Glass Canopy

Glass Awning

Glass canopy, also referred to as glass awning, has become the latest craze in the exterior decoration market and are especially being lapped by office decorators, as they add an edgy, modern twist to the architectural design of a building. The aluminum and glass awning is generally added to the entrance of a building to provide cover from inclement weather for visitors or guests stuck outside the building. Its great efficacy lies in its being completely impervious to all kinds of weather.

Being transparent, glass and metal canopy also allows enough sunlight to light up a place, improving the overall appearance and design of your building. Allow natural light fill up the space beyond the house while ensuring that the glass canopy looks snazzy and cool at the same time. Generally transparent and clear glass is preferred; however, if you are feeling more adventurous, stained or tinted glass is the way to go.

At NYC Glass Works, our engineers have years of experience of installing glass canopies to add a sleek and modern look to the design of your building, besides helping it withstand rough weather.

Benefits

  • Natural lighting

    A glass canopy provides an attractive and practical feature to a building. Usually placed outside entrance doors. A canopy protects people entering the building, keeps the weather away from the doors and allows natural light through to the entrance area.

  • Modern look

    The feature can carry through providing a sight line passed an entrance into a lobby area. Entrance canopies are overhead glazing by definition and the selection of an impact resistant durable product is essential.

Positioning

A glass canopy provides an attractive and practical feature to a building. Usually placed outside entrance doors a canopy protects people entering the building, keeps the weather away from the doors and allows natural light through to the entrance area. The feature can carry through providing a sight line passed an entrance into a lobby area. Clear glass is a popular choice but other glass options are not excluded. Entrance canopies are overhead glazing by definition and the selection of an impact resistant durable product is essential.

Forms of Canopy

The common forms are framed single glass or THS (toughened heat soaked glass). Another fixing method is frame-less bolted toughened glass either supported from below or above with relatively lightweight struts or wires. With bolt fixing only toughened glass is used as laminates are prone to cracking around the stress points created by holes. Canopies that project from buildings are subject to wind and snow loads and it is therefore important to determine the correct strength of glass to be used.

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