Outdoor canopies can protect a wide variety of activities from shading special garden beds to sheltering an outdoor wedding. They create protection from UV rays that can burn sensitive skin and damage even the skins of people who are used to being outdoors. More permanent canopies can be used to shelter lawn tools or even to provide a weather shield for vehicles. Usually more open than a gazebo or even a tent, they put a temporary roof over a broad array of outdoor activities. There are plenty of colors and styles from which to choose, as well.