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Old 08-16-2016, 12:53 PM
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Default Recommendations needed for a expandable canopy

Never really know what to believe anymore when looking at customer ratings
(if they truly are customer ratings).

Looking to pick up a well made canopy that isn't junk and won't break the bank.

Fire away, recommendations needed.

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Size, use? As an example, a 10 x10 canopy at Lowes, $400. Same canopy at Walmart on close-out $130.
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Use? To keep the scorching heat off me hide.
10x10 Top
From what I have read the canopy itself should have a reflective inner side to reflect heat better and provide better cooling capacity.

I'm also wondering if the majority of the frames are pretty much the same or do some have heavier frames?

I'm wanting something that's going to last.
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Google Sail shades.
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http://www.wayfair.com/Canopies-Tent...21884&device=t


Do your research. Cheap ones are not gonna last. I have some Coleman ones that are medium duty.

See the canvas or poly material used and it will give you an idea of durability. Anything exposed to sun will eventually crumbled.
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http://m.sears.com/slant-canopy-10%2...0050830x000545
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Originally Posted by Snoozin View Post
Google Sail shades.
That was going to be my recommendation as long as he's not looking for protection from rain.
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you want something portable? or attached to your house / deck permanently?

if portable: we bought an e-z up tent [https://www.ezup.com/] for kids' summer sporting events and it's really well made...however, there's definitely differences in the construction of a $100 tent vs. a $500 tent (usually aluminum vs steel frame). we bought the smallest "commercial" grade they made for about $450 about five years ago. it's still in great shape.
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I have a Coleman for the beach that I have been happy with. It's fairly easy to set up and take down. It's pretty sturdy and doesn't want to blow away like many others. It is a little heavy.
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I bought this from Walmart and have been happy with it. The top is vented and seems to help in the wind.

Chapter 13' x 13' Pagoda Instant Canopy / Gazebo Shelter (169 sq.ft Coverage)
$129.00
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
you want something portable? or attached to your house / deck permanently?

if portable: we bought an e-z up tent [https://www.ezup.com/] for kids' summer sporting events and it's really well made...however, there's definitely differences in the construction of a $100 tent vs. a $500 tent (usually aluminum vs steel frame). we bought the smallest "commercial" grade they made for about $450 about five years ago. it's still in great shape.
Completely agree about a commercial pop up canopy vs an entry level canopy.

I recently went back into remodeling residential homes and need a canopy to set up over the cutting area while I'm cutting crown moldings or filler strips for cabinet installs and the like.
The heat from the sun this year is absolutely brutal in the afternoon hours.
Additionally, it has a tendency to pour down once in awhile.
Don't want the equipment getting destroyed from the rain when it does start pouring.

Definitely steel frame, heavy duty top, something that's not to brutal to erect.

Started looking for something with a SunBrella top cover with a steel frame but only coming across canopies with aluminum frames or the info states the frames are aluminum and steel, whatever that's suppose to mean.
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