Being able to provide storage space on short notice in spots where there's no infrastructure is important in many industries and for lots of personal applications. Among the options worth exploring are canopy storage shelters. Let's learn more about what they are and how they're used.

What Are They?

Most models employ a light-weight frame that has a large cloth canopy attached. Typically, the canopy has to be attached to the frame prior to the structure being erected, and then the frame folds upwards. A combination of ropes and hooks are then used to raise and secure the canopy. Models come in a variety of sizes, from 10' by 10' sheds to ones 40-feet long that can protect multiple vehicles or a significant number of pieces of equipment.

Most versions have walls that come down the whole way to the ground. There are some models that only provide limited cover from the top and have open sides, though.

Why Are They Utilized?

The potential uses for a portable canopy storage shelter are as numerous as there are types of materials and equipment to protect. Folks holding festivals and concerts often employ them as temporary storage to stage equipment. Construction and remodeling companies may use them to protect stacks of materials. If you need a temporary structure to cover vehicles that'll be parked at a site, such shelters can be very handy.

A Word About Weather

While canopy storage shelters do obviously provide a degree of protection, they should not be seen as viable substitutes for permanent structures. If there is severe weather moving into an area, they will need to be taken down safety reasons. They can certainly hold up to most rainstorms, but they're not safe for deployment when hurricanes, tornadoes or heavy snow events are happening.

Cleaning Needs

Canopies will accumulate dirt and grime from the air over time. Generally speaking, the material can be cleaned by stretching it out on a flat and hard surface. You can then use a broom to sweep it.

When the canopy becomes embedded with dirt or mildew, simply use a combination of water and a light detergent. Using a soft brush or broom, you can work the mixture into the canopy. Hose it down to clean the loosened grime off, and then let it dry in the sun. Be sure you select a bright, warm and dry day to perform a cleaning.