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than a frame tent, since the former
enables the inclusion of hard walls,
vinyl walls and/or glass walls, and these
enclosure options allow for a climatecontrolled
environment. This is the
preferred method of cooling tents, he
says, explaining that while tent fans can
help lower the interior temperature,
they don't control the environment as
effectively as an HVAC system.
It's not just the tent type that bears
consideration during times of extreme
heat. The installation surface-
particularly concrete or asphalt-
presents another concern.
" Asphalt is the worst, " says Rodriguez,
adding there are times Marianne's
Rentals will recommend installing on
grass instead. " It can add 10-20 degrees
additional temperature off the ground
during an extreme-heat situation. This
can affect the metal and how hard it is to
handle it. We've had asphalt become soft
and equipment get stuck or malfunction.
" [But] sometimes there are no
choices and you have to make it work, "
she continues. " I have certain dance
floors or acrylic specialty items that
cannot sit in the clear-top tent under
the extreme heat. So we have to cover
those items and/or wait to deliver them
after the sun is setting. That can affect
your installation timeline, so all of those
things have to be considered during the
planning period. "
Pamela Mills-Senn is a freelance writer
based in Seal Beach, Calif.
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