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Spring is so close. This Bomb Cyclone all has us thinking the same thing, will winter ever end? Yes, it will! In fact, once this storm system moves out, the skies across Colorado and other parts of the country will clear and everything will dry out. The sun will warm things up a bit but then, in a few short weeks, those April showers will invade the forecasts. Are you ready? Or shall we ask, is your tent ready? Keep an eye on the weather if you are looking to use your canopy outside in the next few months.

Do you know the difference between water-resistant & water-proof tops?

Thanks to a finish we add to the fabric we use for all of our canopy tops, they are water-resistant. This means they can tolerate a light spring rain. The water will bead up and drizzle off the tent top, leaving what you have on display underneath, dry. Anything more than a light rain may cause trouble for your canopy top. You never know when a torrential downpour may hit, but if it does, your canopy top will be threatened with a great deal of water weight. Your canopy frame will not appreciate this extra weight and the integrity of it will be compromised. It may hold the water weight but you will no longer have the canopy you once did.

A water-proof tent will allow for those big torrential rains. They will stop any rain from leaking through. You will usually find this type of tent if you are looking in the camping department. An event tent, like the industry-leading ones we create, are not designed to give you this type of water security.

Keep an eye on the skies. Pack your canopy up if it looks like big rains are in the forecast. This is the best thing to keep in mind in order for your tent to last longer. We are always happy to help answer questions you may have regarding your canopy top or other product. Don’t hesitate to contact us!