What Height is Best For Your Aluminum Canopy?
Are you getting a new aluminum canopy built? If so, there are many considerations to make going into the installation. One consideration you’ll have to make will be determining the canopy’s height. The optimal height for a canopy will change, depending on your situation. That’s why, today, we’ll be helping you decide what height your aluminum canopy should have.
Canopies That Overhang Roads
Does your aluminum canopy overhang any roads? If so, you need to think about all of the vehicles that will be passing beneath it. As a result, your canopy will have to be at a height that prevents any oncoming vehicles from colliding with it. The last thing you want is for your canopy to be low enough to be struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Canopies For Pedestrian Walkways
What if you’re getting an aluminum canopy that is designed for pedestrian use only? If so, there are new factors to consider. To start, you don’t want your canopy to have greater height than width. This goes for nearly any canopy you install. With that said, the height of your aluminum canopy should be tall enough to let pedestrians walk underneath it, but it shouldn’t be much taller than that. If your canopy is too tall, it will be less effective at protecting pedestrians from weather conditions like rain and snow, which is one of the main purposes a canopy serves.
The best height range for your canopy will be somewhere between six feet and nine feet. Anything lower than six feet means people will have a high chance of hitting their heads on your canopy. Anything more than nine feet means your canopy doesn’t fend off weather conditions, like we had mentioned earlier.
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