These canopies are essentially large tents made of strong material. They are installed with long metal legs and anchors that can be hammered into the ground to keep them sturdy. The poles have a larger diameter and thickness to allow for the extra load of heavy snow fall.
The snow canopy can be installed easily and quickly over the area that you need to protect. Lawn and garden materials can be kept under their cover, as well as any other equipment that you might need to keep from being covered in snow.
People use canopies most often to cover expensive or important equipment that is not easily replaced. Just because canopies have to stay outside, that does not mean that they have to be destroyed during the winter months.
They can also be set up a snow canopy at the end of driveways for your parking needs. This keeps heavy loads of snow off of your vehicle so that the winter is not so hard on them. An added benefit of using this alternative is to not have to shovel as much, if at all. You can put them near the road so that your car or truck can easily move onto the road after it has been plowed. When you do this, not only are you protecting your belongings, you are protecting yourself from extra work and a sore back.
No matter how much your belongings cost, you do not want to spend extra money to replace them earlier than should have been necessary. A snow canopy can keep your equipment and personal outdoor items safe from winter storms.