What are GRP Door Canopies?

Glass Reinforced Plastic, or GRP, is a composite material made from polyester resin reinforced with glass fibres. This combination results in a material that is exceptionally strong, lightweight, and resistant to weathering and corrosion. GRP door canopies leverage these properties to provide protective and decorative coverings for any door.

At DW Windows we install high quality canopies that suit any property. Our range of door canopies are easy to fit and are long lasting. No need to request building regulations!

Transform the look of your West Midlands home with a GRP over door canopy. Easy to install and maintenance free, GRP over-door canopies offer the perfect solution to add an elegant entrance to your home. Our overdoor canopies are more cost-effective than a porch, simple to install, and look great – giving your front door a distinctive edge.

Advantages of GRP Door Canopies

GRP is known for its robustness and durability. It does not warp, rot, or corrode, making it an ideal material for outdoor applications. Unlike traditional wooden canopies, GRP can withstand harsh weather conditions, from heavy rain and snow to intense sunlight.

This makes one of the significant benefits of GRP door canopies is their low maintenance requirements. They do not require regular painting or treatment, unlike wood, and can be easily cleaned with mild soap and water. We do not recommend using harsh cleaning products as it may damage or corrode the plastic.

At DW Windows we have many different shapes and styles of canopies, allowing for a wide range of design options. Whether homeowners prefer a classic, Victorian-style canopy or a sleek, modern look, GRP can accommodate diverse architectural preferences.

Despite their strength, GRP door canopies are lightweight, which simplifies installation and reduces the structural load on buildings. This characteristic makes them suitable for both new constructions older structures.

One of the standout features of an over door canopy is the ability to customise them to suit specific needs and tastes. At DW Windows we offer various options in terms of colour, texture, and finish. Additionally, GRP canopies can be designed to incorporate lighting, signage, or other decorative elements, further enhancing their functionality and visual appeal.

The installation of a canopy for front doors can be straightforward, often involving simple mounting brackets and minimal structural modifications. Due to their lightweight nature, DW Windows can install them quickly and safely without the need for heavy machinery or extensive labour.

Environmental Considerations

GRP is an environmentally friendly material. It has a long lifespan, which reduces the need for replacements and conserves resources. Additionally, advancements in recycling techniques are making it increasingly possible to repurpose GRP materials at the end of their life cycle, further reducing environmental impact.

Front Door Canopy with Pillars

Door surrounds and pillars can dramatically improve the visual appeal of your home’s entrance. They create a focal point that draws attention and adds character, making your home stand out in the neighbourhood.

Our Edwardian style Atlantis GRP (fibreglass) Door Surround is made up of two side pilasters and the Edwardian style flat pediment door top, ideal to replace any existing wooden door surround or to create a grand look to the entrance of your home.

Door pillars are more than just decorative elements; they are integral components that enhance the beauty, value and structural integrity of your home. With a wide range of styles and materials available, you can find the perfect combination to complement your home’s architecture and reflect your personal taste.

Our Victorian style Odysseus GRP (fibreglass) Door Surround is made up of two side pilasters and the Victorian style apex pediment door top, ideal to replace any existing rotten wooden door surround or to create a grand look to the entrance of your home. The pilasters can easily be cut to size at the bottom to allow for different door heights.

Door Canopy UK

GRP door canopies represent a perfect blend of modern materials and traditional design sensibilities. They offer a practical solution for enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of entryways, combining durability, low maintenance, and design flexibility. Whether for residential, commercial, or public buildings, GRP door canopies are a smart choice for those looking to invest in quality and style.

Jess Foster

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