A Guide To Large Commercial Event Tents

Commercial Tent Structures

If you are going to using tents for business purposes, it is important that you have the right one. There are a number of different large commercial event tents that you can choose from. Understanding what some of these commercial tents offers is important to ensure you get the right one.

Pole Event Tents

As the name would suggest, pole event tents are supported using center and perimeter poles. To keep the roof stable, the tents need tension from stakes or other tie downs. These tents are very popular for commercial purposes because they are lightweight and easy to put up. They are also more cost-effective because they cost less than other tent types.

There are some issues with pole tents and the primary one is that you cannot use it in tight spaces. As tension from the stakes is required for the roof, each tent will have a specific number of stakes required otherwise they will collapse. They also require a set amount of space for the anchors which make them a problem for small areas or when you need a tent alongside a building.

Frame Event Tents

Another type of large event tent is the frame tent which offers an answer to the limitations of the pole tent. These tents have tubular metal frames which support the canopy instead of the tension from anchors and they will not require a central pole. You are able to install these tents alongside buildings and in smaller areas where a pole tent will not fit.

However, this does not mean that a frame tent is the best solution for all events. The flexibility of the tent does make it more expensive than other types. It is also more complicated to set up as the frame tent can take up to 4 times longer than a pole tent. Additionally, if you lose or break any part of their frame the tent will useless until you can obtain a replacement.

Tension Event Tents

Tension event tents are very similar to pole tents as they use poles for support and tension for their canopy. The primary difference is the height of the canopy. Tension tents will have canopies with tall peaks which result in them often being called high peak tents.

The extra height of the canopy is used to offer a more visually striking tent and could provide a more elegant look to the event. The higher peaks are also more aerodynamic than standard peaks making them better for windy occasions and increase the drainage. These tents are lightweight while able to withstand harsh weather and can be left standing for prolonged periods of time.

While the improved strength of the tent is a benefit, tension tents will have the problem of needing space for their anchors. As with pole tents, they cannot be placed next to a building or in a small space. They also have a central pole for support which could limit visibility.