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Signs it’s time for you to invest in an outdoor canopy

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Have you been toying with the idea of installing an outdoor canopy? Or perhaps it’s an option you’ve only just become aware of and are starting to research?

Whatever your circumstances, there are numerous benefits to be gained from investing in an outdoor canopy, whether you’re a college or school, hotel or restaurant, homeowner, care home, hospital or manufacturer.

The beauty of outdoor canopies is that they’re suitable for the widest range of environments (as the shortlist immediately above suggests). Many of today’s industry-leading models can also be tailored to your exact requirements, making sure that your investment is fit for purpose now, and for many years to come.

So, we’ve briefly touched on some of the benefits of installing an outdoor canopy in the last few paragraphs. But how can you be sure you should join the growing number of individuals, businesses and organisations who have chosen to invest in one (or several)? These signs will help:

SIGN 1: Your outdoor space is seriously underused

With the great British weather being such a mixed bag all-year round, it’s not uncommon for outdoor garden areas, terraces, patios, etc. to wind up being underused.

We see it happen all of the time within the hospitality sector. Pub, bar, hotel and restaurant owners want to provide their customers with the trendy al fresco experience, yet the weather more often than not, has other ideas…

It’s why so many of them have invested in an outdoor canopy, like our hugely-popular Cantabria system. Not only does it mean they can cater for their customers’ requirements, regardless of what the weather’s doing, they can put their outdoor space to good use.

It’s worth noting here that it’s not just hospitality professionals who are using outdoor canopies to their advantage. Homeowners looking to dine in their gardens in all seasons and schools wanting to turn their courtyards into highly-engaging outdoor learning environments, are just two more examples of how canopies are being used to make better use of outdoor spaces.

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SIGN 2: You’ve run out of space!  

This is a common situation that’s encountered by many of our customers. From schools in need of more dining room space, to hotels wanting to be able to seat more guests so that they can increase their profits (we’ll explain this point further below), lack of space is a really common issue.

Going down the extension route costs time and money and, in many circumstances, requires planning permission. However, installing an outdoor canopy, such as our retractable Cantabria system, can provide protection from 90% of the strongest UV rays and wind speeds of up to 60km/h, is far more straightforward, efficient and cost effective.

Plus, outdoor canopies are multi-functional spaces, so you can use them for far more than you originally planned.

SIGN 3: You want to seat more customers 

More covers = more sales within the hospitality sector. But while this may sound like a pretty simple statement, achieving it can be far from that, especially if you haven’t got the space to cater for more customers…

…which is where outdoor canopies come in. We’ve worked with countless hospitality customers over the years and it’s an investment that really pays off for them. By installing a Cantabria canopy, they can cater for more customers in every season.

There are all sorts of signs that indicate you should invest in an outdoor canopy, far more than the three we’ve listed above. If you’d like to find out more, would like some more guidance, or would like to discuss your outdoor canopy requirements with us, contact us on 01254 777 002 or karen@canopiesuk.co.uk.