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by Sam Lowry last modified Sep 06, 2012 02:54 AM
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Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Sam Lowry at July 23. 2005

I've got a wacky front door which needs an awning. Wacky because if the awning is too big, it will block windows. Anybody have a source for creative awning ideas?
Thanks,
SL

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Splatgirl at July 24. 2005

Google shade sail. They're fabric and can be made in any size and shape.

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Nicole Herold at July 25. 2005

Are you looking for an awning to block sun or just weather? Have you thought of a glass awning? We saw them all over Vancouver (to block rain for shoppers entering/exiting small store fronts) and fell in love.

These are the companies I found quickly with Google. We don't know how or if we are going to make ours yet.

[url href=http://www.tacometals.com/prod-level4.asp?Action=SubCatStartPage=Homec=2sID=12]Glass Canopy by Taco Metals[/url]
[url href=http://www.rainierindustries.com/enewsletters/metalglass.htm]Glass Awning by Ranier Industries[/url]

mjfreestone also had a great picture in one of the threads of his front door and glass awning, but I can't seem to find it right now.

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Sam Lowry at July 28. 2005

Blocking rain is the objective. Thanks for the ideas. I didn't even know where to start. This (http://www.tacometals.com/download/CANNOPY9B.jpg) sort of thing would be perfect. I should have thought of it having lived in Seattle, but I've become too happy in the SF Bay Area.

Thank you again!
-SL

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Michael Ramsey at August 05. 2005

I can't remember when or where I saw it, but I remember what it was clearly.
An early eighties Volvo rear hatch (all glass) with aluminum rods and hing attached it to a house. Instant success, sweet recycling. Couldnt have cost more than $150 to assemble, and all the holes you need are already there.
Just swing by a car salvage yard and poke around, you may find the same thing. Even if you have to remove one from a frame or pay the yard to do it, it comes in less than some other similar designs.
The only problem is that it isn't HUGE.
If I had an application for it, I would do the same.

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Nicole Herold at August 06. 2005

You saw that Volvo door on HGTV's Extreme Homes. I clearly remember that house now that you mention it. :)

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by Michael Ramsey at August 06. 2005

Actually, I jogged my memory today when I saw a volvo.
I saw it in a magazine at a whole foods market, or a co-op.
It was probably in both though, or possibly the show got the idea the same place I saw it.
It was neat.
:grin:

Re: Cool Door Awnings?

Posted by alicia yap at September 06. 2012

Awning can help to block the sunlight and also rain.

Check out here to know more about awning and canopies.
http://www.singaporeawning.com/articles/awning-and-canopies.html

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