As fall becomes darker and there’s a noticeable chill in the air, we enter the winter months in the Northeast. With that cold, comes rain, snow and harsh weather that is a challenge for many businesses. While we may be used to it, that doesn’t mean we have to like it or be stuck outside in it, and neither do your customers. Adding a vestibule to your entrance is an easy way to offer shelter to patrons waiting outside and protect those already inside from the inevitable cold draft.

What is a vestibule?

A vestibule is a small room or hallway that connects the outside to the interior of a building. They are used for many purposes, one of the most popular being protection from the elements, though they can also serve as waiting areas, coat closets, lobbies and more. A vestibule provides an anteroom where patrons can come in from the elements before entering the establishment proper giving them a comfortable place to wait if they’re not quite ready, or are unable, to enter. This ‘buffer’ space also provides protection for your business as well, protecting patrons already inside from cold drafts and reducing high energy costs due to heat loss.

How can my business benefit from a vestibule?

At Atlantic Awning, we have installed hundreds of vestibules over the years, for a variety of applications. Applications are as various as the business and location where the vestibule is needed. Here are a few examples of vestibules we’ve installed in the Greater Boston area.