- Protect visitors from adverse weather
- Protect yourself from harsh sunlight
- Material doesn’t obscure architectural details
- Maintains the natural light by the entrance
- Compliments other glass architectural features
- Ability to add additional decorative details
Glass canopies are an attractive yet highly practical architectural feature which is typically located over a building’s entrance. Made from toughened glass, these are incredibly durable structures that are more than capable of withstanding heavy rain and a build-up of snow. Glass canopies are built to withstand such impact. But what are the other reasons to install a glass canopy?
6 Reasons To Install A Glass Canopy
Protect visitors from adverse weather
If you’ve invited somebody to visit your home or office and it’s pouring down with rain or hail, you don’t want them to get soaked while they wait for you to answer the door. It doesn’t make the best first impression. A glass canopy is a quick way of solving that issue. Your visitors will remain nice and dry, whatever the weather.
Protect yourself from harsh sunlight
On the other end of the weather spectrum, you might be living in a hotter climate that experiences a great deal of sunlight. If you’re keen to make the most of that sun but are concerned about sunburn, a glass canopy could be the answer. Whilst it won’t prevent all UV light from reaching your skin, it can offer a degree of protection. Should you choose to add an additional UV coating to the glass, similar to that used in sunglasses and car windscreens, your safety will increase further. Install a glass canopy over your patio and you can truly make the most of your time outdoors, without compromising on light.
Material doesn’t obscure architectural details
If the external architecture of your building is particularly attractive or boasts stunning historical details, you don’t want to compromise the view with an enormous, solid and totally opaque canopy made from metal or wood. The transparent nature of toughened glass means that this isn’t a concern.
Maintains the natural light by the entrance
For security purposes, you want the best view possible of whoever is waiting outside your front door. Canopies made completely out of metal or wood block out much of the natural light, darkening the entrance way. At dawn and dusk this can have a noticeable impact, reducing what you can see. From a more aesthetic perspective, an excellent reason to install a glass canopy is the view it gives you the sky. Rather than feeling hemmed in by a large structure, the transparent nature of toughened glass with a lightweight steel frame ensures that your property entrance feels open and airy.
Compliments other glass architectural features
If your property already makes use of architectural glazing, a glass canopy could be the perfect complement. For example, you might make use of floor to ceiling windows, skylights or glass flooring.
Ability to add additional decorative details
Glass is an incredibly versatile material. As well as being highly durable and weather resistant, it can also look incredibly beautiful. If you want to make a bold and bright statement with your glass canopy, why not add a colour tint? Or if you’re looking for something more subtle, why not have your company name or logo carefully etched into the glass?
At Glass & Stainless, we have years of experience in designing, building and installing glass canopies. If our reasons to install a glass canopy have you convinced, get in touch today.