Should I close the tent walls?

Should I close the tent walls?

Today we’ll be talking about tent sidewalls. During the tent installation, one of the questions we’ll ask is whether you’d like us to enclose the tent walls or leave them open. If at all possible, it’s best to keep the walls open

Why Tesla is building new cars in a tent

Numerous sources are reporting that Tesla is now manufacturing it's latest Model 3 electric cars in a huge tent. You may wonder why. Having provided tents for numerous companies, I can tell you that a tent is a great way to add capacity. Building a new facility can take months or years for the planning, permitting and construction to be complete. Tesla applied for a permit on June 7 and was manufacturing cars three weeks later. That is an incredible feat that would not be possible with a traditional building

Many other companies have also used tents for storage, manufacturing or additional capacity for unexpected orders, during construction or remodeling, for disaster response and much more. Do you need a temporary warehouse, factory or retail facility? Contact us today.

Winter Storage Tents

Tents can be used for a wide range of different types of events, but temporary storage is not a use for a tent that most people think of. However, with winter approaching, keeping your equipment warm, safe and dry can be important. Our industrial tents are great for temporary warehousing, construction projects, manufacturing and much more.

If you're looking for something that is semi-permanent, check out our sister company Coverdomes. These fabric buildings are quickly installed, but can be left in place for many years. Contact us today for a fabric structure to meet your needs and your timeframe. 

Custom Tents, Our Specialty

Do you need protection from sun, rain, wind, snow or cold? Do you think it's impossible to cover your space with a tent? Think again. Here at Tents For Rent, we are experts at finding solutions that fit your needs. We have access to a large range of tent sizes and styles. If none of those fill your needs, we can always design a tent especially for your needs just like we did for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and other customers as well. We have years of experience in finding the perfect solution for your tenting needs. Our goals is to create a solution that will be safe and secure while serving you well. So, whether you need a tent for your wedding, construction project, or some other type of temporary coverage, contact us today to learn how our custom solution can work for you.

Can I Rent a Tent in the Winter?

This article is part of a series of posts with further explanation on many of our frequently asked questions.

Fall is here an winter will be before you know it. Great news, it's not too late to plan an outdoor event. Tents can turn your frosty back yard into a warm, inviting event space. Your next New Year's Eve party could be in a tent. With a little extra planning a winter tent event can be a success.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Plenty of heaters (of course)
  • A walkway to the house, building, parking lot, etc.
  • Flooring, and carpet
  • Tent doors

We make it easy for you to plan a winter event. We'll help you plan a solution just for you. Our heaters have automatic thermostats that keep your event warm even when the weather isn't.

We have extensive experience with winter tenting for Christmas parties and other special events, car sales, temporary storage and much more. Contact us to fill all your winter tenting needs.

What is the difference between a frame tent and a pole tent?

This article is part of a series of posts with further explanation on many of our frequently asked questions.

Many people wonder what the difference is between a frame tent and a pole tent. This article will be a bit more technical than most. So, I'll do my best to make it easy to understand.

Pole tents, also known as tension structures are an evolution of the earliest type of tents. The forerunners to modern pole tents were the big top circus tents of the past. They have one or more high peaks in the center. Their structure comes from the fabric itself. They can be installed quickly with no need for beams to support them. Many of today's pole tents are engineered to withstand up to 70 mph sustained winds and 90 mph gusts. Pole tents are the most economical type of tent that we offer. They are great for weddings, backyard parties and other events of all kinds. They have tall, graceful peaks and airy spacious interiors. Many people prefer this style over the more traditional square frame tent appearance. They can be installed on nearly any surface where stakes can be driven into the ground.

While pole tents fill the needs of most of our customers, there are some situations where only a frame tent will fit the bill. Frame tents, also known as clearspan structures or clearspan tents offer some unique advantages. Sometimes, tents must be secured with weights instead of driving stakes into the ground. In locations where a driveway cannot be penetrated or where underground utilities make it unsafe to drive stakes, a frame tent with weights is the perfect solution. Frame tents are much more flexible in the ways that they can secured. They can be installed on a deck, patio or even the rooftop of a building. Frame tents have other advantages as well. They have no interior poles. This is great for construction projects where machinery must work inside the tent or events where poles would obstruct the flow of people. Frame tents also work well as weather protection for a stage at a graduation ceremony or other outdoor event with a large audience. Lighting and speakers can be hung from the aluminum beams of the tent. The front of the stage can be completely unobstructed by tent poles. Frame tents can also be easily raised to a taller height to cover a stage or to allow machinery to enter the tent. Some people prefer the more modern, "Euro" appearance of a frame tent.

Still not sure which type of tent you'll need? Contact us and let our representatives find the best solution for your event. Whichever type of tent you choose, rest assured that Tents For Rent will provide you with a quality tent and excellent service to make your event successful.

Why Google is Proposing a Huge "Tent" for It's New Headquarters

Of course, we, here at Tents For Rent have been touting the flexibility of tents for years. Now Google is doing the same. They are planning to achieve numerous benefits with their new fabric structure:

  • Openness to the surrounding community
  • Green indoors and out
  • Flexibility for changes in future needs.

Whether your tent is for a wedding or an office space it offers you:

  • A blank canvas to design or decorate as you like
  • The ability to easily move or change it as necessary
  • An "outdoor" feel
  • Low environmental impact
  • Reasonable cost

Contact us today and let us help you find the tent for your needs.

Keep Your Construction Project on Schedule Even During the Winter

When I think of a tent event, I think a beautiful spring day. The sun is setting and a soft breeze is blowing as a couple exchanges their vows. However, this certainly isn't the case for every tent event. In January 2014, ARCO Design/Build and Stief Concrete were working on a construction project that was running behind schedule because the cold weather was delaying the pouring of the concrete walls. Stief Concrete looked to Tents For Rent to supply tents, heaters, power and lighting to allow the construction project to move forward in spite of the unusually cold weather.

 The site presented some unique challenges. Parts of the tents could not be secured with traditional stakes. Instead, they needed to be secured with concrete anchors that could penetrate only 5 inches into the concrete. Yet, they had to be able to hold the tents in place safely and securely. Also, during this time there was a severe propane shortage that increased prices and made propane difficult to find at any price. We kept a crew onsite during days that concrete was being poured in order to open and close the tent walls to give access to the work crews. In addition, tents needed to be moved frequently as the project moved forward. Frequent changes in the weather and schedule required us to be flexible to keep everything moving forward smoothly.

All in all the project is moving forward smoothly and the tents are allowing this project to be completed much more quickly than otherwise possible.