The primary purpose of canopies is to protect and shield the space below them, and are usually used in exterior design. Modern design of canopies features glass instead of traditional materials such as iron or wood that are larger and more enclosing. Therefore, glass serves as an excellent replacement and material that provides for use of awnings indoors due to its translucency, and sense of opennes it creates, while maintaining the same functionality as traditional canopies. Glass used for such purposes can also be sanded and decorated with various effects. It is recommended to use self-cleaning glass for easier mantainance.
Regardless of the functionality and external influence, glass is safe because it is tampered or laminated, thickness ranging from 8 to 20 mm. Glass canopies can be installed on iron or inox frames, and are available in following forms: