Throwing Shade At Misconceptions About Canvas Canopies For Backyard Use

Your backyard is your own outdoor getaway and an extension of your living space. But, without good protection from the sun, it may not be as enjoyable as it should be to hang around and relax. A canvas canopy is a good investment for your home and backyard, but certain misconceptions can get in the way.

Misconception: Canvas canopies usually last a single season at best. 

Even though there are some low-quality canvas setups that may only last a single season, you should be able to get several years of use out of a well-built model. Some of the best canvas canopies will come with an extensive warranty that will cover defects for a year or even two. Look for this as an indicator of a well-manufactured canopy because it usually means you are looking at a product that the manufacturer is confident in. To prolong the life span of your canvas canopy, be sure to pull it down, dry it, and stow it away during cold seasons or when the canopy will not be in use.

Misconception: Canvas canopies have holes so they do not block the rain. 

When you think of canvas materials, you will naturally conjure up mental imagery of fabric with holes. However, the canvas canopies used to top backyard seating areas, patios, and pergolas are so tightly woven that they do not have holes in them. Therefore, they do a really good job of protecting you from the rain if you are sitting beneath the fabric. if you get a lot of rain in your area, make sure you opt for units that have the waterproof designation to ensure you get absolute rainfall protection. These canvas canopies are not just tightly woven to thwart moisture, they also tend to be sealed with a waterproof coating. 

Misconception: You can't really use a canvas canopy if you do not have an expensive frame. 

Most people associate canvas canopies with the expensive gazebo kits that come with a sturdy frame. However, you can make use of one of these canopies even if you do not want to invest in a certain frame. Most canopies created for backyard use have riveted eyelets at certain points so the canopy can be strung up with a heavy-duty cord. Some canopies are also designed to be napped to the edge of a gutter system with included fasteners that you install on gutters if you are looking for a good patio cover.

For more information, contact a company like Evans Awning.