Canopy is a useful architectural element withGreat functional load. Protection from rain and scorching sun is its priority. To make this design ergonomic and useful, it is necessary to think over all its details and choose the appropriate option.
What are the sheds
There are a number of varieties. Canopies can act as:
- Roof porch;
According to the method of construction canopies are:
- Separately standing.
The main difference between a stand-alone canopyPergolas is the presence of a roof. Their main purpose is to protect objects and people from manifestations of the external environment. Such canopies are used in parking lots, in the construction of arbors, for storing firewood and other things.
Attached canopies are mounted close to the main building. It turns out that one side of them is necessarily closed. With this design, you can equip a veranda or patio.
Attached canopies can be straight. This is the simplest version that can be used to protect the car. An inclined canopy allows rain and snow to roll down and not accumulate in dangerous quantities. Such an architectural element can be one-sided and two-slope, depending on the designer's intention.
There are also more complex forms. For example, arch structures are very common as canopies. Such their popularity is connected with a pleasant kind and simplicity of manufacturing, as the majority of materials for construction of canopies are well bent. A wavy canopy is also often used as a decorative element. Some materials, leaving the factory conveyor, already have a wavy form.
Materials for creating an attached canopy
In order to build this canopy,Which does not spoil the facade of the house and organically fit into the overall picture, you need to carefully select the materials. This will determine the color, texture and operational characteristics of the resulting element.
The most popular in recent years are:
- Profiled sheeting;
- Tiles of various manufacture;
- Dense varieties of textiles.
For a basis it is better to use:
- a rock;
The most popular material is polycarbonate. This is the simplest and cheapest way to attach a good canopy to the house. With the help of such a modern material canopy can be given any shape. It reliably protects against precipitation and excessive sunlight. Different color solutions and a pleasant texture do not spoil the facade of the house, but only decorate it, adding a useful element of construction. The frame for a polycarbonate roof can be wood or metal profiles.
One drawback of polycarbonate is the largeTransparency, which does not allow him to protect the place under a canopy from the sun's rays completely. In the case where the canopy is on the sunny side, it is better to use corrugated board from more dense materials. He will give more shade, protect the car or furniture from burning out, while preserving all the benefits of polycarbonate.
Fabric canopies give the designer a large field forActivities. A variety of colors and textures will make it possible to decorate the house and plot in the desired style. This canopy is easy and relatively simple to install. In specialized stores you can often find a ready fabric canopy on a metal frame, which you only need to install on the selected wall.
Fabric canopy can be easily removed. Uncomplicated manipulations such a design is pressed against the wall and remains there until the next use. Unlike other options, the fabric design can be used as needed without cluttering up space when the canopy is not needed.
Functional load on the canopy
The main purpose of any canopy isCreating a comfort zone under it. The territory protected from aggressive manifestations of the environment can be used as a terrace. It does not matter what the architectural element is made of. It can be made from simple materials and be a continuation of the house or be a separate element of the decor, artfully made of expensive and exquisite components. Such are carved wooden structures or canopies with the use of natural stone as decoration.
The dimensions of the canopy depend only on the available areaAnd the desire of the owner of the house. Some people just need to protect the porch with a canopy, while others place sets of furniture and other objects for recreation of a large company under a multimeter.
Decorative elements for decorating a canopyCan be carved balusters, ceiling skirting boards, beautifully decorated corners and much more. The variety of wood species can also become the basis for the designer's flight fantasy.
The most important criterion for choosing a canopy styleAre the surrounding details. Landscape design can have a significant impact on the choice of shape and material design. A harmonious combination of all components of the facade of the house, the design of the plot and the canopy itself is the key to success.