Spending ample time outdoors is one of the best things about living in New Mexico. The beautiful weather is pretty much a constant all year long and having a pleasant and relaxing space outdoors allows you to take full advantage of it.
El Pueblo Woodworking can help you enhance your living space by creating an outdoor shade canopy on your property. Shade canopies offer protection from the sun, but also allow for optimum airflow through the space. They’re ideal for entertaining friends, just relaxing, or even having dinner with loved ones.
The concept is exceedingly simple. Shade canopies consist of four beams, over which a canopy of some kind is placed. Canopies can be made from different materials, including fabrics, acrylics, or even vinyl. The canopy is crucial for providing sun protection, which is a must for people living in Albuquerque.
Shade canopies are relatively inexpensive when compared to pergolas and gazebos. They can also be free-standing, which is not always the case with other types of shade structures, such as pergolas.
Pergolas also feature beams, but they’re often attached to the home. The roof is also different, as it features slats of wood that let sunlight stream through. Gazebos are often free-standing, but they have an enclosed design in contrast to shade canopies. That means they usually provide less space for lounging and are often surrounded by screens or netting.
Answering this question correctly typically depends on a few different factors. First, you’ll need to decide what you want to use your shade canopy for. Do you plan on having meals there or is it simply a place for you to relax outdoors? Also, consider the space you currently have in your backyard. Is it amenable to a shade canopy of the size you have in mind?
El Pueblo Woodworking can help you answer these and many other questions when working with you on a home improvement project. Thanks to our background in homebuilding, we can create a solid, sturdy shade canopy that makes an impact on your guests.