Gazebo, sail-canopy or umbrella: Are you sure what you need?
Canopy, gazebo, pergola, sail shade: there are so many outdoor products out there but what do you really need? Our R&D team searches for solutions and not just products. We try to understand the really crucial differences between these products in order to find the most suitable solution for you.
When spring is upon us, we look forward to spending time outside the walls of our homes. But in the fall and winter, is the outdoors so prohibitive?
We don't think so, in summer it's true you can have aperitifs under a sail or canopy, but in winter, aperitifs can still be had under a pergola, perhaps enclosed on the side!
We believe that careful development and an attractive, sophisticated design are fundamental. This is the only way to create a truly personal, exclusive atmosphere.
Learn more with the mini guide on how to choose of gazebos, pergolas and parasols.
Maistra base kit
Kit with 2 bases for the innovative Maistra gazebo
Maanta self-supporting solutions: mini selection guide
Here we want to group together all those solutions that are freestanding and therefore do NOT require a fixed installation on the ground.
It starts with the classic gazebo, also considered by wikipedia a roof structure, has always been a must in outdoor spaces.
Today, there are all shapes of them but especially with the design of the 21st century, they are no longer with sloping "cottage" roofs. The modern gazebo roof is flat and horizontally foldable. Structure capable of covering 10 to 20 square meters is supported by 2 or 4 legs that make it self-supporting. This is also where the our product Maistra, which is resistant up to 62 km/h of wind (depending on the type of installation), is a gazebo produced with absolute quality raw materials designed specifically for outdoor use. The aluminum and polypropylene are in fact maintenance-free and do not present rust and mold problems. Also suitable for demanding environments such as areas with saltiness (sea), windy areas (mountains), or subject to frequent rainfall.
Another solution for covering an outdoor area is the pergola; this term identifies a self-supporting structure always with 2 or 4 support legs with a flat horizontal roof, capable of covering 15 to 30 square meters. Also by this term many of our customers identify Maistra; the mini Maanta pergola.
In recent years there has been much talk of the bioclimatic pergola, a pergola with an opening roof to vent warm air to the outside. It can be placed in the garden and can normally be closed at the side to use it during the winter.
Then there are the classic and historic wooden pergolas; most commonly used to cover the car from inclement weather.
We can talk more about umbrellas, a simple solution that is supported by a single pole. Practical and quickly foldable, it helps cover very small spaces.
Finally, practical and with an assured scenic effect, we find the shade sails, available from us in three main models, also made to measure, allows covering more than 40sqm.
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