Enclosed Canopies

All Season Coverage

Portable Sheds

Durable and Compact Design.

Portable Garages

10 Oz. poly covers and all steel frames.

Event Tents

Party and vendor tents for all occasions.

Pop Up Canopies

Easy installation and take down.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Museum Uses Tarps to Protect Vital Equipment After Earthquake

Caretakers of a museum in Vallejo, California have found an effective way to keep rain from damaging sensitive radio and electronic equipment used for educational programs and amateur radio classes. The roof was damaged by an earthquake, which knocked bricks loose and left a large hole. Entering the area's rainy season, the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation workers scrambled to use tarps to keep rainwater from dripping into their 160-year-old building. After experiencing a heavy rain, they were delighted to find that the tarps worked, and the second floor of their damaged building stayed dry. It's not a permanent solution, but it will do until they can secure funding and complete repairs.

For the full story click here.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Spotlight on Canopy Tarps: How to Use, Where to Buy & More

Canopy tarps have many uses, from backyard weddings to protecting agricultural equipment. Using a canopy tarp protects guests from sudden unexpected rain and shades them from the hot afternoon sun. For homes that do not have garages, you can create a temporary enclosure for your vehicles using a pipe frame, canopy tarp and clamps. Agricultural businesses and those in construction can use canopy tarps to protect expensive machinery out in the field. Canopy tarps can also be used as awnings over backyard patios and decks.

Traditional Canopies

These types of canopies are open on all sides and are most frequently seen at outdoor celebrations and special events. They're perfect for weddings, parties, picnics, barbecues, school events and company outings. Put them up over picnic tables and alfresco dining areas. Use them as temporary outdoor shelters. The beauty of canopy tarps is that they can be easily taken down and moved to other locations. 

Enclosed Canopies  

Canopy tarps can be used to build temporary storage sheds that are either open on one side for easy access or fully closed. For homeowners, these types of storage areas are great for yard equipment and garden tools. They can be used to construct portable garages to protect cars, boats or motorcycles. Construction companies can use them to keep expensive equipment from getting damaged on the job site. Canopies also have many uses in agricultural settings and for greenhouses and garden centers. With heavy duty, weather resistant construction, canopy tarps can also be used for medical tents and in disaster relief areas. Anywhere you need a pop-up tent is the perfect application for a canopy tarp.

Canopy Tarp Materials

On our website, you'll find UV-laminated polyethylene tarp covers that are waterproof and reinforced around the edges. Polyethylene mesh tarps allow airflow and are very durable and weather resistant. Vinyl shade mesh tarps are made from durable material with brass grommets, and are ideal for shading areas in the summer months. We also have fire retardant tarps. All make ideal canopy tarps, and they're available in many sizes and colors. We have accessories such as tarp snap clamps that you can use to attach the tarps to pipe frames for easy-to-build outdoor protection against the elements.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Giant Plastic Tarps Used For Protection Against Ebola in Fort Lauderdale

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when paramedics are notified of a person who has Ebola-type symptoms, they take extreme precautions before transporting that individual to the hospital. Part of their procedure involves covering their rescue vehicles, themselves and their patient in plastic. They use a gigantic plastic tarp to cover the entire inside area of their vehicle. This type of heightened protection, known as a "patient isolation device," has been used on Fort Lauderdale fire rescue vehicles since 1999. These plastic coverings keep first responders safe. The giant tarp costs about $100, which is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

For more information read the whole story here.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Where to Buy Custom Pop Up Tents

Custom Pop Up Tents

A custom pop up tent can mean many things. It could be that you want a pop up canopy tent for an event with a custom design, or with a logo or phrase emblazoned on the side to fit the event. It could simply mean a pop up tent with a unique design or accommodation that are suited perfectly for you, or a tent that is of high quality and design. Either way, there are many places that you could buy a pop up tent, or that you could order a custom tent. When it comes to selection of regular pop up tents you won’t find a better option than a good website. They often have the widest selection, and these sites can often provide you with a custom pop up tent or with specialized orders as well.

Where to Buy Custom Pop Up Tents

The thing about buying a tent at a brick and mortar store is that you have a limited range of selection. Also, there’s a good chance that the store you go to doesn’t design or create custom pop up tents if that’s what you’re looking for. Cabela’s is known to have perhaps the best selection of outdoor equipment as well as a wide range of tents, but not many of their stores design customized tents. When you look online for your tent you’ve got not only a spectacular range of high quality tents that you can get in basically any design or specialty, but many different sites that you can find the most unique designs or get specific logos or phrases put onto your tents.

We’ve got a fantastic selection of custom tents!
We’ve worked hard to compile a selection of tents that is voluminous and extensive, so whatever you’re looking for and whatever kind of tent you need for your specific circumstances you can find the perfect one at our online store! We can even complete certain custom tenting tasks for you to make sure that whatever you get fits your requirements and specifications in every way!

Where to Buy a 4 Man Pop Up Tent

4 Man Pop Up Tent

Space and comfort are huge factors that people consider when choosing a tent that’s right for them. It’s common for someone to want the largest possible tent even if it won’t be used for the prescribed number of people. Whether you’re looking for a large tent for a couple people, or for a tent that will actually fit a large number of people, the 4 man tent is one of the best options. The 4 man tent is spacy enough for 4 people to live comfortably, or for a couple people to live very comfortably, so the choice then becomes finding the right tent for you. A pop up tent makes the whole ordeal much easier, but how do you know where to get your tent?

Where to Buy 4 Person Pop Up Tent

There are numerous places that you could buy a tent, but some offer a wider selection and better choices than others. For instance, it’s not advised that you purchase a tent, let alone a big and pricy one like 3 man pop up tents, at a place like Wal-Mart, where the selection is thin and the quality thinner. If you insist on purchasing your tent from a brick and mortar store then Cabela’s or your local outdoor equipment store likely is the best place. They’ve often got decent selection and good choices. However, it’s tough to beat the selection of online stores. These stores often have all different kinds of tents. If you don’t want to purchase something without seeing it or trying it out then you can shop both retail stores and online to get the full picture.

With our selection and information you’re sure to find the perfect tent!
Our online store doesn’t just provide you with one of the widest and most voluminous selections of all different kinds of tents on the web, including 4 man pop up tents, we work to make your decision easier as well. We have all sorts of useful information and a helpful search engine and organization to make sure that you can easily find the tent that you need every time!

Interesting Facts About Pop Up Tent Campers

Pop Up Tent Campers

A portable camper, complete with a sink and a couple of beds, is something that a ton of people would love to have. But the fact of the matter is that these kinds of pop up campers are very expensive, with the cheapest usually running you 5-10 thousand dollars. However, there is a cheaper alternative. Pop up tent campers attach to the back of your car in the same way as a regular camper, but in make and design they are much closer to a tent. They provide you with the shelter and portability that you need, but they’re much cheaper (though they do come without amenities like the sink and beds). They effectively allow you to have the classic wilderness camping experience wherever you want, and without lugging around a huge tent in your trunk! For this reason they’re still desirable for many people, and can still provide you with a great experience!

Interesting Facts About Pop Up Tent Campers

You can get pop up tents for camping made out of the same fabric and material as heavy duty tarps, you can get them waterproof and fire resistant, and they come in all different shapes and sizes, so whatever conditions you will be using your tent camper, and however many people it needs to house, there’s one out there for you. The tent trailer brings the added benefit of maximum portability. One big problem that people have with big tents is that they take up all the space in their trunk. A tent trailer takes this problem away, and allows you to bring everything that you need! Furthermore, pop up tents camping is that much easier than regular tents because they’re designed to be put up in just a few minutes, in contrast to the hassle that often comes with regular tents.

Pop up tents make your life easier in many ways!
Not only do they make the whole camping process easier, but pop up tents in many ways provide you with the same great experience as regular tents. They’re made from the same material, can house the same amount of people, and can be just as portable. In short, they provide you with most of the benefits and little of the hassle.

How to Set Up Coleman Tent

Coleman Tent

One of the most popular and simple instant tents is the Coleman tent. This is because of the ease with which you can put it up, unlike many other instant tents this really is instant, it can be done in a minute or less and requires almost no effort or preparation. If you have all the proper equipment in your bag, and if it’s in its normal working condition, then it’s just a couple steps and you can have your camping experience ready to go. Unlike normal tents, which can take ages to put up, and require extensive knowledge as well as many different tools or pieces of equipment, and if one is missing you’re in trouble, the Coleman tent all comes in the one piece, and it’s snaps up as soon as you remove it to make camping easier than ever!

How to Set Up a Coleman Tent

Make sure that you have the Coleman tent properly seated in its bag and any parts that may be required are in their proper place when you put it away. Then when you want to put it up simply remove it from its bag and lay it out. The legs should kick out automatically with the tent material attached. Allow the legs and poles to stretch out far enough so that the tent material is stretched out properly and then pull it out until it won’t go further. The tent should now stand up properly and look like a normal tent that’s been put up, except it took you only seconds to get the job done! It’s really this simple, so you can get your camping experience started in just a minute or less!

The simplest camping experience yet!  

One thing that people often look at as a drawback of camping is that it takes a long time, and a certain measure of knowledge, to put up a tent. The Coleman tent removes this difficulty and allows you to get the same enjoyment out of the experience with much less of the work. If you want an easier camping experience but still get all of the benefits then a Coleman tent may be the right choice for you!

How to Set Up a Camping Tent

Camping Tents

Some people prefer the trailer style of camping, where you get most of the comforts of home while being with nature, but many others prefer leaving that behind and truly roughing it, and for this you have the camping tent. However, roughing it isn’t quite accurate, considering the quality of tents that are available today. You can find roomy tents that are waterproof and provide you with enough space and shelter to have a great time, while you still get to do the true camping. One difficulty that people often have is with setting up a tent. This can be difficult, and it varies by the tent, but the idea is always the same, and it’s often not as tough as it seems.

How to Set up a Camping Tent

The first step is to find a flat area where your tent can sit evenly, and where you can get comfortable inside it. Then you need to unpack the tent and remove all the different parts. Lay it out and make sure that all the parts are in their proper areas. Now you have to stake down the poles of your tent, make sure that they’re far enough that the tent material is properly stretched out, but not so much that it’s too taught and may rip. Then you just have to connect the respective tent poles and put the frame together.

Putting together a tent doesn’t have to be so hard!

People often exaggerate the difficulty of putting up a tent, and it can seem harder than it really is. Though it does depend on the tent, the fact is that if you know a little about how to set up a tent for camping then you’re likely capable of putting up most tents without trouble. It doesn’t take too much time, and if you do struggle with it you can always get a pop up tent which is even simpler.

How to Set a Pop Up Camping Tent

Pop Up Camping Tent

The reason that most people go with a pop up camping tent is the simplicity. It is made to be easier than a regular tent to put up. Though this is certainly true, putting up a pop up tent isn’t always as easy as you might think. After all, putting up a regular tent is often a huge ordeal and is for many people too difficult to accomplish successfully without explicit directions and a good deal of time. Pop up tents are much easier than this, but they still take a little work and knowledge of how to get the job done. That being said, with a simple set of instructions, and with a decent tent and a good place to put it, you should have your pop up tent in place in not time!

How to Set Pop Up Camping Tents

First, take the pieces out of the storage bag and make sure that everything is accounted for. Next, you have to find the right place to put your tent. Put it somewhere that is flat enough for it to be comfortable to be in the tent as well as for the tent to be able to sit evenly. Find the poles and hammer them into place the proper distance apart, this distance will depend on the size of the tent, but far enough for it to be stretched out. The poles should intersect at a certain point in the middle, and here you loop them together. Attach the end of the poles to the metal pins in the corners and pop it into place!

Set up differs by the tent!

The above is a general guideline for a few different popular pop up tents, but it’s important to remember that each tent is different, and that many can be quite different than the above directions. The most important thing is that you check the directions that come with your individual tent. Bring it along for your camping trip, make sure that all the pieces are in place, and you should be good to go!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Shade Tarps for Your House

Shade Tarps

No matter where you live, even in a place that gets relatively little sunlight compared to somewhere like Arizona or Texas, it can still be very annoying on the days it is sunny to be baking on your porch, or to constantly have the sun in your eyes in the backyard. The sun is definitely nice, but too much of it can simply become a nuisance. This is why so many people turn to a shade colored tarp to get the sun off them. These shade tarps, made of mesh or nylon, provide you with the cover that you need to be out on a beautiful sunny day without having to deal with any of the annoyance or difficulty that this often entails. With a well-made sun shade colored tarp you can enjoy all the benefits of the sun without any of the drawback!

Get Easy and Enjoyable Tarp Mesh Shade Today!

A shade cloth colored tarp is netted and allows a certain amount of the sun to be absorbed and let through. This small amount is crucial, so you get the shade you want, but you still get some of the warmth, and some of the light, it’s simply stunted and greatly reduced. That way you truly get to enjoy the benefits of the sun on a hot day without overdoing it. If you live in a perpetually sunny place then you can take advantage of a tarp for comprehensive shade every day, or if you live in somewhere with less sun you can still enjoy it on the days that are nice! Things like the color of your shade cloth colored tarp are entirely subjective, it all depends on what you want. Pick your color depending on the design or colors of the area in which you’re putting the tarp, or on the amount of light you want to come through, with black obviously letting in the least and white the most.

Hands on help and a great selection of tarps at our online store!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect tarp to get the shade you need, or you need practical advice like how to make a shade canopy with a tarp or how to put a tarp up, our website can provide you with all of this and more! We’ve got numerous resources and a team of pros to help you out!

How to Check Resistance of a Plastic Tarp

Plastic Tarp

The most popular kind of tarp are the plastic polyethylene tarps. There are numerous reasons for this, they’re often waterproof, there’s no absorption and nothing will get through a sealed poly tarp, they’re lighter than most kind of tarp, and they’re often resistant to ripping. They can come in various different colors, from a black plastic poly tarp to a white plastic poly tarp to a blue plastic poly tarp, and each will bring the same benefits, though white will reflect sunlight where black will absorb it making white the more common choice for most people and businesses. An important factor for most people is the resistance factor and strength of the tarp, and there are a few things which determine this.

Find a Resistant Plastic Poly Tarp Roll

The primary factors which determine the resistance and strength of a plastic poly tarp are the synthetic thread, the density of the weave count, and the anchor strength of the grommets. The higher the denier, or the synthetic threat, and the higher the density of the weave count, then the more resistant and strong the tarp will be. If you’re going to buy a plastic poly tarp at Lowes then check these things before purchase if you need one that’s strong and resistant. To check the resistance after purchase simply stretch the tarp over the area that you need covered and keep tightening it until the threads become visible, then you’ll know about how resistant it can be. Check how strongly the plastic poly tarp grommets are fastened to the tarp itself as well as the material around the grommets to check for the possibility of ripping.

We’ve got the most resistant and strong tarp poly plastic available!

You can always go to a department store and get, say, a clear plastic poly tarp Lowes, but it’s always better to get things made from a specialized dealer that you can trust, and that’s what you get when you choose our online store! We’ve got the plastic poly tarp for you regardless of what you’re looking for, and we’ve got all the information that you need to make sure that you have the right resistance for your situation!

Finding a Dump Truck Tarp System

Dump Truck Tarp System

It’s easy to think that managing and using a tarp is as simple as throwing it over whatever you need covered and not worrying about it, but the fact of the matter is it can get much more complex than this. After all, you need to find the type of tarp that suits what you’re covering and the environment which it needs to withstand. Furthermore, you need to make sure that it’s adequately anchored down and won’t come off, as well as not being too tight and ripping or tearing. This is especially important when it comes to dump truck tarp covering systems, which often have to stay on at decent speeds and which can have rough things to cover that can easily rip the surface of the tarp. That’s why there are special truck tarp covering systems for dump trucks, though!

Get the Perfect Tarp for Your Dump Truck

When it comes to buying a truck bed covering tarp, or a dump truck tarp, it comes down to the sizing requirements of your tarp while also considering the load, as well as the strength of tarp that you require to ensure that it won’t rip. This is entirely subjective to your task. Measure not just the width and length of the truck from the spots that you can fasten a rope or wench, but also ensure that you include the possible space that may be required in addition if the load goes over the lip of the truck bed. Make sure you know all the things that you’ll be loading, if it includes very rough or sharp material then it’s likely a good idea to go with a heavy duty tarp. This also depends on the weather, if you live in extreme weather then a heavy duty tarp will last longer and be more effective. Finally, choose the right dump truck covering tarp kit to make sure that you can always repair or install correctly.

With our help you’ll get a great tarp system for your dump truck!

Whatever you requirements or whatever kind of tarp you may need for the task, you can count on finding it right here at our online store! We’ve got the selection, the professionals, and the information and resources you need to always be successful!

Buying Reliable Trailer Tarps

Trailer Tarps

When you buy a trailer there are a few things that you need to pay attention to in terms of upkeep and maintenance, and one of the most important is storage. Wherever you keep your trailer you need to be certain that it doesn’t come too closely in contact with the elements and that it can’t get damaged. This is especially problematic considering that most people keep their trailers outdoors. The solution to this problem, however, is the trailer cover tarp. With a well-made utility trailer cover tarp you can keep your trailer anywhere and ensure that it’s sheltered from all the elements and kept in pristine condition. A tarp cover for trailer can be made from various different materials and can come in different colors and sizes, but with a bit of measuring and the right information you can get the perfect one!

Pick the Best Trailer Cover-Up Tarp

The first thing you need to do is a measurement of the trailer to deduce the size of tarp that you require. You have a few different trailer tarps to choose from: if you live in a place of severe weather, either considerable snow or considerable sunlight, then a heavy duty tarp may be the right choice. This will withstand all the elements and make sure that your tarp is kept safe. This also goes if you need a dump trailer cover tarp, which often has to be strong enough to withstand difficult conditions. These tarps can come in nylon, mesh, or polyethylene. There are benefits to each of these, with mesh providing more breathability but poly providing more thorough resistance. Once again it largely depends on the environment in which you live, and the conditions that your trailer will be stored in. If necessary you can always get a normal or dump trailer tarp cover kit to apply or repair.

Choose from a fantastic selection of the highest quality trailer cover tarps!

Our online store is here to provide you with anything and everything that you need to fulfill any tarp needs that you have. We’ve got a wide and comprehensive selection of tarps, as well as a wealth of resources and information for you to be certain that you go with the right one!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Choosing Mesh Tarps Online

Mesh Tarps

Mesh tarps are used to fulfill many different functions. Businesses use them for construction, they’re used for shade to keep customers covered, or for sporting facilities to keep dust off. Choosing the right mesh colored tarp all depends on what you’re looking for, because the different materials available will determine which one is right for you. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. For the sizing of your mesh tarp you need to conduct thorough measurements and make sure that it’s large enough, or that the tarp that you choose fits just right. Next comes the coloring, which some people don’t care for and others find very important. If you’re covering something heat sensitive or need it for camping then a black mesh tarp likely isn’t suitable considering that this will absorb sunlight, whereas white is perfect for these kinds of purposes.

Find the Perfect Mesh Tarp for You!

Perhaps the most important consideration to make is the material and the function of your tarp mesh. For instance, if you need to cover something that will be conflicting heavily with the elements then a heavy duty colored mesh tarp may be the best choice for you. These are often double bonded with heavy duty grommets to ensure that no wind or elements can get through or harm the tarp itself! For a simple mesh shade tarp then you want something lightweight and that can be moved easily. People often prefer a green colored mesh tarp for agricultural uses, especially for commercial agriculture simply because of the aesthetics. There are many different kinds of mesh tarp to choose from, and it isn't too difficult to find the right one with the help of our easy to use online store!

The best place on the web to get the tarp you need!

Our online store offers a wide assortment of mesh tarps, from nylon colored mesh tarp to a heavy duty tarp, in all different colors, sizes, and materials. Whatever you’re looking for and whatever kind of help you need, if it’s got to do with getting high quality tarp then we can help! 

5 Main Features the Best Pop Up Tent Should Have

Best Pop Up Tent

One of the best types of tent that you can purchase is a pop up tent. The pop up tent combines the safety and shelter of a standard tent without all the hassle that often comes with having to put it up. Most people think that tents can’t be that complicated, but that’s until they find themselves dealing with extensive poles, straps, stakes and ropes. The pop up tent eliminates all of this. There are a few different things that you need to look into when purchasing a pop up tent. After all, there are many different kinds out there, and you have to consider everything from material to design to spacing to make sure that you go with the right one and have the best possible experience with your pop up tent. 

5 Features of an Instant Pop Up Tent

  • You want an easy usage pop up tent, meaning a tent that will simply snap itself up without any hassle and without too much work, which is the whole point in the first place. The best pop up tent will simply take care of itself without trouble.
  • Convenient storage is another key point. The tent that you go with has to fold down and be stored flat and without a lot of different components jutting out that make storage difficult.
  • Waterproof material is crucial if you want to be sure that you can be comfortable and get the proper shelter that you need.
  • Once you determine the number of people that will be staying in the tent, you need to be certain of the spacing that you want, and that the tent is large enough to house the number of people, as well as suited to give you the space that you’re looking for.
  • Make sure that it’s a design that you like. The more attractive the tent and the more you like it, the easier it is to stay in it and enjoy it.

Our online store has all the best pop up shelter tents for you!

Of course, in the end it’s not just about which pop up tent is best, but which one is best for you. Though the above are good to have and will constitute a good pop up tent, find one that fits your needs best among our wide selection!