A canopy is a type of overhead structure that provides shelter or shade over an area. Canopies can be constructed from a variety of materials, such as fabric, metal, or wood, and can be designed in a range of shapes and sizes to suit different needs. Canopies can be attached to a building or freestanding, and they are often used to protect entrances, walkways, outdoor seating areas, and parking lots from the elements. Canopies can also be used decoratively to add visual interest to a building or outdoor space. Some canopies may feature additional design elements, such as lighting or signage, to enhance their functionality or appearance.