Portable canopies are great for any outdoor event
One of the biggest differences is how easily you can put up the canopy. For example, a pop-up canopy is extremely light-weight and can be perfect for protection for small amounts of time. These are popular for many sports teams and their fans, or for the small family who is picnicking for a couple of hours. For protection for a day or two, many will opt for heavier duty canopies, often called "gazebo" or "party" canopies, which take a little longer to assemble than a pop-up canopy. These canopies often include or can accept canopy walls for weather protection from the sides as well. These are popular with restaurants that offer outdoor dining, or with vendors who set up shop all day long. If you are hosting an outdoor party, these canopies can also offer a more handsome impression than pop-up canopies.
Portable canopies come in a variety of fun colors. Some are simple with muted, neutral tones. Others are bold and bright with colorful stripes. Solid colored canopies feature rich hues of blue, red or green. Whatever your preference, there are canopies to fit a number of needs.
From cozy and comfortable to large and breathtaking, there are portable canopies in a range of sizes to meet all of your outdoor entertaining needs. Popular sizes include the 8' x 8' for a small family function and the spacious 10' x 20' canopy. Don't let weather foil your outdoor plans ever again. With a portable canopy, there's always plenty of room to keep everyone cool and happy.
One type of canopy cover is the polyethylene tarp, which is waterproof, mildew resistant, and UV-resistant. These vary in color and size but are the same type of material for any canopy.
Another type is the weather-resistant polyester cover, which is coated to protect from water and UV-rays. The polyester cover is available in varied deniers. The denier of a fabric is the fineness, or the quality, of the fabric, and is based on a standard mass per length of 1 gram per 9,000 meters of yarn. Basically, the higher the denier, the better protection you will have from the likes of rain, sun, and wind. You will see denier measurements somewhere in the range of 150 to 500.
Whether you choose polyethylene or polyester is a matter of personal preference. The polyester cover may have a more attractive presentation, while the polyethylene tarp may be less likely to mold. Both types are manufactured to maintain strength in the wind without ripping and are both easy to store. Ideal for outdoor events, a portable canopy will enable everyone to enjoy fun in the shade and shelter from the rain while still spending time in the great outdoors.