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Portable Carports

­Many situations could be improved with the use of a portable or pop-up canopy. Consider the following scenarios:

  • You have kenneled hunting dogs that would appreciate protection from inclement weather and s­un.
  • At the other end of the animal spectrum, you could build a rabbit hutch or chicken coop with chicken wire and a portable carport. Such a structure would keep these delicate animals from overheating or being pelted by precipitation.
  • If you sell vegetables or crafts at open-air markets, a portable carport can offer you shade from the sun and heat.
  • Preparing for a backyard event or outdoor wedding and worried about the prospect of rain? Special-event white carport canopies can give you peace of mind.
  • If you own a business, portable carports also are a great solution for employee or customer parking.
  • Headed to the beach? Tired of getting crisped or having sand blown into the potato salad on windy days? Use a portable pop-up canopy to enjoy a worry-free day.

Although most portable canopies are open, you can add removable sidewalls or select an enclosed tent design. Smaller pop-ups are simple to set up and also lightweight. They're often available in a range of colors, allowing you to customize for a special outdoor event.

Are you a do-it-yourselfer? If so, perhaps a carport kit is the way to go. Read on for more information about this cost-saving option.