Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One

Do you love to sit outdoors and swing for hours but have to cut your relaxing excursions short due to the intense sun or brief summer showers? Do you get tired of having to wipe down your outdoor furniture before you can actually sit in it and enjoy it without fear of soiling your clothes? If so, maybe you should think about getting a canopy swing or purchasing canopies for your existing swings.

Canopy swings offer a haven of comfort on extremely hot and sunny days or cloudy days when brief showers threaten. Instead of having to remain indoors and only getting to enjoy nature through the window, a canopy swing allows you to relax in your favorite spots no matter what the weather. Canopies also protect your valuable outdoor furniture from irritating messes such as bird droppings.

And you do not have to go out and buy a whole new piece of furniture to be able to enjoy the comfort associated with a canopy swing. You can take your existing porch swing and find a matching frame and canopy that will look like you bought them together. But if you do not have a porch swing, do not worry. That just makes shopping for your canopy swing that much more fun because you get to pick your favorite style of swing also.

The most durable canopies made for swings are made with Sunbrella fabrics. Sunbrella fabric is the premium outdoor fabric and is also the leading brand of outdoor fabrics in America. Sunbrella fabrics have been used successfully through the years to create beautiful, stain resistant and fade resistant awnings, umbrellas and furniture cushions that have withstood the test of time and the elements beautifully.

Sunbrella fabrics are made with a woven acrylic material. They are water repellent, mildew resistant and colorfast. They are UV treated to not fade for three or more years, and they are guaranteed to remain beautiful summer after summer with little maintenance on your part.

Most swing canopies are available in a Sunbrella navy or green colored fabric. They can be mixed and matched with almost any style of swing including Western, Adirondack, Cottage, Newport and Classic to create the perfect canopy swing to fit your unique tastes and decorating style.

Take for instance the Western Red Cedar Mission porch swing. This swing is beautifully constructed using kiln-dried, select grade cedar and is double-dipped oil stained to bring out the natural beauty of the cedar and to maintain it for years. You can take this gorgeous swing and add a Western Red Cedar A-Frame and a canopy to create an amazing piece of outdoor furniture that will quickly become the favorite piece of furniture in your home.

As you can see from the examples of styles available, it is easy to create the perfect canopy swing for your space. No more will you have to sacrifice style to enjoy the comfort of a canopy swing.

Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture websites offering product and information about canopy swings, porch swings and other furniture and accessories for outdoors as well as indoors.

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