Aluminium walkway covers for supermarkets or schools offer a variety of benefits. The most obvious benefit is that walkway covers help to keep people dry as they enter and leave your building when it is raining or snowing. Covered walkways also help create shaded pathways during hot weather, and they offer a range of environmental benefits.
Environmental Benefits of Aluminium Walkways.
Aluminium is a metal that really stands up to the elements. It does not rust, and it is easily cleaned. Its durable nature helps it to look nice throughout its lifecycle.
What all of that means for schools and supermarkets is that there are fewer maintenance costs associated with Aluminium canopies. Further, because Aluminium looks good for much longer than most products, you do not have to replace it as often. That is a double cost savings benefit – less maintenance and a longer life cycle. Both supermarkets and schools have very restricted budgets so building products that help to improve the services offered by both must be economical and enduring. Aluminium is both.
The Shade Factor
Shade is important because one of the highest building costs annually is for heating and cooling. Aluminium walkway covers help to shade entryways from incoming solar radiation which means your lobby stays cooler during the hot months of the year.
During the wet months, a covered walkway is inviting. For students, not having to trek long distances in the pouring rain means they stay dry and are comfortably ready to learn. For shoppers, staying dry is also part of the equation.
Aluminium walkway covers also make a perfect location for solar panels should your organization go that route. Walkways provide the perfect perch for solar panels which help to further lower energy costs for your building.
The benefits of adding Aluminium walkway covers are many. The environmental benefits include better energy efficiency and the potential to use your Aluminium walkway covers as a step-off point for adding solar power. In some situations, Aluminium walkway covers may help your building qualify for BRE (Building Research Establishment) certification.
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