Glass Canopy – Does the Benefit Justify the Cost?
The glass canopy adds a modern, elegant appearance to the outside of your building while at the same time producing a sunny, inviting feel to the inside. Glass, opposed to fabric canopies offer a clean, welcoming, spacious ambiance to visitors or customers.
Another benefit is that a glass canopy is much easier to clean and maintain than a traditional fabric canopy. While there is no easy way to clean a fabric canopy which will inevitably succumb to dust and erosion, glass canopies can be cleaned just as you would clean any other window. With a quick wipe down, a glass canopy of any age can look brand new.
Yet another reason one would choose a glass canopy is that they are energy efficient. On cool days, the glass will absorb and distribute warmth from the sunlight, and on warm days, it absorbs that warmth and keeps it from the exterior walls of your building, resulting in a shady, cooler indoor temperature. The climate control that a glass canopy offers makes it a wise choice for cutting energy costs, and helping to preserve the environment.
To conclude, a glass canopy, while costing more to initially install, creates a brighter, more modern, more comfortable atmosphere and saves money in the long run. They are more energy efficient than a traditional fabric canopy, easier to maintain, and stand up to the elements and common wear and tear far longer than any cloth canopy can.