Choosing Outdoor Dining Canopies

Outdoor dining canopies add value to a restaurant, not only by increasing capacity, but by attracting customers in search of warm-weather dining. But not all canopy structures are the same, so it’s important to find one that combines aesthetics and functionality.

Whether you need a traditional awning attached to your building, a free-standing structure or a pop-up canopy that folds up for storage, there are many options available. When choosing a canopy, look for high-quality fabrics that are water-resistant and have UV protection ratings, and opt for a frame that is galvanized or aluminum. These materials are durable and rust-resistant, meaning your canopy will be able to stand up to harsh weather conditions and last for years.

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For year-round use, consider a clear-span tent with personal customizations that can be added for a personalized touch. Unlike most canopy options, this type of structure does not require interior support poles so it can be set up over concrete, sidewalks and decks. It can be further protected with clear roll-down sides that can be lowered or raised depending on the climate. It’s also possible to add doors and windows, interior linings, ceiling fans and heaters to create a temperature-controlled space for year-round usage.

Another popular option is a pergola. Similar to a patio cover, this structure adds charm and sophistication to an outdoor seating area with its unique trelliswork design. It’s the perfect way to make your restaurant’s dining area more attractive while simultaneously protecting guests from rain showers or hot sun.