3 Businesses that Need an Exterior Shade Solution


Commercial outdoor shade solution. By Goodwin-Cole.

Commercial outdoor shade solution. By Goodwin-Cole.
Bella Bru Cafe, commercial shade solution, motorized slide-on-wire canopy shade. Installation by Goodwin-Cole.

Did you know that an outdoor area is one of the biggest draws for businesses in the summer months?

While everyone loves a good patio, most do not like sitting in direct sunlight. That is why shading systems are essential for outside commercial spaces exposed to the Northern California sun.

Whether you own a restaurant or a pool, different shade options are guaranteed to keep your customers and visitors happy & cool. Summer days are perfect for spending time outdoors, and you can make it even more enjoyable by providing necessary sun protection.

What kind of exterior shading system is best for your business? Let’s take a look at a few examples:

Exterior Roller Shades for Restaurant Patios

Families, couples, and solo diners love a good restaurant patio. If you own a restaurant, consider amping up lunch and happy hours with exterior roller shades. There are many options for different restaurant spaces.

Outdoor Retractable Screens

Screens are designed to filter out sunshine while preserving outdoor views. There is a wide array of fabrics, styles, and colors to choose from.

Patio Shades

Patio shades help to reduce glare & heat and help protect against harmful UV rays. 

Drop Curtain Enclosures

Drop curtain enclosures are perfect for summer and winter patios. Prevent fading on patio furniture, keep guests cool, and create a whole new space with drop curtain enclosures in the summertime. When the weather cools down, these enclosures will also work to keep everyone warm. Win-win!

Goodwin Cole exterior roller shade systems are completely customizable. Choose manual or motorized, roll down or roll up, with vinyl windows or without — we look to provide each customer with the best fit for their needs.

Shade Structures for Public and Private Pools

Heading to the local pool is one of the most popular summer activities across America. One of the only negatives to long pool days are those bad sunburns. Hanging out all day under the sun’s harmful rays is a recipe for disaster — unless there is a shady spot to retreat to! Shade ports, shade sails, canopies … all of these and more would be great for any outdoor pool area.

  • Quality construction with durable fabrics & components
  • Innovative design for spaces of any size & specific use
  • Custom built to fit exact specifications
  • Weatherproof material for years of regular use
  • Affordable & appealing

With all of these amazing features, your custom shade solution will make your pool the #1 summer destination. 

Shade Options for Outdoor Beer Gardens

Let’s talk about one of the most popular restaurant trends in recent years — beer gardens! These outdoor eating and drinking spots are popping up all over California — and with craft beer sales surpassing wine, it’s no surprise. But drinking beer under the hot sun can be tough. You might want to consider some attractive shade sails or slide wire canopies for your outdoor beer garden. Keep customers cool, and they’re likely to stay for that next round of brews.

Your Choice for Custom Commercial Shade Structures

Goodwin-Cole has been providing high-quality products and service since 1888. If you are looking for a new, unique way to draw people to your establishment in the summertime, we will help you design a shade option custom to your specifications, as well as provide start-to-finish expert installation. Contact us today for a free estimate!