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Summer 2016

Tent Series: Important Consideration (part 2)

In continuation of our previous entry important considerations when it comes to having tents at your planned outdoor events, here are three more important factors you ought to look into.

Weather/Climate Conditions

  • Take time to consider the weather conditions of where you are setting your tent function.
  • The potential for strong winds, rain, hail, snow and even just the immense heat from the sun are factors to consider too for a comfortable and enjoyable experience in the event being organized. You will need the appropriate tents that are able to withstand these certain weather conditions for a successful event.
  • Strong winds can ultimately blow your table arrangements or other event set-ups if tents are not set-up properly on your location.
  • Rain, hail or snow can easily ruin an outdoor gathering, most especially if you intend it to be a formal one (i.e. weddings or galas) – imagine getting all your nicely dressed up guests soaked and having to walk through muddy surfaces or even worse get hailed on!
  • The tents available nowadays are built to withstand almost anything that Mother Nature can throw at them. However, tents are without their limitations and keep in mind that these are still not permanent structures.

Type of Surface to Set Up On

  • Don’t forget to consider the type of surface that your tent will be installed on whether it’s grass, concrete, asphalt, sand, etc.
  • This is especially important when it comes to securing your tent in place for the duration of your event. Safety should always be your primary concern when it comes to setting up tents for your events.
  • There are a number of options to be considered for flooring inside your tents and pathways. You can have porta-pathswhich cover the ground so you won’t be walking on grass or you can also opt to have dance floor tiles for your tent set-ups.

Overhead and Underground Lines

  • It is very important to make sure that the space that you will be setting up your tent has all the underground lines marked as the stakes go into the ground up to 3 ft. – including the sprinkler system.
  • Overhead lines and tree branches are a concern, as the tent cannot touch them. The space you are planning to set your tents on should not have any overhead lines or tree branches in it

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