When we think of outdoor canopies and shelters, we tend to imagine them on commercial buildings such as restaurants, shops, cafés and even in school playgrounds.
However, in recent times, canopies have also become extremely popular on private buildings such as homes. The reason for this is quite simple: because they are so versatile and have so many uses.
The Front of the Home
For many people, the front of their home is the main focus point. It is what passing people and visitors first see, and in many cases gives the first impression of the people who live inside.
It is for this reason that many people spend so much time and money on their front garden, attractive slabs for the drive or pathway, porches and attractive features. It is also why the idea of door canopies for homes are so hugely popular.
Not only do these serve a practical purpose in that they allow a person waiting to get into the home to stay sheltered from whatever weather elements may be present on a particular day but the canopy also adds an attractive and inviting appearance to the front of the home.
Outdoor shelters are also hugely useful for the sides of homes which don’t have garages or carports. The reason being that they offer shelter for cars, bikes and other equipment. Of course, it would be necessary for the home owner to take some security precautions such as locks or alarms if they intended to keep expensive items outside underneath a wall mounted canopy.
The Rear of the Home
It is often at the rear of the home, in a back garden or yard, that the use of outdoor canopies begins to make more sense. Because of the shelter they offer, they have a wide variety of uses.
It’s fair to say that many of the more modern homes offer less in the way of living space than those built some years ago. The reasons for this are of course money and use of building land on the part of the builders.
However, these smaller homes do offer problems for the people who choose to live within them, in that some simply don’t offer the amount of living space which the family needs. Therefore, adding a wall mounted canopy or shelter can give the family a great deal more space, sheltered from the weather, that they may desperately need. They could then use this for outdoor dining or playing space for young children.
With some imagination, and items such as outdoor heaters to protect against cold days and cool summer evenings, there is no reason why a wall mounted canopy couldn’t make a perfectly good and accessible additional living or dining room – especially if it is situated within walking distance of the kitchen.
Finally, as they’re planning their garden, many people worry about the weather. Of course, rain and sunlight are essential for good growing but an excess of these can be as bad as too little. Therefore, adding door canopies where plants can be moved for relief from the weather could be a godsend.
Clovis Canopies have a wide range of outdoor canopies and shelters for residential and commercial buildings.