The Good Canopy Guide Part 4

Able Canopies have put together a fantastic guide to help you choose the ideal canopy for you. It is named The Good Canopy Guide. This guide outlines all of the different options you will need to take into consideration when purchasing a canopy.

Each week we will post a new section of the guide for you to read and take into consideration. If you would like to view the full guide now please click here where you can view it online or download your free printable version.

The Good Canopy Guide Part 4

What Makes a Good Canopy?…

Choosing the correct canopy for you and your organisation can be a daunting prospect as there are so many different products to choose from and, when choosing a product, you may also find yourself faced with even more choices to make; for example, the design, size, and construction materials are all important factors to consider, along with the roof covering and colour of the canopy. There are also other important factors that you may need to take into consideration such as whether the canopy offers UV protection.

That’s why here at Able Canopies, we would like to make your life a little easier by giving you all the information you need to help you to choose the right canopy for you.

Click here to view part 1, part 2 and part 3 of the guide.

This week we are going to go through how to choose the ideal size of you canopy and the colours and finishes available.

4. Size

Choosing the size of the canopy depends on the size of the area that you wish to cover. Some canopy designs are limited to certain sizes, others are more suited to large spans so researching the possible sizes for each design is worth looking into. You will also need to take in to consideration what you plan to use the canopy for, as certain purposes may require a larger canopy.

Our canopies are available in a range of sizes, the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy has an unlimited length and therefore can cover large areas, it can also be constructed in smaller sizes if desired as shown below. The Hamilton Free Standing Canopy on the other hand  is our largest free standing canopy. It has a maximum width of 11m and an an unlimited length enabling it to cover large areas making it ideal for event venues etc.

5. Colours and Finishes

The finish you choose for your canopy can affect both its look and its life expectancy. At Able Canopies we offer three  finish options to the majority of our canopies: galvanised, powder coated or galvanised and powder coated.

Galvanising your canopy provides the best corrosion protection and leaves your canopy with a dull silver finish. This finish works well in modern settings as it creates an industrial feel to the canopy.

If this is not correct for your environment you may wish to powder coat the framework instead; or  alternatively you can galvanise and then powder coat it.

Choosing the colour of the canopy is not the most important factor, yet if a range of colours are offered to you it is a great advantage as you can choose to colour your canopy so that it fits in with your current surroundings. Or, if you prefer, you could make a striking feature of your canopy by choosing a contrasting colour to your current aesthetics.

Download The Good Canopy Guide

Able Canopies Ltd. design, manufacture and install commercial grade canopies, shade sails,
awnings and shelters across the UK. We specialise in servicing the education, leisure,
healthcare and retail sectors and have extensive experience working with
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Christine

Marketing Assistant Manager at Able Canopies Ltd
Christine is Able Canopies' Marketing Assistant Manager and is an advocate of outdoor learning. She is a big fan of fundraising and is always looking for fresh fundraising and outdoor learning ideas to share.

One thought on “The Good Canopy Guide Part 4

  1. This set of blogs nicely draws attention to the potential pitfalls of purchasing a canopy and making sure that all considerations are carefully thought through before reaching a conclusive decision and commitment to buy. This is indeed where Able Canopies excels in offering sound advice and perhaps introducing a number of ideas and features that may not have been thought about by the less experienced, to ensure that customers are fully informed as to their available options.

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