Protect Both Children and Facilities with Hardwood Canopies
In our part of the world, we have exceedingly warm temperatures and erratic weather patterns. We’re used to this, but when we’re in certain situations, it can make the weather seem even more extreme and uncomfortable. Our children, for example, must attend school regardless of the weather, and that is why there are companies out there that make all-weather, well-made canopies that protect children from weather extremes while they’re in school. Canopies can be used on the school building itself, or on playground equipment – any facility that needs to be protected from the elements.
Types of Canopies
Hardwood canopies and walkways are gaining in popularity. Made with environmentally friendly, FSC accredited hardwood such as timber, they are made to last and to withstand any and all weather patterns. In addition to hardwood, canopies can also be made from polycarbonate or toughened glass. All of them, however, last a long time and are guaranteed to withstand the rain, extreme heat, or any other element.
Purchasing canopies and other types of shelters for schools and playgrounds offers children an opportunity to learn and play in a more comfortable environment, and allows them to learn and play outdoors regardless of the season. School canopies from Littlethorpe and other companies are usually made to the customer’s exact specifications, so regardless of the size or shape of the facility they are covering, they will look attractive and personalised and will fit the facility perfectly.
Hardwood canopies require little maintenance, because they are made from material that is designed to last a long time. Even with intentional damage, such as graffiti, most companies will offer a cleaning product that gets rid of marks and writing on your hardwood structure, as well as products to clean the glass structures. Most companies that offer these products will also give you specific details on the price of the shelters and prices involved with delivery and shipping, so that all costs can be planned out ahead of time and there will be no surprises later on.
Where to Find Hardwood Canopies
Like many other products, hardwood canopies must be purchased from the right company in order to look and fit properly. Most of these companies have online websites, where you can obtain a wealth of information such as:
- Detailed descriptions, including full-colour photographs, of all of their products
- Full-colour photographs of jobs they’ve completed
- Pages on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
- Information on their additional products, such as open and enclosed bus and park shelters, street furniture, covered walkways, and ferry passenger shelters
- Information on how to care for your structure
- Testimonials from other clients
- Information on maintenance of the structure and delivery methods
These websites include all the information you need to make a decision regarding your hardwood canopy or playground shelter. With these structures, children can play and learn all year round in an environment that is both comfortable and protects from the harsh elements. Learning where to purchase your canopies is the first step to achieving this feat.