How to Enhance Your Business With a Dutch Canopy

Dutch canopy with text - Enhance Your Business With a Dutch Canopy

If your shopfront needs a lift but you’re just not sure how to achieve it, a dutch canopy could well be the answer. Offering unique opportunities for branding, good protection from the sun and an interesting aesthetic, canopies are excellent way to upgrade the exterior of your business premises. With this in mind, in this article, the team at Sunstopper Blinds will be going over the benefits a dutch canopy could have for your business.


While having a canopy installed at your business premises will have a number of functional benefits, it can really improve its appearance, too. Given that canopies are often constructed from fabric, they offer many buildings a slightly softer look, something that can make many shop fronts look more inviting.

Here at Sunstopper Blinds, our commercial canopies are made to measure and available in a variety of colours, designs and finishes, so you can rest assured that you will find a look to suit your business.

Different materials for different businesses

Commercial canopies certainly aren’t one size fits all, which is why having a variety of materials to choose from is so useful. Fabric and vinyl are two of the most common materials used, each having their own individual benefits. Vinyl is extremely lightweight, can be fashioned into a variety of different shapes and finishes and also allows for graphics and branding to be easily printed on the surface. However, it should be noted that vinyl is prone to cracking and fading when exposed to strong sunlight for great lengths of time. Fabric, on the other hand, is more durable, but it’s a little heavier and quite a bit more expensive. Also, while more resistant to harsher weather, the process of branding your canopy might be a little difficult.



Canopies aren’t simply for looks – they have many functional benefits, too. For example, they protect your shop front from the elements. When owning a shop, ensuring that window displays and the shop front itself looks appealing is absolutely vital. So, given that commercial canopies offer protection against harsh UV rays and sudden rain showers, a canopy can keep your premises’ interior free from fading, and also ensure that your window displays are clearly visible.


Perhaps most importantly, canopies offer a unique opportunity for branding. Thanks to their protrusion, canopies are clearly visible from the kerb and are bound to catch the eye of most pedestrians. So, take this opportunity to emblazon your canopy with your logo or some eye-catching graphics.

Sunstopper Blinds supplies high quality blinds at affordable prices throughout Ware, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City and the wider Hertfordshire area. Our range of products includes wooden blinds, Luxaflex blinds, vertical blinds, canopies and awnings, to name just a few, and our expert fitters ensure that your blinds are installed perfectly into your home with minimal fuss.

For more information on any of our products, contact one of our knowledgeable advisors today. We’ll be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.