Canopies

Glass canopies - great for weather protection in all climates. You can create a point supported glass canopy that makes a statement with a heavy support structure or create a subtle expression with light support and a seemingly “floating” canopy or even something in between these two extremes.

Glass canopies - great for weather protection in all climates. You can create a point supported glass canopy that makes a statement with a heavy support structure or create a subtle expression with light support and a seemingly “floating” canopy or even something in between these two extremes.

CANOPIESSEAT THE GLASS OR SUSPEND IT
Point supported glass on a canopy can be supported in two ways - seated (where glass sits above the structure) suspended (where glass is hung below the structure).

CANOPIESCURVEDUSING FLAT GLASS
It’s simple to add a curve to point supported glass canopies by creating a curved structural support beam and using our articulatingThis term refers to the ability of a glass bolt to rotate in such a way that the glass can flex under load, relieving the stresses around the holes in the glass. glass bolts. The head of our glass bolts rotate in 7.5 degrees in each direction and can create a facettedA surface that appears curved, made of flat pieces of glass. glass look while supporting cost-effective flat glass.

IN THE EARLY DESIGN DAYS, PLEASE CONSIDER
Glass Type - Must be Tempered Laminate
The Code says you must use tempered laminate on a canopy. The rationale - in case of breakage, the laminate will prevent the glass from raining down on pedestrians below.

Loads - there’s a few to consider
Talk to an engineer (yours or ours…) to consider the loads that your canopy might be subjected to such as snow drift as this will affect which glass hardware will work best for your application.

The connection with glass size and thickness…
If you’d like to increase your glass panel size, then the deflectionThe distance that a structural member (such as glass) displaces when under load. This is an important factor to consider in design to manage the stress in the glass. of the glass will increase and you’ll likely have to increase your glass thickness. But this doesn’t always have to be the case, talk to us as we have some creative support products that may allow you to minimize the glass deflection and thus the glass thickness.

 

 

 

Products Used

Heavy-duty 4 arm spider with articulating glass bolts (Face-mounted)
Heavy-duty 4 arm spider with articulating glass bolts (Side-mounted)
Light-duty 4 arm spider with articulating glass bolts (Face-mounted)
Light-duty 4 arm spider with articulating glass bolts (Side-mounted)
Heavy duty Doc & Pin - Double Button Face

Glass canopies - great for weather protection in all climates. You can create a point supported glass canopy that makes a statement with a heavy support structure or create a subtle expression with light support and a seemingly “floating” canopy or even something in between these two extremes.

CANOPIESSEAT THE GLASS OR SUSPEND IT
Point supported glass on a canopy can be supported in two ways - seated (where glass sits above the structure) suspended (where glass is hung below the structure).

CANOPIESCURVEDUSING FLAT GLASS
It’s simple to add a curve to point supported glass canopies by creating a curved structural support beam and using our articulatingThis term refers to the ability of a glass bolt to rotate in such a way that the glass can flex under load, relieving the stresses around the holes in the glass. glass bolts. The head of our glass bolts rotate in 7.5 degrees in each direction and can create a facettedA surface that appears curved, made of flat pieces of glass. glass look while supporting cost-effective flat glass.

IN THE EARLY DESIGN DAYS, PLEASE CONSIDER
Glass Type - Must be Tempered Laminate
The Code says you must use tempered laminate on a canopy. The rationale - in case of breakage, the laminate will prevent the glass from raining down on pedestrians below.

Loads - there’s a few to consider
Talk to an engineer (yours or ours…) to consider the loads that your canopy might be subjected to such as snow drift as this will affect which glass hardware will work best for your application.

The connection with glass size and thickness…
If you’d like to increase your glass panel size, then the deflectionThe distance that a structural member (such as glass) displaces when under load. This is an important factor to consider in design to manage the stress in the glass. of the glass will increase and you’ll likely have to increase your glass thickness. But this doesn’t always have to be the case, talk to us as we have some creative support products that may allow you to minimize the glass deflection and thus the glass thickness.