Because canopy tents are weighty investments, a person must use a great deal of discernment before purchasing one. There are more to consider than one may realize and having a canopy tent can either be used as a great marketing tool or it can be a significant waste of funds, therefore, research is a must! One vital thing you must understand before obtaining one is determining what your needs are going to be. Here are some other things a person needs to have in mind.
Of course, the cost is one of the first things you will want to consider. When buying a canopy tent, one must be careful not to go over budget, however, one must also be concerned about the quality. If you purchase the cheapest tent to be economically efficient then you will risk having to replace it sooner than expected which will defeat the purpose of saving cost. One must walk a fine line.
- Standing the Test Of Time
You must ask yourself questions such as, ‘What are the weather conditions going to be like?’
Speaking of quality, most canopy shelters are used outdoors so its durability is of the utmost importance. The best pop up canopy covers are made with water-resistant and fire-resistant material, the thickness of the material; however, varies. You must ask yourself questions such as, ‘What are the weather conditions going to be like?’ ‘Will there be heavy winds?’ ‘Will it rain?’ It is of note that accessories to secure tents to protect against the elements are available. You can also purchase accessories such as rain gutters if the weather calls for it.
Keeping in line with durability, most frames are made of steel or aluminum material. Steel frames are much sturdier and can withstand harsher weather circumstances like snow and windstorms. The drawbacks are they are a lot heavier and more difficult to transfer and put together. Aluminum frames while vulnerable to bending are a lot of easier transportation and installation wise. The size of the tent also plays a role in its transferability.
- Size Does Matter
The size of the tent is something to seriously think about. For the gazebo to function optimally, the size of the frame must be in proportion to the canopy cover. Also, one not only needs a tent large enough to house their items from the elements but it also has to comply with any sizing restrictions of the event coordinators.
- Locking Mechanisms
A canopy tent is only as good as its locking devices. The tent’s framework and components must always be secure despite whether it is installed. Three different locking systems options include the pull-pin, button press and push trigger. You may find that the pull-pin system is traditionally used in most modern commercial canopy tents. Leg weights, sandbags and anchors are options used to keep the canopy from being taken away by overshadowing winds. These come standard with some tents but not all so that is something to keep in mind.
- Style & Branding
If you are obtaining a gazebo for commercial purposes, then style and branding are particularly important. In a corporate setting, a style that is simplistic and professional looking is usually preferred. Often companies may invest in tents with colors that match their business.
Branding is extremely important considering that you will be using your tent to advertise your company. When you think of all the potential people that will be seeing your tent then having your business’ logo and company’s name is a no brainer! Fortunately, there are some custom tenting companies that have a printing service that you can take advantage of.
There are other things that go into looking for an ideal custom canopy tent, but these suggestions are a good start. Whether it’s for recreational or commercial use, if you find the right one then you know that you have made a strategic investment that can be used for a long period of time. It may be an expensive venture at first but will be well worth the expense in the long run.