Understanding the benefits of a retractable canopy for pergola enhancement
Protection from the elements: Embrace the great British summer
Let’s face it: the UK weather can be unpredictable, even during the summer months, with rainfall varying year to year. It’s always best to be prepared for occasional showers and varied weather conditions.
If you have a pergola in your garden, you’ve probably come across the problem of what to do when it rains or the lack of shade available under the glare of the sun.
We started Hampshire Shades because we were not able to find a suitable garden shade that would attach to our pergola and protect our furniture (and our guests), but also allow for the shade to be opened fully so we could enjoy an open view of blue sky.
When designing a canopy for pergola use, we chose a marine-grade coated acrylic canvas as our shade material; it is designed specifically for outdoor conditions and is perfect for use in our inclement weather, having a water column rating of 1000mm plus.
The other element to consider is the sun and harmful UV rays. By having a retractable canopy for your pergola, you are able to adapt the level of shade to your requirements as the sun moves across the sky throughout the day.
Our clients love being able to leave their garden furniture cushion pads out under their pergola from spring to autumn without having to worry about running outside to fetch them in when it rains! In this way, your entertainment area is always ready when you are, and there’s no need to store cushions in a dank box where they might get mouldy.
Versatility and customisation: luxury tailored to your taste
Choosing the right replacement canopy for pergola aesthetics
Assessing your needs: size, shape, and harmony
If you are seeking to replace your existing pergola canopy or shade solution, we’d recommend speaking to our experts so they can gather precise measurements and design compatibility. This will ensure a flawless fit for your replacement canopy for your pergola.