The date is booked, the food is being prepared, and you have your tent site picked out. As you finalize your order for the shelter you’ll be relaxing under for your special event, one more option is presented: Are you going to buy sidewalls with your tent?
Sidewalls provide several different functions. They can help separate different areas of an event, provide privacy for the occupants, reduce the intrusion of bugs and pests, and shield event goers from the elements. With so many different uses, the decision to add sidewall seems a foregone conclusion. But what style to get?
Each of the styles listed below are the general types of sidewall for all applications; some tents, such as the Pinnacle Series High Peak Pole Tent, require specialized sidewalls to correctly attach to the frame, but are still available in these generic types.
The most basic option, a solid sidewall, provides privacy for tents that may have sensitive displays, or for rest areas that require seclusion for added comfort to those within. Solid sidewalls can be designed to complement the tent top by using similar patterned colors, or can even act as a tent purpose indicator with custom printing to show what the tent is for.
Solid sidewall aspects are similar to those of regular tent fabric; block out material can be used to reduce the amount of ambient light that enters through them, and can be cleaned and repaired in a similar fashion.
Sidewalls with window panels provide the same amount of environmental protection as a solid sidewall, as the clear portion of the window is sealed to the base portion using welding processes. These sidewalls can add to the tent’s aesthetic for high-end events, and allow natural light to enter the tent.
Taking the idea of the Window Sidewall to its logical extreme, entire sidewalls made out of clear vinyl provide party goers with a full view of the surrounding areas from within the structure. Just like the solid-style sidewall, the vinyl blocks any environmental factors in addition to debris or insects.
A drawback of clear sidewalls is that they lack the internal scrim that is part of block out vinyl’s construction, making them less able to withstand heavy use and makes them more prone to wear.
The most specialized version of sidewall is created from coated mesh fabric, and has its own appealing aspects and drawbacks. The most obvious plus of owning a mesh sidewall is the ability to allow for air flow beneath a tent while deterring most common pests of outdoor events, including bugs and errant blown leaves or debris. Due to the open-feel of these sidewalls, mesh should only be used when bad weather is not expected. Weather conditions need to be monitored during any tent installation for safety reasons, but are especially important when utilizing mesh sidewalls.
As an added option, all of the above styles of sidewall can also be custom printed in our in-house print shop, adding not only the option of branding and advertising, but making your event that much more personal.
At any time you can contact a sales rep at Celina Tent for more information on the sizing options and any custom details you wish to incorporate into the available sidewalls. Celina’s sidewalls are designed to be compatible with most other tent manufacturers’ style of tents, which allows our customers flexibility in their purchasing decisions. Visit our website at www.gettentsidewalls.com for more information today.
Check our YouTube Videos concerning sidewalls:
How to Roll Tent Sidewalls/Curtains
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