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Don’t Do This to Your Canopy!


We want you to be happy knowing that the canopy you purchase from KD Kanopy  will last a long time, just like your business. We often hear from past clients often whose canopies have lasted over 10 years. We want that to be you! We know that your canopy may be in storage now but in time, your canopy will be hanging out at festivals, soaking in the cheer at sporting events and even enjoying a good networking session at tradeshows. It will be beyond exciting to take that canopy out of storage and use it as it was intended but keep in mind – there are a few things you want to avoid so that you have a canopy that will stand the test of time.


Most likely, your local weatherman can predict the conditions you’re going to see on the day of your event. We keep our fingers crossed for sunshine (always) but there is that occasional day or 2 where the wind comes up. These are the days you may want to keep your canopy at home. Those really big wind gusts can tear your canopy top & that would be a horrible way to end (or start) a day.


Our canopies are meant to be installed within a few minutes, giving you a no-hassle set-up. The same goes for taking them down. Like we mentioned earlier, our canopies enjoy a good networking session at tradeshows but they don’t like to be set up for multiple days in a row. At the end of the day, you’re tired & you need some rest. Do yourself a favor, let your canopy rest too.


As you already know, our canopy tops are water resistant meaning they can handle the occasional sprinkle. They are not waterproof. Don’t leave your canopy by itself when it’s raining. We all know that sometimes when it rains, it pours. If you allow the water to pool up after a good rain, you risk the weight of that water damaging the canopy frame. Want more details about water resistant vs. waterproof? Check out this blog we posted back in March.

As we head into the summer months, outside is the place to be and hopefully we will all get to enjoy that at some point. Our canopies love to be outside to help you show off your brand. Keep these simple care instructions in the back of your mind and it will help your canopy to last for years and years. If you have any questions or need any help, our customer support team is always here!