Stainless steel has many special features compared to other materials: as a metal, stainless steel is very stable and can only be destroyed or damaged with great effort. Other properties that are beneficial for a steel canopy are as follows:
The best prerequisites for making high-quality canopies from this material, which provide both the front door and residents with protection from bad weather in the entrance area.
A canopy can be constructed in different forms. The hipped roof, the gable roof, the pent roof and the arched canopy constructions are particularly well known. Canopies for house entrances made from stainless steel usually take the form of a pent or arched canopy.
But when it comes to wall brackets, the advantages of stainless steel really come into their own. Because the unique properties of this metal even enable self-supporting constructions.
While conventional canopy materials usually require load-bearing structures on the wall in order to be able to safely carry any loads that occur, a canopy made from stainless steel can be designed to be self-supporting. To do this, a profile is anchored to the wall and the canopy is attached to this. No additional columns or supporting battens are required.
Like most stainless steel canopies, a cantilever canopy is usually covered with glass. This highlights the modern look of the construction. A self-supporting front door canopy made from stainless steel is a real eye-catcher for every house.
A pent canopy is characterised by the fact that it only requires a single roof surface.
Unlike the hipped canopy, for example, which has up to four roof surfaces sloping in different directions, the pent canopy impresses with its simple elegance.
Especially in the cantilever version, the stainless steel canopy is a real eye-catcher.
Depending on whether the pent canopy includes a pitched roof or not, a water drainage system may need to be added to the front door canopy.
If the incline is sufficient, gravity will ensure that rainwater and condensation run off by itself. At the same time, coarse dirt is removed from the covering.
With a canopy made from steel, glass is usually used as the covering. Not every material can be described as real glass – however, the other variations also have individual advantages that need to be considered. The following alternatives are available for a glass roof:
Acrylic and web glass are among the artificial types of glass here, which means that they are not counted as real glass. The advantages of these examples, however, are high stability and breaking resistance. While acrylic glass usually consists of a single pane, web glass consists of several acrylic glass panes connected to one another. This leads to particularly stable discs that feature the well-known web pattern. In terms of scratch resistance, however, other materials are somewhat superior to uPVC glasses.
Laminated safety glass consists of several panes of glass that are connected using a special film. LSG is the real glass variant for covering a canopy. It is extremely scratch-resistant and robust, which is why it is often used in windows as glazing with break-in protection. If one of the panes is destroyed by force, the shards will stick to the film. In this way, the stability of the glazing is maintained and no shards can fall on people standing under the canopy.
Canopies are a great way to create a weather-resistant space in front of your home.
The visual aspect is another reason to buy a canopy made from steel or another material that provides stability.
If you want to enhance the overall aesthetic, you can opt to have side panels installed. These not only offer lateral protection from the elements, but also emphasise the modern design of a canopy. A canopy made from stainless steel with a glass covering and side panel is a very unique eye-catcher that enhances your entrance area.