- Canopy (building)
A canopy is an overhead
roofor structure that is able to provide shadeor shelter. A canopy can also be a tent, generally without a floor.
A canopy (building) is an architectural projection that provides weather protection, identity or
decoration, and is supported by the building to which it is attached and a ground mounting, by not less than two stanchions (upright support posts). A canopy comprises a structure over which a fabric or metal covering is attached. Canopies can also stand alone, such as a fabric covered gazeboor cabana.
Fabric canopies can meet various design needs. Many modern fabrics are long-lasting, bright, easily cleaned, strong and flame-retardant. Modern frame materials offer high strength-to-weight ratios and corrosion resistance. The proper combination of these properties can result in safe, strong, economical and attractive products.
The word came from
Ancient Greekκωνώπειον = "cover to keep insects off", from κώνωψ = "cone-face", which is a bahuvrihicompound meaning " mosquito". The first 'o' changing into 'a' may be due to influence from the place name Canopus, Egyptthought of as a place of luxuries.
Pop up canopies
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