The Benefits Of Having An Outdoor Canopy

The Benefits Of Having An Outdoor Canopy

Outdoor canopies are a great, and cost effective way for businesses to make the most of their outdoor space. There are a range of businesses that can benefit from outdoor canopies, including retail, schools and universities, offices and more. From offering shelter from the harsh elements to creating large outdoor spaces for children to play and learn. Miko Engineering offers a variety of different types of outdoor canopies that can be designed and adapted to fit the needs of your business, helping to make your outdoor space usable all year round.

Outdoor Canopies

Different Uses and Types Of Outdoor Canopies

Bespoke Outdoor canopies range widely in regards to both types and their uses. Miko Engineering are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of outdoor canopies, offering a variety of bespoke designs, all of which can benefit your business in a variety of ways. Adding a door to your outdoor canopy can change it from a sheltered outdoor space, to a safe and enclosed outdoor space. We offer a large range of doors, the most popular being sliding canopy doors.

Here at Miko we offer a range of outdoor canopies:

  • Entrance canopies
  • Covered walkways
  • Dining and teaching canopies
  • Playground canopies
  • Shade sail canopies
  • Social distancing covered walkways

Different businesses can benefit in various ways from outdoor canopies. Whether to be used at schools to provide sheltered areas for children to play and learn, or to offer protection from the weather for staff travelling between office buildings, Miko Engineering are here to help!

Why Have An Outdoor Canopy?

An outdoor canopy can completely transform any outdoor space, making it a usable and safe area regardless of the season. Our range of canopies incorporate everything that you need to create a usable, sheltered and aesthetic outdoor space. The benefits of outdoor canopies are numerous, and Miko Engineering can work with you to figure out the best one for your building or property. We’ve pulled together the top four canopy benefits to highlight how valuable of an addition they can be to your business:

Protection From Harmful UV Rays

Installing an outdoor canopy will help to provide protection and shade from the harmful UV rays for anyone using the outdoor area of your property or building. This will enable staff, customers or students to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors in the sunshine without any concerns, especially in the summer months.

Weather Protection

Another one of the benefits of outdoor canopies is how they enable outdoor spaces to be utilised all year round by protecting against bad weather conditions. Outdoor canopies are very popular in schools as they allow for children to be outside, whether it’s for play or outdoor learning. The reason why school canopies are often found in school grounds is because they create more space to be protected from the wet weather with many schools choosing to spend classroom time outdoors it widen pupils’ learning experiences. For offices or hospitals, an outdoor canopy enables staff to travel between buildings whilst remaining sheltered and dry, keeping both them and their equipment and documents dry. This can mean a more comfortable environment to work in, especially on rainy days.

Creates An Outdoor Shelter

Amongst the benefits of having an outdoor canopy is how they create a designated outdoor shelter. This space could be used as an outdoor classroom, playground or dining area allowing children to learn, play and eat outdoors. Outdoor lessons during the summer can reduce the need for air conditioning, helping to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint.

The space could also be used as a safe and covered waiting area for pupils, customers, staff and any visitors. Additionally, the outdoor canopy could be used for outdoor storage, where outdoor toys and furniture can be kept, meaning they don’t need to be brought indoors at the end of each day. In regards to retail, and with regard to life after covid, outdoor canopies can work to implement a social distanced queuing system for customers waiting to enter the store.

Add Value To A Property Or Building

Another benefit of having a canopy is how they can increase the value of a property of a building, without the hefty cost of an extension. An outdoor canopy allows a building to be extended creating a larger area of usable space, and can also be an aesthetic addition to a property or building. In residential properties, garden canopies are particularly popular as they allow people to be outside in the garden however still be protected from extreme harmful UV rays or any form of precipitation.

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Miko’s Outdoor Canopies

Miko Engineering offers a range of outdoor canopies with a range of stunning designs! We can also manufacture bespoke canopies, so we can create an outdoor canopy that suits your setting. Our most popular designs include our Mono-pitched Canopy and our Wave Canopy – we can incorporate these designs as either covered walkways, or entrance canopies!

All of our covered walkways and entrance canopies are manufactured from certified British Steel and adhere to the highest quality control and safety measures. All of our steelwork is galvanized and then powder coated by any standard RAL colour, giving us the ability to offer a wider range of colours compared to our competitors. Get in touch with Miko Engineering to find out more!