Protecting Your Business with Metal Building Canopies
Large deliveries are common and needed in most manufacturing, retail and distribution industries. New and recurring materials are always flowing in and out of company loading docks. These shipments arrive frequently on any given day of operation. No matter the location and unfortunately no matter what the weather conditions, being able to get safely in and out of your facility without getting soaked with rain is something everyone can appreciate. That is where Design Components can help you with metal building canopies.
Commercial Metal Building Canopies Supplier
At Design Components, we design our metal building canopies to provide coverage from the elements, as well as serve as architectural components to your facility or storefront. These canopies can be installed over standard doors to over-sized bay doors, and can extend up to five feet from a wall. To assure they meet your entry’s unique needs they are fitted to any length required. In order to save time and cut down on labor costs, these canopies are rod hung and come pre-assembled. This allows for efficient installation with very little downtime. Another helpful benefit of these metal building canopies is that they are wind rated up to 180mph and can sustain 26psf to 100sf of snow. With that information in mind, let’s take a look at how these canopies are constructed.
Metal Building Canopies Construction
- Design – These canopies incorporate flat soffit and integral gutter drain. The canopy drains are up against the building to the outside of door jams. No matter the type of wall panel or masonry construction, these metal building canopies can be installed in conjunction with those features.
- Finishes – Design Components offers three different finishes for your metal building canopies. We offer mill finish pre-coated or baked enamel finish that can be applied to match your building colors.
- Sizes – Though we offer special sizes upon request, we do have preset sizes. There are 4’-0” or 5’-0” projections from face of wall. The width options can be 4’-6” for single doors or 7’-6” for double doors.
- Loading – Our 4’-0” projection canopy is rated for 34#PSF gravity loading and 180 mph wind uplift rated. The 5’-0” projection canopy is rated for 26#PSF gravity loading and 180 mph wind uplift. These measurements are based on the canopy being mounted less than 30’ from the ground.
Metal Building Canopies And Loading Dock Safety
When it comes to the safety of loading docks and and back door entrances, there are special considerations. These areas are frequently subject to exposure from axle grease, floating debris (shrink wrap, packing peanuts, wood pallet fragments, etc.) and diesel oil spillage that can accumulate in palletized delivery locations. This can hinder safe loading and unloading of trucks especially if exposed to weather elements of rain, snow and ice; even direct sunlight can hinder loading/unloading and damage products.
Metal building canopies can be a strong deterrent in the fight against loading dock employees’ falls and injuries. As always it is important to assure that all OSHA measures are followed in these areas. At DCI, we are dedicated to assuring our products meet all industry, as well as government regulations for quality, engineering and construction safety of all building areas.
DCI’s Metal Building Canopies Offer Your Company The Perfect Back Door Coverage Solution
Design Components, Inc. is focused on providing superior quality metal building canopies that can and 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.
Ready for your company’s metal building canopies? Then please contact us or give us a call at (800) 868-9910.