It is finally warm and spring will soon arrive to ease us out of the harsh winter. Many of us are eager for warmer weather so we can enjoy the outdoors and take in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors.
Although Spring is usually pleasant in terms of temperature and humidity, it can still be wetter than the summer. Canopies can be used on patios to protect from rain or other precipitation. They also provide shade in the summer when the sun is relentless and there is no cloud cover.
In warmer months, an outdoor patio can almost become an extension of your house. This is especially true if you have a canopy that makes it more useful in bad weather. You want guests to come over in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. But too often we are forced to stay inside due to poor weather.
The following are key considerations when considering a canopy:
- Site height restrictions
- The area to be covered (width & length).
- To match the environment, consider branding or color themes
- Consider the position and number of posts. Do they restrict movement or allow people to flow freely?
- The requirement to use post pads
- You can choose from steel, polycarbonate, or PVC shade sails.
- Any restrictions on access to the site
- Who will be using the space?
- Maintenance of the canopy – Who will be maintaining it?
A quality patio and canopy combination can make your backyard a haven. There are many benefits to protecting your patio space.
- Protection from damaging UV rays and the hot sun.
- Shelter from hail, snow, and any other forms of precipitation
- Your furniture and decor are protected from the sun and rain.
The canopy’s length and width shade the indoor space of the home, which helps to reduce the cost of air conditioning in the summer.
A beautiful Skyscape canopy can be chosen to match your home and patio. It adds an elegant visual element that blends seamlessly into your property.
It allows you to decorate your home with soft mood lighting strings – perfect for nighttime when you need some lighting but not too bright.
Although the benefits of adding a canopy to your property are obvious and amazing, choosing the right one can prove difficult. We offer tips on how to choose the right canopy for your property.
Considerations When Choosing A Patio Canopy
It’s Important To Size It Up
Whatever size or style of patio you have, there is a canopy that can be made and installed. To determine the best canopy size, the dimensions of the patio must be considered. However, it is important to consider the length, width, and height of the patio.
You may also need to allow for some overhang to provide more space for guests and patio elements. The sun’s intensity and the location of your windows and doors will also impact the decision.
Retraction Or Not? That Is The Question
A retractable canopy allows you to open the top and let more sunlight in, but it is important to ensure that there is enough space for the canopy to retract.
Style And Design
You have the freedom to express your creativity when you have a canopy custom designed, built, and installed at your home by professionals. You can choose the design and material you want, as well as the colour palette, texture, and other features so it fits perfectly into your space.
We Deliver Gorgeous Canopies!
Cypress Railing is a well-respected company that produces canopies that are both beautiful and functional. They can be installed quickly so that you can enjoy your patio more than ever before. Canopies are a great way to make your patio more comfortable and livable, given the amount of rainfall Vancouver and its surrounding areas receive. We are happy to help you get started.