The Sign Authority, Inc., located in Wheaton, IL recently installed this awning for Innovator, a local Wheaton business. John Southard called us and asked if we could create a more pleasing entryway for his business, that is tucked back behind another building in the heart of Downtown Wheaton. After all, hospitality begins at your entrance. A beautiful awning over your front door is a place for clients to shake off the cold or get some relief from the sun.

We sent out one of our team members to do a complete site survey of the space. Doing a site survey is an important first step in the process when planning an awning installation. Accurate measurements are important, and photos of the site will allow our graphics department to mock up a drawing to show the customer so they can see what the awning might look like.

I this case, the awning does not have any graphics on it. Because Innovator is leasing the space and they might not stay in that space for a long time. The property management company wanted to make sure that the awning could be used again if another business moved in. A generic black awning works great for that purpose!

Awnings provide a variety of functions including shade, energy savings, protection from the rain, sleet, snow, and wind. They also add to the aesthetic appeal to any business entrance or windows. We use Sunbrella fabric for all of our awnings. Sunbrella fabric is the industry standard for excellence in awning fabric. You can choose from a wide range of colors and patterns to matche your own unique style.

If you are looking to update your entrance with a energy efficient awning, give us a call today. We will do a complementary site survey to make sure your awning fits your window and or doors perfectly. Check out our website at or give us a call at 630-462-9850 to get started.