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Garden Canopies: Our Top Tips

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Garden canopies can provide some of the best shading solutions and will offer a range of benefits to help improve your home. However, it is important to consider a few things before purchasing an outdoor canopy. Here at Insignia, we have come up with a few top tips to help you find the best canopies for your garden!

Size it Up!

Although obvious, most people tend to forget how important it is to measure the area of your property where you want to install your garden canopy. Finding the right sized canopy is essential when it comes to creating enough shade and privacy for your outdoor living space. As most people will utilize this area during the warmer months, it is important that the right sized canopy is fitted to provide as much protection from the sun as possible.

When calculating the size of canopy for your property, you should consider the following:

  • The height of the canopy
  • The width of the canopy
  • The distance between the windows, doors and roof of your home
  • The depth of the outdoor living space you want covered

What Fabric?

Garden canopies are great for all-year-round usage. Because of this, you will need to consider buying a garden canopy that can withstand various weather conditions like wind, rain and extreme heat. Finding a fabric that can do this is important to ensure that your garden canopy doesn’t deteriorate or fade through time.

Choosing a Design

Garden canopies are an extension of your home so you should choose a design that will best compliment the rest of your property. Whether you are looking at neutral shades for a modern and minimalistic approach, or bright colours and patterns to incorporate into a more traditional property, make sure that what you choose suits the overall style of your home.
It is also important to consider complimenting your garden canopy to the furniture and outdoor décor of your home. Doing this will help to create a more attractive and balanced design to your living space.

Garden Awnings at Insignia

Here at Insignia Shade and Shutter Company, we offer a range of garden canopies, summer awnings, pergolas and verandas. Our expert team have over 20 years of industry experience and can professionally fit your outdoor canopies so that you receive quality finishes to your home!

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact our expert team on 01202 741671 today!

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