Spring is almost upon us and the party tent rental season is almost here. While rental companies are gearing up for the season, tent renters are starting to plan their events. When renting a tent for an event there are many factors when choosing a style of tent for various event such as graduations weddings and picnics.
We will begin with the most common and industrial tent the oldest to the tent rental industry the pole tent. A pole tent requires a set of poles arranged beneath the vinyl top to support the structure. The pole tent top is tensioned over the poles and attached to anchoring devices at tensioning points around the pole tent tops perimeter. The pole tent top is anchored to the surface generally using stakes. On smaller tents it is also possible to anchor the tents using weights. Many rental companies offers 2 types of anchoring systems for our pole tent tops: traditional rope and our ratchet buckle system.
The second event tent I will discuss is related to the pole tent but is designed for a more elegant look. This tent is commonly referred to as a peak tent. The peak tent is similar to a traditional pole tent with the exception of a taller center pole that is used to create the high peaks. The high peak tent has a high slope with stylish peaks, smooth curves and a modern profile that will add elegance to any venue
We will now move on to frame tents. A traditional frame tent’s frame is assembled with aluminum or steel tubing joined together with connection fittings that support the fabric top. The rigid framework allows the tent to be freestanding. *However, a frame tent will require some type of anchoring system, such as ropes, ratchets, or cables, to hold it in place. Frame tents are popular for events that require smaller tents. Frame tents require no center poles or center supports, giving the optimum amount of space available.
Our next frame tent I will discuss is a gable frame tent. A gable end frame tent is assembled with aluminum or steel tubing joined together with connection fittings that supports the fabric top. The gable end frame tent differs from the standard frame tent in the appearance of the ends of the tent. The gable end frame tent has a double sloping roof which forms a triangular section (gable) at each end of the pitched roof. The rigid framework allows the tent to be freestanding. A gable frame tent will require some type of anchoring system, such as ropes, ratchets, or cables, to hold it in place. Gable frame tents are popular for events that require an entrance way connected to another tent, or if the peak height is desired for the entire length of the tent. Gable tents can butt up against existing structures with minimal water penetration. Gable frame tents require no center poles, giving the optimum amount of space available. All fittings and poles are interchangeable (excluding corners) with Classic Frame Tent Systems.