A canopy is an overhead roof or else a structure that is made of aluminum composite panel or glass or RCC and it is able to provide shade or shelter from weather conditions such as sun and rain as well as increase the aesthetic view.
A glass canopy provides an attractive and practical feature to a building, usually outside entrance doors. A glass canopy will allow more natural light through into the entrance area compared to a solid canopy. Entrance canopies are overhead by definition, therefore when specifying a glass canopy, it is essential that a durable impact-resistant product is specified.
Canopies that project from buildings are subject to wind load and it is therefore important to determine the correct strength of glass to be used. Our technical advisory service can provide calculated glass thicknesses for framed rectangles or corner bolted toughened glass constructions with the design wind load for the location.