Choosing A Door Canopy

When you are struggling to find a key in the rain, especially when juggling an umbrella, you suddenly realize what a good idea it would be to fit a canopy over your front door, a simple addition that keeps you dry and which will also protect the fabric of the building.

Quick to install and adding an attractive as well as practical feature for your house, there is an extensive range of sizes and contemporary styles from which to make your choice.

The Easy Fit Door Canopy is a good example of a product that is economically priced and sturdily manufactured. As it's tinted, the UV resistant polycarbonate cover provides shelter from both sun and rain. Very durable with rubber seals to prevent water ingress, the ornate side brackets can be a complementary white or black in colour, and all fixings are included.

Palram offer an exceptional selection of door canopies that blend contemporary style with traditional elegance and practicality. Manufactured from high quality aluminium and steel, they are corrosion resistant and their twin wall polycarbonate panels absorb all harmful UV rays.

Take the Neo canopy, which has high impact polymer support arms that reference wrought iron and aluminium protected panel edges, with everything included for fast DIY installation. There are three widths with the largest measuring an impressive 13ft so that it can cover double doors or a set of windows.

A single door can be protected by simple but very effective canopies such as the Lyra, Lucida and slightly more ornate Venus while, if you desire a thoroughly modern canopy, the two Nancy models with laser cut and powder coated galvanized steel arms would seem the ideal option.

The best choice for covering a substantial arched doorway would be the Palram Corona canopy which attractively curves over the top of the door. With an aluminium gutter and a depth of 3ft, its shelter will certainly be appreciated by all visitors.

Another canopy offering substantial shelter is the sleekly styled Palram Aquila, there are five widths starting at just under 5ft and the largest measures practically 15ft wide. Each one is a contemporary blend of shining aluminium and gracefully curved polycarbonate.

If you need an even wider canopy to cover the entire front of a house including doors and windows, the Palram Bordeaux and Herald models include several versions, one of which reaches 22ft.

Canopies in these ranges also benefit from a greater depth (4½ft as opposed to 3ft) and the Herald has 6mm thick panels instead of 3mm for the Aquila or 4mm for Bordeaux.

From this selection it's clear that, with such a wide and varied choice, there should be no problem in finding a canopy that is perfectly suited to any building so that raindrops don't keep falling on your head.