Glass and Monolithic Canopy Systems

Many architects and building owners appreciate the sleek appearance of glass canopies, which blend with building facades to complement the exterior design. These systems also resist wind and weather damage better than steel canopy structures and have the option of silk screens, glass coatings and varying levels of transparency. The main tradeoff is a higher cost.

These canopy systems are a great choice for those looking to add an extra touch of luxury to their home. They are made with a sturdy, waterproof fabric that is mildew- and UV-resistant. They also have a rust-proof aluminum frame and a wheeled transport bag with zipper rules, sure-grip handles and sandbags for increased stability. They are a little bit on the expensive side but are well worth it considering how much they offer.

Understanding Canopy Systems: A Comprehensive Guide

If you’re looking for a more affordable option than the glass canopy system, monolithic polycarbonate canopies are an excellent choice. They’re as clear as glass but half the weight with a greater impact resistance and can span much further than multiwall cellular polycarbonate. They can even be curved to match the shape of your home’s architecture.

A qualified canopy manufacturer can aid in understanding code requirements, system performance and choosing a system that meets all your project goals. They will also be able to offer a variety of factory fabrication options, which are vital for achieving optimal performance and longevity. Some manufacturers can even delegate design engineering and installation for a streamlined process on site. This is especially important when the canopy system is being installed over existing structures or in harsh environments where a poorly installed structure may lose stability, requiring costly repairs.