Top Tips For Pop-Up Tent Maintenance And Protection
Pop-up tents are useful for so many different reasons. The most common use for them during this time of year is at festivals and local markets and events where temporary cover is needed to create a usable area for business owners, customers and festival-goers to enjoy.
While many people think that these shelters can simply be constructed and used with little to no maintenance, they actually need a little bit of care and attention in order to stay in great condition so they can be used time and time again.
Taking good care of your pop-up portable shelter will help to ensure that you can use it year after year for a variety of different events and it will remain in great condition. Temporary doesn’t mean one use, these shelters can be incredibly long-lasting and durable if treated properly.
One of the best ways to ensure the longevity of your pop-up shelter is to make sure that you have constructed it correctly. Improper construction can lead to damage which may cut the lifespan of your tent short.
Ensuring you construct and deconstruct your shelter correctly each time helps to minimise accidental damage and also ensures that the tent is being used as it is supposed to, which minimises the risk of any accidents such as the cover falling down or the frame collapsing.
Fixing the tent in place is a key step that is often forgotten during assembly and this can cause major issues as if left unfixed, the tent is essentially balanced on the ground. Even a light breeze could cause movement and heavy winds could send your shelter flying away.
Another key step in maintaining your pop-up shelter is to keep it clean and tidy. Wiping down the canopy, keeping it free from dust and dirt and drying it to prevent water from sitting on the material are all important maintenance steps.
Not only does the build-up of dirt look messy and unappealing, but it can also hide any potential damage such as holes or tears and can also cause damage.
This is particularly important in wet weather as accumulating water can become heavy, which can cause the material to sag, stretch or even tear.
Keeping on top of cleaning the tent will help to maximise its lifespan and also helps to ensure it stays looking in the best condition as well.
You may think once your shelter has been packed away, it Is out of sight and out of mind, however storing the shelter correctly is vital in preserving it as best as possible.
Try and store your shelter neatly in a waterproof case or bag and keep it in a cool, dry space. If possible, storing it up off the ground can be helpful too.
This helps to prevent it from becoming damp, stops mould and dirt from accumulating and also prevents anything from damaging the shelter while it is out of use.
If it is being stored for an extended period of time, taking it out of storage and constructing it and allowing it to air out every so often is also recommended to keep it in the best condition.