A covered walkway often is considered as a luxury product, especially by organizations like schools on strict budget. A site may function without a walkway, but the benefits of walkway can significantly outweigh initial cost. A walkway links sites together while providing a feel of integration to the entire setting. It also improves experience of the students, staffs and/or visitors while they travel around the site.
What if the walkway can be covered during cold winter months to avoid salting and shoveling? Or what if the scorching sun can be blocked from the walkway while scampering across it in bare feet? Well both are possible with covered walkways. The key concept behind this is simple. All it needs is to install a structure that covers entire length of the walkway and the walkway would remain sheltered from all elements. Walkway covers are something that can be used for both residential and commercial purposes. Walkway covers are available in different sizes and shapes so the users can choose one as per their need and choice.
Here is discussed the benefits of having covered walkways in schools.
Benefits of covered walkways for school
Covered walkways provide protection against sun and other weather conditions. It’s already known that too much exposure to harsh weather may cause a lot of problems as well as health issues. Covered walkways or custom canopies are excellent way to avoid them. In this regard, this may also be mentioned that excessive exposure to sun may cause serious health perils like skin cancers. And this is the key reason schools are installing walkway covers.
Apart from providing protection, these are used for connecting school buildings. Today, most schools consist of a multitude of buildings, especially at secondary level and that often spreads around a large site.
With increasing intake, the movement around the school during class/lessen change can be really disorganized, even when the weather is pleasant. A heavy downpour or a hot summer day can make the situation even worse as the students are likely to run for cover and this often results in slips and trips. Collisions between students are also common. A covered walkway makes movement around the school sensible and measured, irrespective of the weather.
Besides, staff, teachers, guardians and visitors to the school would also feel comfortable and welcomed while traveling around the premises. This would assure the guardians too that the school is concerned about the students’ welfare.
With increasing growth of population, schools are facing problems with accommodating students. And covered walkways help them to expand the premises by linking the remote area. And, definitely, the cost of installing a walkway encourages school authority to make such a decision. After all, covered walkways are less pricey than building brick and mortar roads.
These are the common benefits of installing covered walkways in the schools. Considering these benefits, schools of any budget, nowadays, prefer to install such a structure.