Things to Consider When Buying Outdoor Canopies

Canopy Ideas

Outdoor canopies are flexible shelters for you to enjoy a good time with your family. Though any shade canopy is a great addition to your home, making specific decisions based on various factors will ensure a great user experience. Here are few things that you need to consider!

Portable Canopies Vs Semi-Permanent Canopies

Semi-permanent canopies are extremely durable, generally larger in size, and thus offer outstanding comfort for your family, but due to their excess bulk, these are not easily transportable. A portable canopy tent on the other hand is designed with lightweight materials and can be transported easily.

You are the only one who can decide the ideal canopy for your use. Are you a person who goes for picnics often? Or do you want to move the canopy’s location in your garden often? Are you looking for reliable canopy tents that can withstand severe winds and other harsh weather conditions?

Ask these questions to yourself and choose which canopy will be the best companion for you!

Choosing the Right Size Shade Canopies

It’s interesting to note that many clients have trouble in choosing the right size for their outdoor canopies. They are either inclined to smaller ones or the larger ones but making an unbiased decision sounds tough for a lot out there!

For instance, some customers choose very large shade canopies for their small family and as it turns out, large canopies are heavier than small canopy tents. Trouble will start following you in transportation, moving it from one place to another and storage.


Similarly, the budget consciousness or fascination to small canopies make some customers choose outdoor canopies that are extremely small. Needless to say, these are not suitable for their entire family to enjoy a vacation.

You need to find the perfect balance between size, portability and budget when it comes to choosing shade canopies.

For those who are buying canopies for dinner parties, seminars and other social gatherings, accommodating their guests is very important and this should be assessed carefully.

A good example are caterers, DJs and music bands that typically occupy significant space inside your canopy, so leaving room for your guests is not possible if you stick to a smaller one.

Construction Materials for Canopies

An outdoor canopy can be manufactured with different materials. Make your choices carefully to withstand extra forces and abuses that canopy tents have to go through.

Aluminum frames are very popular as they can offer amazing structural strength but they are extremely lightweight compared to steel. They can ensure maximum portability and compared to steel, they are resistant to rust too. Aluminum shade canopies need an important consideration in your decision as they can be set up by a single person. If you don’t have access to help from your friends or relatives every time, go lightweight with aluminum portable canopies.

Though steel canopy tents are heavier compared to their aluminum counterparts, they offer excellent structural strength and are able to withstand bends, natural force related damages etc. They are, however, not easy to be installed by a single person.

These are some important things you should keep in mind when looking for outdoor canopies.

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