can give to your business, we can think that after calculating the investment, the installation time, the cost of the patio cover, and the time spent designing the right cover for you, we can sat that if you have a big outdoor space that is uncovered, you can gain functionality, reputation, and lower overhead costs of replacing outdoor furniture time and time again, as well as energy costs.