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.

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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.