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  1. Get the Perfect Pop-Up Canopy and Tailgate Tent for Your Event

    Get the Perfect Pop-Up Canopy and Tailgate Tent for Your Event

    Whether you’re heading out to the big game or you’re hosting a backyard BBQ, having a tailgate tent or a pop-up canopy can make all the difference. This is one of the best ways to protect you and your guests from the elements and ensure everyone has a great time.

    If you don’t already own a shade tent, you might wonder whether it’s really worth the effort and expense. The answer is a resounding yes! Once you have a portable shade solution, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner.

    Still not convinced? Let’s take a look at the benefits of owning a tailgate tent, some fun ways to use them, and some of the most popular sizes and styles you can choose from.

     

    Benefits of a Tailgate Tent

    A pop-up canopy or shade tent will provide you with protection from the sun, rain, wind, and other elements. Since they come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, they’re very versatile. It’s also easy to find one that will fit your budget. If you choose a durable canopy from a reputable company – like ShelterLogic – you can use it season after season and have the confidence of knowing it will continue to look great and perform as it should.

    Most pop-up canopies are lightweight, compact, and easy to assemble in just a couple of minutes – especially if you have a few people to help you. This makes it easy to take them with you when you go to football games, picnics in the park, and any other type of event where people gather. When tailgating in a parking lot, setting up a shade canopy will also mark your designated space. This can come in handy when you’re surrounded by other tailgaters or event attendees.

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  2. Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer: The Benefits of Sun Protection

    Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer: The Benefits of Sun Protection
    As soon as the temperature starts to rise, it’s time to take advantage of outdoor activities and spending time with family in the sunshine. But with the extra fun comes increased risk of skin cancer. Sun protection is your best line of defense when it comes to skin cancer prevention. The American Cancer Society says staying in the shade can be one of the best lines of defense for your skin.

    What is Skin Cancer?

    What exactly is skin cancer? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation and Skincancer.org, it is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells usually caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation. The CDC suggests someone is at a higher risk of getting skin cancer even from a few bad sunburns. There are multiple types of skin cancer, but here are the three most commonly diagnosed in the United States, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America:
    • Basal cell carcinoma: The cancer cells develop in the basal layer of the skin, hence the name. This type of skin cancer accounts for 80% of all diagnoses in America. This type of the least dangerous because it rarely metastasizes and grows slowly.
    • Squamous cell carcinoma: This is the second most common type of skin cancer. They develop from the flat squamous cells on the skin. Although they are more likely to spread than basal cell carcinoma, it is uncommon for them to metastasize.
    • Melanoma: This is a more aggressive and dangerous type of skin cancer that form in the melanocytes, or darker pigments of skin. Melanoma can form in parts of the body that aren’t exposed to sunlight, and can metastasize.
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  3. Tips for Securing Your Pop-Up Canopy

    Tips for Securing Your Pop-Up Canopy

    A pop-up canopy is a versatile and reliable shade solution to use at the beach, farmers market, or backyard cookout to ensure sun protection. To add an extra layer of safety while using a pop-up tent, it is incredibly important to utilize canopy anchors to provide increased stability in cases of higher wind or other elements that may sway the shelter.

    There are several types of canopy anchors and other tools to make certain your shade solution stays strong and stable. Here are valuable tips and tricks to keep in mind before heading to your next outdoor gathering with your pop-up canopy.

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  4. Why Garage Storage is Better Than a Self-Storage Unit

    Why Garage Storage is Better Than a Self-Storage Unit

    Are you constantly feeling like you have too much “stuff”? If you’re like most people, the answer is yes! Whether you’re tired of cramming storage boxes under your bed, or you can’t fit one more thing in your closets, you’ll need to address your lack of home storage sooner rather than later.

    You may have considered renting a nearby storage unit. After all, an estimated one in ten Americans is already doing it.

    But is this the best option? Maybe not.

    On-site garage storage is almost always a far better choice. If you haven’t considered purchasing a portable garage or shed, now is a great time to explore the possibilities. Here are a few reasons why this could be one of the smartest things you do this year.

    Cost of Garage Storage vs. Self-Storage UnitsCost of Garage Storage vs. Self-Storage Units

    Cost of Garage Storage vs. Self-Storage Units

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  5. Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Seasonal Essentials for Mom

    Mother's Day Gift Guide
    Not sure what to get mom this holiday?

    Find gardening gadgets, shade solutions, and more outdoor items with our Mother's Day Gift Ideas.
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  6. 8 Tips for Using Your Shade Cover

    8 Tips for Using Your Shade Cover
    There are plenty of options for deck or patio shade, but shade sails offer a charmingly unique and practical solution. Not only do they provide quality sun protection, but these breathable and water-resistant solutions complement any outdoor space for gorgeous and functional outdoor décor. In order to get the most out of your shade cover, you need to use it properly! Check out these 8 tips for a long-lasting backyard shade solution.

    1. Pick a good spot.

    First, you need to pick an ideal area in your backyard for your shade cover. A shade sail should be placed over a spot that not only looks good but ensures you actually benefit from the shade. Include shade over your patio’s dining area, lawn furniture, or wherever the sun shines for up to 90% blockage of harmful UV rays. Further, pick a spot with anchor points within reach. Shade sails need to attach to your home, building, or other posts in order to be erected. Stay clear of electrical wires, utility lines, and tree branches.

    2. Slope your shade sail.

    While our shade sails feature knitted polyethylene that allows water to pass through, angling your shade cover can help maximize its water resistance. If you position your shade sail on a slope, large amounts of water are less likely to pool. Not to mention, leaves and other debris are less likely to accumulate on top with a slanted position.

    shade cover3. Choose your ideal color and style.

    Shade sails and shade cloths come in multiple colors, sizes, and styles for your ideal shade solution. Choose between a
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  7. Deck and Patio Essentials to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

    Deck and Patio Essentials to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space

    Now that the warm weather’s here to stay for awhile, you probably want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But when your backyard aesthetic is less than enjoyable, it can be easy to resort to the couch. This year, create an outdoor oasis you’ll want to escape to by easily incorporating a few added essentials. Give your backyard an upgrade with these must-have deck and patio products for an organized, comfortable, and attractive outdoor space.

    Refuse Storage

    Nothing puts a damper on your deck and patio more than unsightly trash or clutter. Conceal any eyesore with the multi-purpose Versa-Shed! The Versa-Shed is the ultimate trash storage solution, easily concealing garbage, bins, and much more for a great looking outdoor space. With a 2-point locking system, high-quality steel materials, and a glossy onyx finish, the Versa-Shed ensures a durable and secure storage solution. Find out more about these versatile solutions here.

     

    Deck Boxes

    Anthracite Deck Box

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