Looking to fill your outdoor space? Here are 5 reasons you need a canopy.

If you have outdoor space available on your premises, a canopy might be just what you need. Whether you run an office business, school or public property, a canopy can provide numerous benefits for users, both practical and aesthetic. In this article, we'll look at five reasons why a canopy can enhance your outdoor space.

1) PROTECTION FROM THE SUN

Excess exposure to UV rays can be harmful, especially for youngsters and those with fair or sensitive skin. You may have a duty of care for people gathering outside, in a school say, or playgroup. A canopy here is an effective way of protecting them from harsh direct sunlight. Even in ‘smoker’s areas’ or open spaces outside a commercial office, you may want to alternate between direct sun and shade in the summer months. A canopy offers users the ability to enjoy outside areas safely in hot weather without having to go inside.

2) PROTECTION FROM THE RAIN

Of course, the blazing sun is not the only weather factor you need protection from! A rain shelter canopy means users can still go outside, even when it's pouring down. Whether for business, commerce, education or pleasure, a canopy gives you more space options, allowing you to make the most of your facilities.

3) ADDS VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY

Because of their versatility and visual appeal, canopies are also a great investment if you're thinking of selling or leasing a commercial property. Potential buyers and tenants are always looking for those distinguishing features that make a place more usable for their employees, and a canopy can help make your property more appealing to your target market.

4) ADDS ADDITIONAL SPACE

Space is at a premium on many urban sites and out-of-town business parks, so anything that extends your usable space is highly beneficial. A canopy may provide additional room for classes or project work in schools or colleges. Shops or restaurants benefit from greater customer capacity by introducing a commercial outdoor canopy. And for an office, it's an extra area to relax and socialise outdoors on breaks away from the desk with colleagues, and an alternative place to hold meetings in nice weather.

5) AESTHETIC VALUES

A well-designed and constructed canopy is not just highly functional. It can also be an attractive feature in your business premises. You can choose designs to match your chosen theme as well as materials that are hard-wearing and durable, with low maintenance to retain that ‘newly installed’ feel.

NEXT STEPS

If you're interested in learning more about your options for installing a canopy, it's worth having a chat with the experts. Concept Balustrades have been building and installing canopies and other metalwork for many years and we'll be glad to offer you further advice. Call 029 2167 9448 today to find out more.

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