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Canopies – different ideas to protect your door

Depending on the building, canopies can be really difficult to get right. They don't always work well with the elevation or frontage and can cause all sorts of issues with 'fitting in'.  We've had a good look at our library and have chosen a few options that could be considered for your project. There is a mix of zinc, glass, wood, steel, cement and even a portico too.

I can hear you wondering if you actually need a canopy. You are right to wonder. Other than the obvious reason of for shelter it's worth considering that by having a canopy you automatically reduce maintenance by protecting your door from weathering.   Hardwood doors in particular perform better over time when they are protected. A minimum depth of 500mm would be a good start, but if possible having a 1000mm canopy would be the best option.

A few things to consider when working on a canopy would be to be clear on the depth you have above the door and whether or not the style is too imposing or awkward on the elevation.

Whatever you choose for your building, a canopy or porch is a great way to protect your door and enhance its performance.

 

 

 

 

 

A simple glass canopy is a very easy and unintrusive choice
A simple glass canopy is a very easy and unintrusive choice
When glass wont work, create a porch with traditional beams in oak
When glass wont work, create a porch with traditional beams in oak
Another glass canopy and another solution matching the canopy to the door
Another glass canopy and another solution matching the canopy to the door
A large copper canopy to complement a dark door
A large copper canopy to complement a dark door
Corten steel canopy used to compliment this black door and stone wall
Corten steel canopy used to compliment this black door and stone wall
More glass canopies in different styles
More glass canopies in different styles
A European Oak canopy with slats and glass above
A European Oak canopy with slats and glass above
A wood canopy to match the door in Oak
A wood canopy to match the door in Oak
A jutting canopy in concrete or a sandwiched wood canopy between walls
A jutting canopy in concrete or a sandwiched wood canopy between walls
A traditional portico canopy in white
A traditional portico canopy in white
A steel canopy can work just as well on more traditional buildings
A steel canopy can work just as well on more traditional buildings