Furniture protection: A shady retreat protects the wood and fabric
on patio benches, tables, and chairs. By preventing fading and drying that comes
with exposure to sunlight, you'll add years to the life of your outdoor furniture.
Affordability: Prices vary, but even the best canvas gazebos and covers
are relatively inexpensive. A room size 12' x 12' shelter offers much more shaded
area than the largest patio umbrellas. Yet it costs much less than the smallest
wood gazebo or patio awning.
Your personal get-away: Thinking only of social events and parties ? Then
you're missing out ! Add a patio swing or hammock, and let your shelter define
a shady garden retreat. Create an inviting atmosphere with a few item of patio
decor. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the feeling of quiet and relaxation you
4. Health protection:
It's about more than just comfort.The health dangers of too much sun are well-known,
but a good shade cover will provide 99% protection from harmful UV rays. Add a
little health protection for those you care about - your friends, children, and
5. More uses: A shade canopy, in effect, adds
a patio 'room' to your house and property. You'll get far more use from your yard
under more conditions because you'll find more reasons to enjoy to enjoy time
out of doors.
6. More shade and stability: Patio umbrellas
are nice and they have their place. But garden shelters are much larger, and give
you much greater sheltered space. A typical 10' x 10' canopy provides more room
for furniture and guests underneath. And they're not nearly as susceptible to
being blown over by the wind.
7. Less daunted by weather:
A shelter or tent puts you more in control of your outdoor activities, by minimizing
the effects of weather. No need to cancel that BBQ or rush inside out of that
unexpected rain or harsh sun. With UV protection and a waterproof fabric, unexpected
heat, glare, or rain will have less impact on your planned activity.
8. Variety of choices: There are many variations in frame shape
and size, canvas design, and overall function. From the beach to the backyard,
for the barbecue or wedding, you should have no problem finding the right choice.
9. Extend the outdoor season: Set-up is simple and quick
with the many pop-up and portable canopies on the market. But consider extending
the season of your outdoor activates by using an aluminum or steel canopy as a
semi permanent structure. Sidewalls that can be closed or tied open provide more
flexibility for seasonal changes, so you'll be able to do more no matter what
10. Beauty and style: Finally, don't forget
the beauty these structures can bring to your yard. With a little thought to design,
your canvas shelter can enhance any outdoor decor. It can even be a focal point.
There are different colors and canvas fabric patterns available. Design styles
include the sleek and modern, old-fashioned, festive, graceful, and even formal.