Are You Covered?
When it comes to your steel building, a metal canopy is the perfect way to protect your entrance and loading areas from sun, rain, and snow. With quality materials, you will stay dry throughout the seasons. Not only will a metal canopy last for decades, it is also the perfect space to display your business name and logo. Design Components is here to share everything you need to know to keep you covered this fall.
Why Install A Metal Canopy?
Historically, canopies were made of fabric. Canvas duck remains a somewhat popular option, but they must be rolled up and stored in order to stay attractive. Plus, even the strongest fabric stretches, fades, and tears when exposed to the elements for long enough. Fabric is also prone to mold and mildew.
Metal, however, keeps its color and shape almost indefinitely. It does not tear in high winds or grow mold in damp environments. A canopy with the proper gauge steel can even withstand hail. Steel is so durable, the canopy could last for decades and remain usable through multiple building owners. A metal canopy can also block sun from coming through windows and doors to help you save on energy costs inside your metal building.
What Makes A Quality Metal Building Entrance Canopy?
At Design Components, we provide quality metal building entrance canopies to cover you from the elements and serve as architectural accessories to your facility. Our canopies can be installed over anything from standard doors to over-sized bay doors. They can extend up to five feet from a wall and are fitted to any length your building requires. Our canopies are also rated to withstand winds up to 180mph and can up to 100psf of snow. To help you choose the best one for your facility, let’s explore the important elements of a quality metal building entrance canopy.
- Design– At Design Components, we incorporate flat soffit and integral gutter drains. The canopy drains are up against the building to the outside of door jams.
- Finish– We offer mill finish pre-coated or baked enamel finish that match most building colors.
- Size– Design Components offers special sizes upon request, but our preset sizes include 4’-0” or 5’-0” projection from face of wall and either 4’-6” width for single doors or 7’-6” width for double doors.
- Loading– Our 4’-0” projection canopy is rated for 34#PSF gravity loading and 180 mph wind uplift rated. Our 5’-0” projection canopy is rated for 26#PSF gravity loading and 180 mph wind uplift. These measurements assume the canopy is mounted less than 30’ from the ground.
Design Components Can Meet Your Metal Building Entrance Canopy Needs
At Design Components, Inc., we’re focused on providing superior quality metal building entrance canopies that will protect your facility and employees from the elements. Our knowledgeable staff is made up of some of the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable experts ready to help you assess the best designs and canopies that will fit your business’ needs.
Looking to updated your building with metal building entrance canopies? Then contact us today or give us a call at (800) 868-9910.