With the garden being the only real outdoor area of your whole house, it is also the place where you go to relax and have some fun when the climate is pleasant. Still, we cannot do much regarding the weather ourselves, and sometimes we may find out that the climate is less than ideal to just stay outside in the garden without some kind of protection: either you will find that the sunlight is too strong or that a light drizzle is occurring. Since you don’t really need to get sick or sunburnt meaninglessly, there must be something out there to shelter yourself whenever spending some time in the garden.

 This is exactly when outdoor canopies come into play. Simply put, the cheapest canopies out there will provide you some basic protection in the form of a sturdy tent with a cloth cover on top. Depending on your requirements, you can order canopies in different sizes, ranging from small ones that will barely accommodate two people to ones that can easily give shelter to five or six vehicles at once. Basic canopies are easy to install and relatively inexpensive, which is why they are a better way to spend your money compared to wasting it on needless home renovations.

 For those looking for more sophisticated designs, there are some other alternatives to consider, namely pergolas and gazebos. The former structures are usually made of wood, while the latter may be composed of aluminum frames or composite materials (in the case the lighter, removable gazebos). Again all these structures provide you with some kind of shelter, but they also add a touch of elegance to your garden while doing so, which is something that you cannot do with a regular canopy tent.

 Prices of gazebos are usually higher than that of regular tents, but not so high as to make them unaffordable for a large portion of people. A decent canopy for gazebo, along with the whole frame and supporting structure won’t put a big dent in your wallet, particularly if you go for something smaller and portable.

 The other thing to keep in mind when talking about canopies and gazebos is the fact that maintenance needs to be done, even though it is not something you have to do very frequently. Once you see that the canopy of your gazebo is damaged, have a gazebo canopy replacement ordered from the same place you bought the gazebo or from a trusted supplier. If you can, try to get them to install the canopy as well. This is to ensure that they will provide you some kind of warranty in case something happens during the installation process itself.

 All in all, you should have some basic idea of what a canopy or gazebo structure can do for your garden. Since it won’t cost you much to install one in your garden, having one ordered right now is a great idea.