Walkway Canopy Installation: Here’s What to Consider

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Frequent rain and snow weather season has gone, but you’d want your business to remain functional throughout the year. One way to achieve this is to install outdoor walkway canopies.

Canopies go well on just about any structure, including office buildings, hotels, shopping malls, movie theatres, schools and hospitals.

If your next project is walkway canopy installation, below are essential features to consider:

Walkway Width & Length

The Disability Discrimination Act mandates all institutions to encourage inclusive mobility. That will require you to ensure the commercial pavement is 5′ wide. If the width is less than 5′ in breadth, it should have passing spaces that measure 5′ by 5′ for every 200′. The length of the canopy should also cover the range of the walkway.


Take note of any structures that may obstruct the canopy. Potential obstructions include trees, power lines and light posts, among others.

Direction Change in Your Walkway

Is your walkway in a straight layout, or does it have a curved plan? Is there a curb on the pavement, and at what point is it located? These layout issues will determine the design of your walkway canopy and the materials needed for the project.


In some cases, the walkway can have stairs, so the ground level can have an angle of elevation. When installing a walkway canopy, you can approach this issue in two ways. One, the canopy posts can have different lengths to balance the difference in elevation. Two, the canopy section can step down from another canopy section.

Walkway canopies are a great addition to your commercial property, not only to protect people from rain, snow and heat, but to also add to its appeal. Proper installation of the canopy is necessary in order to serve its function. Apart from the above considerations, speak to a professional installer for reliable results.