A garden is a place to enjoy, in good weather and bad, in spring, in summer, and throughout all of the seasons. When you want to make sure your garden is useable all year round and you’re looking to make some practical home improvements, a garden sun canopy could be just the change you are looking for. It will give your garden more year round, long term usability, so you can enjoy your plants and flowers any time of the day or night without worrying about the weather, because your canopy system will provide shelter and will allow you to spend more time out of doors.
If you have questions about how, and where, to use a sun canopy, and how exactly it can improve your garden, then this guide is for you. You will learn about the ins and outs of the sun canopies available and how you can use them in your own garden.
What is a sun canopy, how does it work, and are there different options available?
A sun canopy is essentially an awning or covering that will provide a shelter in your garden. It will usually be made of fabric, though other options are available too like glass (these might be called verandas though) and usually, the canopy will be fully retractable as well. It can be folded in and out as you please so if you want sun, you can have it. Equally, if you want shade, you can have it, and it’s available right at your finger tips.
You can personalise your sun canopy as you wish, so you can choose to have a certain type of fabric, you can choose the cassette that it folds away into, and you can choose particular guttering systems to make it more like a room, and ensure that rainwater will be directed away from the area where you have the covering. There is also the chance to personalise your canopy underneath and make it like a little outdoor sitting room, with heating and lighting that can turn it into a warm and cosy experience to be outside.
Where should I install my sun canopy?
In general sun canopies are fitted onto the side of a building and over a patio area. You can have a new patio built to accommodate one or you can have a sun canopy erected over an existing patio. In general, by making sure the canopy is close to the house, it becomes like a core part of the home so that you can open your doors and step out into your newly created patio space.
How can a sun canopy improve my garden and will it really be worth the money?
Sun canopies can be worth every penny for people who want to create a dedicated seating area in their garden and enjoy the fresh air, without venturing too far from the house. If this sounds like you, then a sun canopy would be a worthwhile addition to your garden space.