31 Jul Covered Walk Ways to Keep You Dry
Covered walkways have a functional purpose, but they can also provide an attractive entrance area for large public or private buildings. They can be transparent with a metal or other kind of rigid frame. They can have coloured supports and the transparent plastic covering can be tinted too. Most covered walk ways are simple in appearance, providing a purely functional purpose. They are often used between adjacent buildings owned by the same company, or for drivers to park and exit their cars without getting wet if it is raining.
Covered walkways are very useful for disabled drivers, for example. These drivers, because of their disabilities, need time to enter and exit their vehicles. When it is raining and windy, or snowing even, as is unfortunately often the case in the UK, this sometimes quite lengthy, yet necessary, procedure can be very uncomfortable and unpleasant. A simple covered walk way allows drivers with special needs to park in comfort, knowing they can exit and re-enter their cars while keeping perfectly dry. Public places that provide covered walk ways for disabled people are really simply showing a degree of respect for those who are less fortunate than most.
Covered walk ways erected over a main front door to a public building, or a large office building, provides a kind of small porch, in a way. People entering and exiting the building do not have to plunge straight out into the elements. They can leave the building, but still be sheltered to some degree. This makes the experience a more pleasant one, and it is also quite practical in many ways too.
Covered walk ways can add an attractive architectural feature to any building. It provides the building owners a chance to make a kind of simple statement, while at the same time providing a shelter from adverse weather, or indeed too harsh a sun, should that be the case. Some covered walk ways have been designed to provide a highly attractive appearance, which goes much further than its purely functional needs. The subtle use of colour and unusual materials can greatly enhance any of the many covered walk ways to be found across the UK.
Covered walk ways do not have to only be functional. They can provide an attractive addition to any building, complementing its architectural features. The functional aspects of covered walk ways are simply to keep people comfortable while moving from one area to another, or while entering and exiting parked vehicles.