Canopy netting can be for effect, changing any setting into a tropical environment, but its value as an instrument of health preservation clearly outshines its aesthetic significance.
The fairytale stories of princesses too precious to be violated by insects helped create the allure of netting as a Royal treatment with descriptions of their beds cloaked with filmy material. It was, however, the discovery of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes that sealed the opinion that netting is for safety, and we all need a safety net.
Sun canopy curtains are available in several weights and colors and in several decorative styles for use on porches, patios, garages, decks, gazebos, and canopies. Several styles of portable canopy netting are available for travelers in single or double sizes for over beds or seating arrangements. Netting that has been treated with the insecticide permethrin is now available in the US. People often treat the netting with their personal choice in insecticide. Most people prefer black mesh. White is brighter, but needs to be frequently cleaned. Ivory is a middle of the road shade. There are brighter colors available for the perfect addition to an existing décor. Any color provides clear vision from inside out. Add a splash of color to you outdoor living space while providing your loved ones with serious protection from West Nile or the latest mosquito transmitted virus wherever you live. In the Southern US this is particularly important as there are several insect borne diseases that can affect humans. If you are one who uses hammocks a lot, a hammock canopy that protects your from insects while you sleep might be the choice for you.
The small holes in no-see-um netting affect light in a unique way. This material, in black, is used by the film industry as a “butterfly screen”, a type of filter for light used in shooting scenes in the open. The same material is used in the military for camouflage.
Net curtains that hang free are convenient to draw back for more light any time you need to open the area. Aluminum tracking allows easy maneuverability and durable style. Doors and windows can be installed to add utility to the space. The bottom can be secured with weights, snaps, or clips. Tethers can be used to tie the curtains open when needed and can be very decorative.
You probably already use netting on the baby’s stroller and the childrens’ trampoline. Protect your family and friends, add value to your home and function to your outdoor space with attractive canopy netting for that other special area of your home.