Canopies: Best Options For Shelter,
Mobility, And Atmosphere,
The weather is
warming up again, and people are thinking about and spending more time on outdoor
activities. Whether you are looking for sun shelter, craft display, or a party
room, there is probably a canopy style and size to meet your need.
you've shopped for the best canopy in the past, it's worth taking another look.
Prices are down, fabrics are more attractive, and styles are more varied. There
are three general categories of canopies, one of which will certainly fit what
Instant shelters are ideal
for people who are looking for a canopy that is portable, compact, easy to set
up and take down. They come pre-assembled and are ready for immediate use, and
can be set up in less than 5 minutes. Simply unfold the shelter like an accordion
and snap into place. No ropes, wires, tools or assembly needed. They come with
their own storage bag, and are small enough to fit in the trunk of most cars.
have a 10' x 10' coverage area - some are larger at 10' x 12' or 12' x 15', a
few as small as 5' x 5' - and are available in over a dozen colors. New designs
this year are stronger, lighter and more durable. Portable pop-ups add mobility
and charm to
- Craft Displays and
Hobby Booths: Define your rented space, and make your booth stand out.
and Backyard Events - Provide shelter for the cook or small guest tables..
shows - A colorful and shady 'storefront' will attract visitors to your display.
Shade & Party Canopies
in this group tend to be larger than the portables discussed above. These shade
canopies also come in a greater variety of sizes, designs, fabric,
and construction. You're bound to find one for almost any purpose. Consider a
few of the many uses for these styles:
Party Tents: Airy and brightly colored to provide a welcome gathering place.
Shelters: Add a shady retreat and atmosphere to any backyard.
Canopies: A sstyle to fit almost any community festival activity or display.
addition to shade, a stylish party
tent or canopy can add flare and personality to any outdoor celebration,
social gathering, or even wedding.
as garage kits , these are open or enclosed canvas shelters that can be found
to fit virtually anything on wheels. The polyethylene fabrics and steel frames
are built for long exposure to the weather, and they are a very economical alternative
to permanent garage structures. The most common types can be grouped into three
- All-metal Garage Kits:
Stand-alone structures, made for do-it-yourself assembly.
Vehicle Canopy: Complete protection for vehicles as small as an ATV, up to a 40'
- Open Car Canopies: Open
on all sides, easy to setup and move, effective sun shelter.
a look at one of the best collections of shade
we've seen anywhere. They have a complete range of sizes and styles, and with
a bonus on shipping, the prices are excellent. You'll also find over 30 different
, some of which can do double-duty as an attractive shade canopy for social gatherings.
not sure if 'instant pop-ups' are for you ? A quick review of the advantages
of instant canopies should help you decide if they fit your situation.
important part of your home decor, consider how an outdoor
canopy can be used to create new living space and style in your
Looking for a vehicle shelter
or garage kit ? Before you buy, here is some helpful information about car
canopies and portable