Fabric canopies are horizontal, overhead covers, often made of fabric, which are placed above a seating area, deck, patio or garden area. A fabric canopy is designed for shade and installed in a variety of different ways.
Benefits of a Fabric Canopy:
A fabric canopy is an effective way to create protection from sun and rain so you can fully enjoy your outdoor areas. A range of fabrics that can be installed in creative ways to create shade cover over your structure. A fabric canopy can be designed, fabricated and installed on multiple structures such as pergolas, gazebos, patios, outdoor seating areas and more.
The Fabric Canopy Structure:
Using durable, outdoor fabric to cover a framework is an attractive alternative to a traditional roof and protects from harsh, direct sunlight and rain. A fabric canopy is a great way to provide shade and protection without a permanent roof. The Canvas Works can create a canopy that is customized to fit any type of existing structure.
Retractable Fabric Canopies:
This canopy style consists of retractable fabric panels that protect from foul whether and harsh sun. Because this system typically runs back and forth along stainless steel supporting cables, it easily pulls back when shade is not desired. We install this system on an existing trellis or stand alone frame and it is often called a Roman Shade.
Fixed Fabric Canopy:
Fixed canopies consist of shade sails or cable tension canopies. Both styles are anchored to a roof or outdoor structure to form a overhead canopy that protects from shade and rain. These types of canopies are typically fabricated out of a flexible, UV-resistant membrane which is tensioned between several anchor points. In addition, they come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Because the fabric is permeable and breathable, it does not provide shelter from the rain unless the appropriate fabric is used.
The Canvas Works we work with you no matter what structure you have or plan to build. After visiting your site to template and measure, we design, fabricate and install an attractive and functional fabric cover. We make it happen! For more information see our Fabric Canopy Tech Flyer.
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