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By DJ Willis Subscribe to RSS | April 13th 2012 | Views:


Those who bring in grocery bags into the house for their family know why a door canopy is a really good idea. The task of getting bags in to the house requires dropping the bags on the floor, getting the keys to your home, putting the key in to the door to unlock the house, and finally entering the home with the bags. It requires quite a bit of time for you to get into the house with bags. During this time, rain and snow can make things even more difficult.

Even when there's no rain or snow, it is still very nice to have something cover the door area from the sun. A nice spot for shade can be quite helpful when finding the keys to enter the house. Naturally, a bigger canopy will likely be needed for sun protection since the sun changes position each day as well as the seasons.


One great choice for a door canopy is a retractable model. This is a great feature to own since there are times when a canopy is not needed. If the weather conditions are nice and there's the necessity for sunlight to enter the window on a door, then it would be better to keep the canopy retracted. Same thing is true when there is gonna be a lot of wind.

However, the canopy can be put out once the temperature is going to be bad with rain or snow. This will allow people to enter the house without getting wet. It'll provide a good amount of shelter during inclement weather. Nobody likes to get pelted with rain or snow while getting the keys out. This will make things much better for the home's occupants as well as guests.

Energy Savings

Using a door canopy can lead to energy savings as well, especially for individuals who have a clear glass door such as in the backyard. With a canopy, the sunlight can be reflected away from the house in an effort to save on cooling costs throughout the summer. Up to 77% of solar heat is usually blocked. As a result, the savings in cooling costs may be up to 20% during the summer.

Another nice side-effect of blocking sunlight is it may cause the floor and furniture near the door to fade less from not having as much direct sunlight exposure. Additionally, it keeps the house darker if that's the effect desired, which is nice in the summer when it is very hot and humid.


Most people are worried about the durability of a door canopy. That is a perfectly valid concern in numerous regions where there is a wide range of inclement weather including the Midwest area of the U . S .. Most of the modern goods that can be found in the current market are designed for snow, hail, rain, and wind. Even though this does not mean they are indestructible, they are able to generally handle a major load.

If the conditions are going to be very bad with big hail stones, high winds, or a hurricane, many canopies can be retracted so that it does not get damaged if really bad weather occurs. Retracting can ensure that the canopy will last for many years.

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If you are in the market for new window awning or aluminum window awning you are in luck. There are plenty of quality awnings and door canopies to choose from. If you would like to learn more about your options for a new awning or door canopies, please visit General Awnings . You may also want to check make do it yourself patio covers.

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