Perfect Outdoor Activities With Deck Canopy

If you feel that your deck is already too hot, so it is the time for you to install deck canopy. It assists you to have the comfortable outdoor activities. It beats the heat, allows you to spend time in outdoor in cozy way without afraid of being exposed by the sun directly. Not only to protect you from heat, canopy also protects you from rain while doing outdoor activity. So by having canopy, you can do outdoor activities anytime in any condition.

The Types of Deck Canopy

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There are some types of canopy that you have to know before you install canopy at your deck. The most common type is canopy awning. Canopy awning uses fabric material which is very durable. It can last for 15 years. It will not sag and it is water resistant. Canopy awning is roof-style canopy, which gives full shading, even for the big deck. The other type is pergola. Different from awning, pergola gives the partial shade for your deck. It let little amount of sunshine to enter your deck. Usually pergola is covered by vines, which can give the natural green environment. If you don’t want to have permanent canopy, you can owe the portable canopy. You can move it easily to whenever you want.

Make DIY Deck Canopy

Making your own canopy is so easy! You have to follow these steps. First, you have to set the size of the area which will be covered by the canopy. After you have determined the size, build the rectangular support boxes. The function is to support the canopy base posts. Next, draw a notch in decking planks. Cut out the notch using saw and tidy the cut using engraver. After that, make parallel cuts along the upright canopy to create a notch. Then break it off using hammer and tidy up using engraver. Attach the front post to rectangular box using galvanized nails. Then, raise each header board into every notch of the posts.