When thinking about canopies and terrace roofs, many people might not have their emotions running high; but they play an important role in house designs and architecture for creating a welcoming feeling and secure space. ARIANE Aluminium-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, based in the heart of the German Sauerland, creates canopies that unite quality and design and are suitable for the front door or as a larger version to roof a terrace. “The right canopy over the front door can add value and upgrade the entrance area, can give the house an individual character and also protects the door, entrance and of course people from wind and rain,” says Peter W. Schauerte, managing partner at ARIANE. Using lightweight aluminium, ARIANE has developed a flexible modular system with more than 60 different models that are constantly redeveloped and improved.