Buying or renting a commercial event tent can be daunting because of the different types available. To ensure that you are getting the best tent for your event you need to know the basics of each type. Once you know the basics you can make an informed decision on the tent you are going to get.
Pop-Up Event Tent
A pop-up event tent is also known as an instant canopy and these are inexpensive, convenient and easy to use. These tents have been designed to be erected without any tools and will use an accordion-style frame. These tents are compact, lightweight and ideal for smaller areas. A pop-up tent will generally be small in size and should only be used as a temporary cover as they are not the sturdiest of tents.
A Pole Tent
Pole event tents are held up by a pole frame with the poles located on the edge of the tent. There will also be a number of poles in the center of the tent to support the canopy. These tents are generally large in size, lightweight and easy to set up. If you need a large tent that is cost-effective then this is the ideal option. However, you will require a large space to set this tent up and the poles in the center could cause visibility problems.
Tension Event Tent
A tension event tent is very similar to a pole tent, but the center height of the canopy will be much greater. These tents are often called high peak tents and can create a dramatic effect. These tents are among the most popular for formal and business events. The tents are lightweight, easy to set up and will use center and perimeter poles to support the structure.
Tension tents are the ideal choice for events help in wet and windy locations. They offer greater stability than other tents and can be left up for extended periods of time. The primary issue with these tents is that they are more expensive that other types of tents such as the pole tent.
Frame Event Tent
Another expensive type of tent is the frame event tent. This tent is supported by a metal tube frame and will not need a center pole to support the canopy. This does make the tent more flexible than the tension and pole options. The lack of poles and tension ropes also means that you do not need as much space to set up the tent.
Frame tents are heavier than other types of tents and are more complicated to set up. There is also a limit on their size at 40 feet wide. However, their versatility does make up for this and multiple tents can be connected to each other.
There are many different types of commercial tents available and you need to know what they are. Each has pros and cons that need to be considered before any decisions are made.