Temperature control for rental tents has a variety of uses; corporate meetings, sporting events, construction projects, and social events just to name a few. Often times, rental tents such as clearspan tents or tension structures require temperature control in both the summer and winter. Summer events like social and sporting events often have many people in attendance that would only be able to enjoy the event if the tent is cooled with portable air-conditioning. American Pavilion owns more temperature control for rental tents than any other tent rental company in the country.
The time of the year, the size and type of tent, the outside temperature and the number of people in attendance all figure into a formula that determines how many “tons” of air-conditioning is required per rental tent. Common temporary air-conditioners start at 5 ton units and go up to 50 ton units. If more cooling is needed, chillers can be rented because they are able to provide hundreds of tons of air-conditioning per unit. All temporary temperature control units, both cooling and heating, require temporary power (generators) and power distribution (heavy duty cables), all of which can be provided by American Pavilion.
Temporary heat is often required for events that take place in the winter, such as social and corporate events as well as construction projects that require heat for thawing the ground, pouring concrete and even building foundations and framing. Temporary heat comes in two main varieties, electric and gas. The type of event and the amount of heat needed, along with budgetary constraints will help determine which type of heat is best.
There are three main types of rental temporary structures in today’s market; the clear span tent, the pole and/or tension tent and the pipe frame tent. All three temporary structures have advantages and disadvantages, but the following should help you decide which is best for your event or use.
~The CLEAR SPAN temporary structure is a box-beam style tent that ranges from ten feet wide to 200 feet wide and is modular, thus making it an extremely versatile temporary structure. It has no interior poles, installs rather quickly, is extremely weather resistant and can be installed for long periods of time with little to no maintenance. The clearspan tends to be the most versatile but can be a more expensive option.
~The POLE and/or TENSION temporary structure is a pole supported structure that comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. They range in width from ten feet to over 100 feet wide, come in a variety of colors and shapes, tend to be less weather resistant, require guy-lines to provide tension and require more maintenance than most other temporary structures.
~The PIPE FRAME temporary structure ranges in size from 10 feet to 50 feet wide and meets a limited market due to its size constraints. It uses an aluminum pipe frame structure thus requiring no interior supports and is best for short to intermediate term rentals. It requires exterior guy-lines for stability but has no interior supports, thus it provides an unobstructed interior space (like the clear span). It tends to be one of the most economical options.
There is no “right” temporary structure for events, it all depends on the type of event, the duration of the rental, the use requirements and one’s budget. The clearpsan temporary structure tends to be one of the more popular options due to its versatility in design and size, and it is ideal as both a short and long-term rental structure.
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