As the official start of summer kicks off with the longest day of the year, our thoughts inevitably turn to our gardens. Could this be a season of blissful afternoons spent on the patio and evening barbeques shared with friends?
Will this be the year we can actually invite family over for a get-together and enjoy their company and conversation outside wiling away the hours over some delicious food and a glass of wine or beer?
Well, there’s one addition to your home that could make this much more of a reality – a patio canopy.
Lots of homes have a patio or terrace area outside, providing a great outdoor extension to the living and social area of a house. They’re perfect for the summer months, whether it’s breakfast outside, a mid-afternoon break from gardening, or evening drinks in the setting sun.
But a patio area without any kind of shelter or shade is exposed to the elements, and we all know what the British summertime can often be like. If there isn’t scorching hot sunshine, there’s likely to be sudden downpours.
A garden canopy can be just the solution to provide that extra bit of protection, in one way or another, to your patio or outdoor space. It offers a useful cover which you can retreat under if the weather turns too wet or too hot, and gives you an extra area outside to store garden furniture without worrying about the rain!
Patio canopies can also offer you and your family some much-needed protection from the sun when it gets too powerful over the summer. For example, our canopies are all coated with Melinex gel, which allows natural light to permeate through the shelter but filters out those harmful UV rays.
This means that children can play underneath the canopy and be protected from the sun – reassuring for parents who worry about too much exposure. Our gel coated systems also prevent garden furniture and fabrics from fading in the harsh sunlight.
All our canopies use a cantilevered design system, which means you’ll get the maximum benefit from shade and shelter without any obstructions on your patio or garden terrace.
The canopies are entirely self-supporting, which eliminates the need for any large pillars or posts to hold up the roof. Not only does this mean you’ll retain the same amount of space outside, it also ensures there’s nothing for children to bump into or fall over when they’re playing in the garden.
Flexible size and design
This cantilever construction also means that the patio canopy can be fitted to the side of your house in exactly the size and design you’d like. Each canopy is bespoke to your individual needs, meaning you can customise it to your home with a variety of styles and colours.
If you wanted a walkway around the side of your house to offer additional shelter from your backdoor to your utility room or garage, for example, a canopy can easily be designed to run continuously around the side of your home.