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Three Scenarios To Consider If You're Thinking About Buying Entrance Canopies

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By : William Penworthy    99 or more times read
Have you noticed those houses and properties which have entrance canopies or door canopies fitted? Have you thought about how much more welcoming they seem than a stark, bare front door which offers no shelter, no welcome and no invitation?

Entrance canopies offer a wide range of benefits, from shelter to protection, from visual appeal to a warmer welcome, and many people choose to have door canopies fitted for any of these reasons.

But if you have thought that having entrance canopies fitted to either the front door or the back or side door, you may have then gone on to consider the impact of this, in terms of cost and inconvenience. Possibly you may not be aware of the choices available for building door canopies, since there are several different materials and construction methods available.

It is important to consider both the benefits of having a door canopy or entrance canopy fitted, as well as the options and choices available for both the materials used in the construction and the material which will ultimately provide the visual impact.

One of the most popular reasons why people have canopies fitted to their doors is to provide a degree of shelter. You'd be surprised just how much protection a door canopy provides for both the person standing at the door waiting for you to answer it, or for you and your home once you open the door in the face of typically bleak British weather.

Imagine the following three scenarios for a clearer impression of the benefits which a door canopy can provide.

In the first scenario you have arrived home having done some shopping; it is pouring with rain, you are laden with various carrier bags and you cannot for the moment find your key. Possibly you put it in one of your coat pockets, or in a bag. You scrabble about, aware that not only are you getting very wet, but your shopping is becoming decidedly damp.

Then you remember the newspaper, magazine and birthday cards tucked down the side of one of your bags of shopping, and hurriedly try to locate the key. Perhaps you put the bags down for a moment, aware that now the bottoms of the bags are soaking and will probably drip their way through your home.

The second scenario involves your guests arriving a few minutes early, or perhaps you're just running late. In any case, the doorbell rings, and you find yourself availing yourself of your bathroom facilities. Aware that it is raining outside (again!) you carry out the necessary ablutions as though the house was on fire, hauling your attire together as you bound down the steps in time to fling open the front door and spare your dripping guests from any further soaking.

For the third scenario, you may be somewhat more composed, enjoying a morning coffee perhaps, when the doorbell rings. It is, of course, pelting it down outside, and as you open the door it is the postman with a parcel.

The parcel itself is already dripping, and you grab it hastily, before the postman explains you need to sign for it. He then dabbles for a moment or two with his little hand held unit before passing it to you for you to sign it. Of course, it barely works, and you try making some sort of vague squiggle with the pen on the screen before handing it back, and taking your parcel. By this time the front half of you is decidedly damp, the parcel is soaked, and your hallway is now also wetter than it was before.

In all three of these quite common scenarios having entrance canopies or door canopies fitted saves a good deal of soaking, as well as a good deal less mess and stress. It doesn't take a monumental porch to protect you, your guests and your home from the elements. Unless a force 10 gale is blowing, an entrance canopy of just a few inches to a foot can make all the difference. This allows you to place your shopping down to find your key without the urgency, allow yourself the time to become completely composed before feeling the need to open the door to your guests, or to accept a parcel without you, the postman, the parcel and the first few inches of your hallway becoming puddles.

Of the materials available for constructing a door canopy, glass reinforced polyester, or GRP entrance canopies are quick to construct, cheap to have installed, and look beautiful, available as they are in a wide range of styles. Virtually maintenance free, with GRP entrance canopies fitted you can look forward to less stress, and more dryness.
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