No one wants to be caught out in bad weather, especially when waiting to get let into a building. Many homeowners and business owners assume the only solution is a big, obtrusive metal or wood canopy, however, a glass door canopy could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
With glass canopies, you can keep yourself and your visitors safe from the elements and do so with subtlety and style. Whether this sounds like the solution for you, or you still need convincing, read on for our top 9 reasons to install a glass canopy.
We all know what it’s like to be stuck out in the rain waiting to be let in, and the last thing you’d want is to inflict that on any visitors. With a glass canopy, you can skip the bad first impressions and keep any visitors, and yourself, nice and dry when waiting to be let in the building.
A glass canopy is a great way to preserve natural sunlight around your doors, while also keeping visitors safe from the elements. If you have any instructions, directions, or other signage around your door, it can all too often get lost in the shadows. With a glass door canopy, this problem is solved. Not only that, but it can also keep yourself and others protected from any harsh sunlight, which can be crucial if you’re living in a hotter climate. While a basic glass canopy won’t protect against UV rays, special UV coatings are available that will do the trick nicely.
If you have an especially attractive exterior, then you do not want to cover it up with a big canopy made of metal or wood. Glass canopy fixtures solve that problem perfectly. There’s also no material that doesn’t work well with glass. Whether your building is finished with wood, metals, brick, or anything else, it will fit right in without detracting from its surroundings.
The possibilities for a glass door canopy are almost endless, and they serve just about every type of customer you can imagine. For businesses like retailers, fitness centres, hotels, or offices, they provide the perfect protection for visitors and employees. In the home, they can be an ideal way to extend your living space, and to add a premium touch to your property.
You don’t have to be an expert to attach one either. In fact, you can almost be a total novice. In basic terms, all you’ll need to do is attach the frame to the wall, and the glass canopy to the frame. It’s that simple. Once it’s up, a door canopy doesn’t take much to keep maintained. All it needs is some warm soapy water every 4 to 6 months and it will be kept looking clean and fresh.
Glass canopies aren’t made with a one-size-fits-all approach. Whatever you are after, whether you’re filling a large space, or you are working with something smaller, there’s always a solution that’s perfect for the job.
Fragile is often the word that comes to mind with glass, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Canopies that use glass use special toughened type that’s far more impervious to the elements than your day-to-day glass. Toughened glass is tested to withstand strong weathers, from harsh winds and hail to hard frosts and a buildup of snow, and with a strong and sturdy frame supporting it, your door canopy won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
Thanks in part to their sturdiness, in addition to how easy they are to maintain, glass canopies won’t degrade as time goes on, making them incredibly cost effective. Alternatives like Perspex or fiberglass canopies typically lose their transparency over time and suffer from discolouration. It won’t be too long before these need to be replaced, whereas a well-maintained canopy using glass, can last a lifetime.
At the end of the day, glass door canopies simply look great. No other alternative quite blends stylishness and practicality as well as a glass one does, while also being so versatile. Thanks to the bespoke nature of a glass canopy, you can ensure that, no matter what your building looks like, your fixture can be perfectly tailored to work with your building and enhance its look and feel, and likely even add value.
If you’d like to see how Stainless Handrail Products can help bring your property to life with a glass canopy, then get in touch today for a free instant quote. Our team of experts are on hand to help with anything you need to know and to discuss your unique requirements.