Tips For Buying a Replacement Swing Canopy

If you are in the market for a replacement swing canopy, you may be wondering just what you need to look for before you make your purchase.

Why would you even consider buying a replacement swing canopy in the first place?

Replacement swing canopies are worth purchasing when you own an outdoor swing that is still in good working condition but the canopy cover has seen better days. This extends the life of your outdoor swing so that you can continue to get years of enjoyment out of swinging in the great outdoors while being protected from the sun and rain by the canopy cover.

Best Place to Buy Swing Canopy Replacements

The best place to look for a replacement swing canopy cover is from the manufacturer from which you purchased your outdoor swing in the first place. So, if you purchased an outdoor swing with a canopy cover from companies such as Garden Oasis, Richey Industries, Pawleys Island, Living Accents and so on, you can contact the manufacturer to see if they sell replacement swing canopies for the particular model that you own.This is the best way to ensure that the replacement swing canopy cover you buy will properly fit the model and style of outdoor swing that you own.

Another way to search for a replacement swing canopy to fit your particular swing is to go to stores that sell a variety of outdoor swings with canopies, such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Sears or JC Penney. You can also check online sites such as Amazon to see if you can find a replacement swing canopy covering that will fit the particular type of swing you own.

If you do not find the swing canopy replacement that you are looking for, you can also search for sites that sell replacement swing canopies online. In some cases, you can simply tell them the make and model of your swing and they will tell you what canopy replacements are available for your swing. In other cases, they may offer an adjustable replacement swing canopy that can be adapted to fit your swing model.


In addition to finding a replacement swing canopy cover that fits your swing, you also want to find a cover that meets your aesthetic needs. This means you want a replacement canopy for a swing that is as attractive as it is functional. You may have options as to the material used to construct the swing replacement canopy, as well as the color and pattern of the material.

Of course, if your swing has cushions that you are not replacing at the same time, you should consider matching or coordinating the fabric of the replacement canopy with the swing cushions. If you are also replacing the swing cushions, on the other hand, you are more flexible as to what color and type of material you choose.

Custom Swing Canopy

If you cannot find an in stock replacement swing canopy to suit your needs, you can also consider having a custom replacement swing canopy cover made to meet the specific dimensions and looks for your swing. Although custom swing replacement canopies are typically more expensive than in stock options, it may be worth the extra money so that you get a canopy cover that fits your swing perfectly and also looks exactly like you want it to look. Best places to look for a custom canopy include:

  • Online (simple google)
  • Facebook – there are many home businesses on facebook market place that might be able to help
  • Instagram – a lot of DIY folk may be able to make one for you

Considering the amount of use that you can get out of your outdoor swing and the number of years your new replacement swing canopy cover can last, this purchase may definitely worth the splurge.  Replacement swing canopy prices can vary widely, however.

Buying a replacement swing canopy can sometimes be a tricky undertaking if you cannot simply order a replacement directly from the swing’s manufacturer. Nevertheless, there are enough options available and enough replacement swing canopies for sale from a variety of retailers so that you should be able to find the perfect replacement for a torn, worn or tattered swing canopy cover with just a bit of effort. Then you can get back to enjoying the great outdoors while swinging gently under the protection of the canopy on your outdoor swing!