When indoor events are ‘out’ and outdoor events are ‘in’, here’s what you need to know about renting outdoor structures for your next event.
With weddings, graduations, and community events adjusting to social distancing measures as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, tent rental, canopy rental, and temporary structure rental is growing in number and popularity. Some benefits of outdoor structure rental is ease of installation, protection from inclement weather, and the ability to host large scale events in a safe and socially distanced manner.
But which type of outdoor structure is best suited for your event? We’ve broken down the most common types of outdoor structures you can rent for your next birthday bash or trade show event.
Whether you’re hosting a corporate event or a tailgate party, tent rentals can offer a quick and affordable solution for your outdoor event needs. When looking to host a larger event, consider a commercial frame tent that can cover very large groups of people. Commercial frame tents are freestanding metal structures and are sturdy and can resist stronger winds than other tent styles. Another bonus when renting outdoor tents like commercial frame tents is their easy assembly and installation on surfaces like patios, decks, and concrete. Some tent rentals also come with added accessories such as clear tent covers, side walls, and other self-contained features to make your event more intimate and private. Make sure to ask your rental store professional for more specifics on the tent best suited for the scale and type of your event.
Canopy Tents are perfect for tailgate parties or community events that require easy and open access. Canopy style tents are tent top only with no sidewall containment. These are some of the more affordable tent styles and can be easily transported to your event site. They are sustained and installed by being staked into the ground or weighted on all sides to ensure safety and prevent injury. Canopy tents are budget friendly and versatile and are ideal for easy setup and tear down.
Before you rent a tent or any other outdoor structure, review the tips below and read all manufacturer warnings and instructions. Your local, ARA-affiliated rental store professional can provide complete instructions.
Make sure to adhere to the instructions provided by your rental store professional when setting up your rental outdoor structures.
Follow the proper measures to ensure your outdoor structure is safe and secure when in use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it better to rent or buy tents, canopies, or rental structures?
While you may see options available to buy tents or other outdoor structures online, it’s important to consider tent rental is oftentimes cheaper and more secure than purchasing online. If you are looking to rent a tent based on a temporary need or one-time event, tent rental might be your best and budget-friendly option.
What is the best way to heat a rented tent?
Tent structures can be heated in a safe manner and with proper ventilation. Heaters can be used and are usually fueled by propane and powered by generators. You’ll also want to make sure you have flooring installed to keep the heat insulated inside your tent. You may also want to consider adding some fans as they can help circulate warm air throughout the tent.
Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products and services to meet your patio heater needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator.
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