Samson Canopies and Verandas
Samson offer several glass or polycarbonate canopy systems for both domestic and commercial applications. A fixed canopy properly installed will remove all risks of issues in high winds and heavy rainfall normally associated with fabric solutions. In a busy commercial environment, such as a restaurant or public house, the management of products such as giant umbrellas in never going to be guaranteed so sudden heavy storms or big gusts of winds in a weather front quite often catch you out. With a fixed glass or polycarbonate roof this is never an issue.
All our glass and polycarbonate veranda systems are manufactured from aluminium rather than inferior and weaker structures like Upvc or any kind of plastic coated steel. Aluminium will provide excellent strength, whilst also being able to be formed into many various straight and curved shapes with detailed profiling giving a far more attractive final visual appearance to the framework.
Polycarbonate Canopies and Verandas
Most polycarbonate roof canopies are used to either covering areas in and around gardens and patios or for car ports. The easy addition of covered space providing 365 day a year rain protection is appealing to so many people, domestic and commercial, especially when not much building work is required. Most simple lean to canopy systems only require a wall plate fixing to a suitable structure and then the appropriate number of support posts to hold the roof beams and polycarbonate inserts.
A minimum pitch for the fast dispersal of rainwater is recommended and concrete pads for the support and stability of the front profile support posts. Each aluminium front support post used in our Samson range, will also act as a rainwater drainage downpipe with the rainwater coming directly down the leg from the guttering at the front and exiting wherever required either straight onto the ground or away into a soakaway or existing drainage pipework.
The glass veranda systems we offer provide the most light and clear vision of any product and enables small, medium and large areas to be covered and used all year round. The glass veranda will be less noisy in heavy rain than the polycarbonate, but glass is heavier so the structures have to accommodate this in the design and support sections. The glass veranda systems we supply will be strong enough to take further products and offer additional protection for the sides and front to ultimately fully enclose the structure to form an “outdoor room.” For additional outdoor covered space with proper protection from the elements a glass veranda or room is ideal for commercial use as you do not have to manage the roof at all but only how much or little the side infills are utilised depending on the weather at any time.
Additional infra red halogen heating and LED lighting can all be incorporated to provide more use at night and in cooler weather. Integral fabric blinds can be fitted on top of, or underneath the glass roof to control intense sunshine in the hottest months.
All the glass and polycarbonate canopy and veranda systems available from Samson offer the very highest quality aluminium framework structure and most have a 10 year guarantee as standard. The systems are all made to order and are constantly being developed to enable the use of additional elements to further enhance the outdoor ‘al fresco’ living experience.
Samson can offer all the systems as supply only for DIY installation or professional installation and advice on the best sizing and specification to suit your needs.