What is a Canopy?

Temporary canopy is a tent or other structure with a plastic, cloth, nylon or similar material supported by a frame and intended for temporary use. These structures include canopies, temporary carports, membrane structures and other canopy structures manufactured for commercial purposes. These structures may not be erected in front yard setback areas or side yard setback areas, and they may not be attached to a residence or accessory structure.

A canopy shelters your goods or people from the sun, wind, rain or snow. It can be a simple tent with a roof or a more elaborate tent with sides and enclosure. It can be made of steel or aluminum framing, with either a fabric or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) canopy top. Both options provide protection from UV rays, but PVC provides more durability and a stronger base. It is also available in a number of colors and can be customized with your company’s logo or other design elements.

Convenient Coverage: Benefits of Temporary Canopies

Canopy structural variables such as canopy laminar area (LAI) and canopy height provide key spatial indicators of plant productivity in natural forests, with positive trends in canopy LAI associated with drought stress resistance and hump-backed relationships between canopy LAI and water availability in tropical forest stands (Clark et al., 2001; Nemani et al., 2003). However, these variables have been difficult to characterize and measure due to the limited availability of long-term and spatially consistent measurements of forest canopy structure across biogeographic regions.