The Good Canopy Guide Part 1

The Good Canopy Guide Part 1

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 1

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.

Here is your first instalment of our step by step guide to help you choose the perfect shade structure:

1. Construction

Canopies can be constructed from many different materials including steel, aluminium, timber and Glulam curved timber.

Steel is the most popular construction for our canopies as it is strong, robust and can be galvanised for ultimate corrosion protection. Steel posts can also be powder coated to any RAL colour enabling the structure to fit in with your surroundings seamlessly.

Aluminium is a construction we use for many of our free standing and wall mounted canopies, this construction offers a strong framework which is durable and made to last and can be finished in any RAL colour.

Timber/Glulam curved timber is a great material to choose if you require your canopy to fit into a natural woodland area or would like to create a contemporary feel to your current setting. Glulam timber is light in weight and environmentally friendly. All timber supplied by Able Canopies is sourced from sustainable forests.

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 schools, councils, architects and contracting firms.
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