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How Much Wind Can a Canopy Tent Withstand?

Feb 01, 2023
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Canopy tents are amazing for outdoor events. They offer shade and comfort in all types of weather. However, strong winds can disrupt your experience. Find out how much wind a canopy tent can withstand and learn how to protect your tent.

How Much Wind Can a Canopy Tent Take?

Generally, a canopy tent can withstand 30 to 40 MPH of wind. Note that wind resistance depends on the tent’s brand, model, and canopy materials.

Canopies are an essential item for wind resistance, and it is crucial to choose the right material to ensure that they last long and provide adequate protection.

Regular polyester is a common material used in instant canopies because of its durability and waterproof properties. However, it is essential to check the denier of the fabric before making a purchase. A thicker material will be tougher and more durable, and it will also provide better protection against the elements. It is important to note that regular polyester is not entirely waterproof, and it will eventually allow water to seep through. Though it will provide some UV protection, the effect is minimal.

On the other hand, Westshade 600D/900D polyester is an ideal material for canopy and other outdoor cover structures. This material is specially treated to be UV-resistant and water-resistant, making it perfect for long-term use. Therefore, the Westshade canopies include a fabulous waterproof canopy & UV protection. 

When selecting a canopy tent, it is crucial to consider the most important factors. Don’t waste your time, money, and mood on extremely cheap canopy tents:

Extremely Cheap Canopy Tents Destroyed in High Winds
Broken Canopy Tent Pole

The combination of a sturdy tent frame and durable canopy makes for the best windproof partner. In Westshade, we proudly offer three outstanding tent frame options:

1.The Y5 Commercial Lite Tent showcases a cross-section of 45mm with commercial-grade steel frames.  When paired with a 600D/900D polyester canopy, this umbrella can confidently withstand winds of up to 10 to 25 MPH.

Y5 Commercial Lite Steel Frame Details and Specifications

2. The Y6 Commercial Pro Tent features a cross-section of 45mm with commercial-grade aluminum frames for optimal durability. When paired with a 600D/900D polyester canopy, this umbrella can confidently withstand winds of up to 10 to 35 MPH.

Y6 Commercial Pro Aluminum Frame Details and Specifications

3. The Y7 Heavy Duty Tent boasts a cross-section of 57mm with heavy-duty aluminum frames that can withstand even the toughest conditions. When paired with a 600D/900D polyester canopy, this umbrella can confidently withstand winds of up to 10 to 50 MPH.

Y7 Heavy Duty Aluminum Frame Details and Specifications

However, we confidently recommend the Y7 Heavy Duty Tent for those who require the utmost in stability and durability. To put those speeds into perspective, a light breezy day has wind speeds around 0 to 12 MPH.

Moderate wind is around 13 to 30 MPH, and high winds start at 45 MPH. Although some tents can handle 40 MPH, anything under 30 is best. Before setting up a tent, you should check the forecast to ensure that winds will stay under 30 MPH.

Combat Wind the Right Way

Though you can’t control the weather, you can combat winds by setting up your canopy tent correctly. Follow the supplier’s instructions for proper assembly. This way, you maintain the structural integrity of the tent. This prevents the tent from lifting or shifting over. The last thing you want is a leaning tent. You have a first line of defense against winds with the right setup.Though you can’t control the weather, you can combat winds by setting up your canopy tent correctly. Follow the supplier’s instructions for proper assembly. This way, you maintain the structural integrity of the tent. This prevents the tent from lifting or shifting over. The last thing you want is a leaning tent. You have a first line of defense against winds with the right setup.

Always Anchor Your Tent

After assembling your tent, use ropes and stakes to anchor the structure to the ground. Durable stakes are made from heavy-duty materials like steel to ensure the tent doesn’t move, such as the Westshade Y7 Heavy Duty Tent. The extra security is beneficial on light and moderately windy days as it helps the tent maintain its structure.

Secure the Tent With Sandbags & Water Weight & Heavy Duty Steel Weight Plates

For additional weight, attach Sandbags, Water Weight, or Heavy Duty Steel Weight Plates to the tent’s anchors. You also can place pebbles, sand, or concrete inside the bags to help the canopy resist wind which can help you to save money. Canopy sandbags are tent must-haves, especially on asphalt and concrete, because anchors don’t dig into the ground. The extra weight holds the tent in place and prevents the structure from leaning or blowing away. Boost your tent’s wind protection with extra weight. Get the heaviest weight you can find and take your tent wind protection to the next level on a windy day.

Find the Right Location

Be mindful of your location. Ideally, set up your canopy tent in an area with the least amount of wind. Typically, shaded areas are the best places to put tents. Additionally, pay attention to wind directions. If your tent is facing the wind, the structure will shift. For that reason, place it in the opposite direction of the wind.

Personal Safety Reminder

Personal safety is of utmost importance, and we want to ensure that you are always prepared. If you anticipate strong winds, we recommend quickly packing up your tent, if time permits. Although the tent has passed the wind test at a speed of 50 mph, we highly recommend you do not use the product in high wind. In case you find yourself in an unfortunate situation where it’s already too late, we advise you to run to a safe place and wait for the bad weather to pass before packing up your belongings. And in any event, if your tent is damaged by bad weather, be assured that Westshade has got your back. Our excellent warranty is a testament to our confidence in our products, and you can learn more about it on our website.

At Westshade, we offer custom tent printing with various canopy accessories. Showcase a personalized tent at your next event! Start to get your quote today.

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