The summer heat gets brutal at times. The desire to enjoy the outdoors at this time of year remains high, though, and there are things you can do to make the most of using canopies to cool your party day down.
– Take advantage of the shade wherever you can find it. While it is unwise to pitch a tent directly beneath trees where falling branches or limbs present a risk, we will help you select positioning of your canopies that will best take advantage of shade produced by them or nearby buildings or even embankments. The position of the sun at different times in the day helps us to determine the best positioning to maximize the cool shade. Research has shown where trees are planted, the temperature is reduced by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a huge difference.
– In the search for a flat, solid floor, avoid asphalt in your choice of surfaces. Asphalt is black, and black absorbs heat from the sun. Just as trees can bring the outside temperature down, asphalt can significantly bring the temperature up to a most uncomfortable level.
– Air circulation is necessary to achieve the best relief from the heat. Our canopies come with sidewalls but these can be removed to maximize the air circulation. If you need to have sidewalls, as often is the case in an exhibit or trade show, try to achieve cross ventilation where at least two walls can be removed. For an unfamiliar venue, it may mean asking someone who is knowledgeable of the location and which way the wind blows there. Set up your canopy to take advantage of the direction of the air flow.