As you can see, the project was a little tricky to come up with a solution. At first we thought about some other options, but we ultimately decided that the best option was to surround the bar with lexan urricane panels. We chose the lexan for a few reasons. First, the customer wanted to really protect the bar from the strong winter winds. The lexan panels are hurricane tested, so a little(or a lot of!) wind is no match for them. It was also important to the owner that we maintain the look of the tiki-bar. With the lexan panels, you can see right through them and you can take off the bottom and top angles. What we did was we installed removable upper and bottom angles. Now, the owner could cover the bar, keeping it stylish and protected in the Winter, and he could take the panels and angles off completely for the Summer months. You be the judge of how the job came out!
As you can see, the panels fit around the bar perfectly and preserve the look of the tiki-bar. The channels on top are barely noticeable and can be removed regardless. The bottom and top angles are fastened with removable bolts, making installation safe and easy. We were also able to cut panels and angles to fit in spots with different elevation, as seen below.
As you can see, no matter the project, there is always a solution. Lexan panels are very protective, and as you can see, extremely Stylish!