Canopy Fittings You Can Depend On

3 Canopy Fittings You Can Depend On (and How They Work!)

You might be surprised at the number of canopy fittings available. With the right combination, you can create the framework for a wide range of temporary shelters. Plus, they’re made to last and easy to put together. 

There are a lot of different shapes and sizes of canopy fittings available, from corners to middles to sloped roofs. Keep this in mind when you are coming up with the layout for your tent or canopy. You probably have a lot more options than you think. 

Let’s take a look at some of the canopy fittings that are available so you can let your imagination run wild.

Feet

Foot pads range from ¾ inch to 1 7/8 inches and can be used with different materials, including electrical conduit and chain-link tubing. The base is wide and flat with three holes where you can add stakes or even screws to anchor the foot to the ground. These are a great choice for setting up a canopy for a craft show or yard sale because they’re easy to anchor and can also be taken down quickly. 

Foot pads with elbows are also available. These are particularly useful if you’re making a large structure and want to add extra support to the bottom of the wall. Rather than only connecting your tarp at the walls, an elbow allows you to add another length of conduit or tubing running only a few inches above the ground. 

For a permanent setup, use cement foot pads to anchor the feet into wet concrete or cement. They’re available in the same sizes as standard footpads and can be used with the same materials. If you’re looking to build a permanent car canopy or sunshade, cement foot pads are durable enough to last a really long time.

Couplers

When you’re building a large structure and need to use short pieces to create a long wall, couplers are the solution. They come in sizes ranging from ¾ inch to 1 ⅞ inch and work seamlessly with the same materials used with the footpads. 

Couplers can come in handy for a lot of different projects but are particularly useful when creating a banner display. Because banner displays don’t have the same wide dimensions as a tent or canopy, couplers can help by adding stable support on the long side.

Roofing

There are a lot of options when it comes to constructing the roof of your shelter, canopy, or tent. One of the easiest types to put together is a flat roof. For smaller structures, use a flat corner to support the corners of the roof and walls. 

If you’re making a large structure, there are plenty of options to provide support. Use a flat 5-way or flat side if you’re making multiple rooms or using extra conduit of tubing across the top for strength. 

Low peak roofs are also an option. This allows you to make a roof that’s at a 102-degree angle which is good for encouraging dirt, debris, and water to easily make its way down the slope of the roof instead of collecting and pooling. Low peak fittings are available as corners, ends, sides, and middles so you can put together just the kind of structure you need. 

For something with a little more height, try a medium peak roof. These fittings are at a 110-degree angle, which might not seem like a huge difference from a low peak roof but is actually really noticeable. Again, there are ends, corners, middles, and sides that allow you to create just what you need for your tent, canopy, or shelter. 

For the most dramatic type of roof, go with a high peak. At 120 degrees, this is the steepest angle available and creates a lot of height while allowing water and debris to run off the roof quickly. There are a lot of options available for supporting different areas of your tent as well as both keyed and non-keyed fittings.

How Do Canopy Fittings Work?

Canopy fittings are very simple to use. Each has openings for pipe, conduit, or chain link fence tubing, depending on the size you choose. Once you figure out the design, you can figure out what fittings you need and how many lengths of conduit. Then, choose your tarp. There are a lot of great vinyl and mesh options available in a range of different colors. 

The tubing or conduit slides right into the holes on the canopy fittings and most have locks that turn like a screw and pin the tubing in place. 

As we mentioned, the supporting feet can be staked into the ground or, for something more permanent, use cement feet in wet concrete and allow it to dry before building your structure.

What Makes These Fittings So Reliable?

Because of the easy-to-use designs of these fittings, creating or repairing your canopy is really easy. All you need are the right parts and everything fits easily together. Electrical conduit and fence tubing is readily available at most home improvement centers. 

Another thing that is so great about these fittings is their high-quality construction. All Canvas and Canopy fittings are made using high-quality materials and welding to make sure each piece lasts for as long as possible. They look great, too, with a galvanized finish  that adds a little something extra to your tent, banner, or booth.

With so many different shapes available, you can create just about any simple structure you put your mind to. Sloped roofs, flat roofs, walls, or banner displays, with the right combination of canopy fittings, conduit or fence tubing, and a durable top, you can create a tent or canopy that lasts as long as you need it to. Whether you need something temporary for a craft show or yard sale or you want to create a permanent canopy for your car or RV, canopy fittings allow for a lot of versatility and personalization.

Long-Lasting and Versatile

With so many different shapes available, you can create just about any simple structure you put your mind to. Sloped roofs, flat roofs, walls, or banner displays, with the right combination of canopy fittings, conduit or fence tubing, and a durable top, you can create a tent or canopy that lasts as long as you need it to. Whether you need something temporary for a craft show or yard sale or you want to create a permanent canopy for your car or RV, canopy fittings allow for a lot of versatility and personalization.

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