Small businesses can find it effective to reach out to their target audience with outdoor events like trade fairs, exhibitions, festivals, community events, charity events, seminars, and workshops, etc. The easiest way of doing it is to set up a canopy tent, where you can demonstrate your products and interact with potential customers protected from the elements that can often play spoilsport in outdoor events. Since the best-quality canopy tents are quite costly, you will want to take proper care of them so that you can keep using them for a long time and boost your ROI. Some tips:

Clean Thoroughly 

A clean canopy tent speaks volumes about your professionalism; however, since it is easy for the tents to become dirty when you participate in outdoor events, you need to clean them thoroughly. The best way of doing it is to set up the tent and use a long-handle soft bristle brush to reach out to all parts of the canopy to remove debris like leaves sticking to it. Use a high-pressure hose to wash down the canopy and the frame to get rid of the dust. Now gently scrub all surfaces with a mild detergent solution and let the tent dry in the air naturally. Use a dry cloth to wipe down any moisture sticking to the frame to prevent corrosion.

Repair Damage

It is natural for the tent fabric of even the best pop up tents for sale to tear or develop small holes with repeated use. Use a patch kit to repair any damage promptly without letting it develop. To stop small leaks, you can use adhesive repair tape, but if you want to increase the water resistance, you should apply a silicone-based waterproof coating easily available in DIY stores. Carrying out the repairs before storing the tent away for the next season ensures that you are ready to go at short notice.

Store Properly 

Dismantle the canopy tent following the manufacturer’s instructions but ensure it is bone dry before you store it away, as it will help stop the frame from rusting and the fabric from developing mold and mildew that will ultimately disfigure and weaken the canopy. Mold can also cause severe allergic reactions, according to the CDC. Canopy tents are best dried out in the open under bright sunlight. Fold the tent neatly and keep it away in a plastic box. Applying pressure will remove the air trapped inside the folds and allow you to make it into a more compact bundle. Keep the canopy frame and the tools required to install the tent in one place, so that you do not have to hunt around the next time you want to use the tent.


To extend the life of your canopy tent, you should be gentle when setting it up and taking it down. The system is simple and takes only a few minutes if you follow the right technique. Applying brute force is not a good idea as the frame can get bent or the fabric can tear. With proper handling, use, maintenance, and storage, a canopy tent will give you many years of excellent service.