Canopy Set Guide

So, you've purchased your high-quality canopy tent from A1 Tarps. What are the next steps to getting the most out of your premium tarps? Read on, and we'll guide you through some of the basic steps you'll need to perform to assemble and erect your canopy tent. Many of our canopies do not require the use of any tools; however, it is wise to have a hammer available to ensure that the stakes are adequately deep enough into the soil for extra security.

Step One: Gather your Canopy Materials

You'll want to gather your canopy materials in the exact place where you want your canopy to be. (It will be much easier to move your canopy now, than to move it when it is fully constructed.) Take all of the items out of the box, laying them out to ensure you have all of your components. This includes tie-downs, bungees, rope, stakes and steel frames. Set the poly canopy roof aside and lay it flat to flatten the wrinkles that the tarp has sustained from extended storage.

Step Two: Assemble the Frame

Ensure that each steel-frame leg is properly extended. Attach each leg to the roof's frame. This will help you determine the spacing. With the frame assembled, now is the time to use your hammer to secure stakes into the ground. Additionally, now is the time to make sure that your frame is secure. If it is not, tighten the steel frame's joints. This is an important step because the frame serves as the foundation of the canopy: A loosely joined or wobbly frame can pose a safety hazard.

Step Three: Add the Canopy Tarp

Each of our canopy tarps are made from high-quality materials and feature reinforced grommets that will allow you to secure your tarps to the frame through the use of bungee cords. Securely fasten these grommets to the corners of the frame, making sure that you reinforce and secure these connections with additional bungee cords along the sides.

Step Four: Disassemble

If used for a short-term shelter or cover, it will be necessary to disassemble your canopy tarp and store it in a cool, dry place. Taking care of your canopy tarp will ensure that it will provide you with multiple uses for many years to come.

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