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Old 08-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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We store our SMB in a carport that is open to the east and morning sun. The west is protected by the house wall, north and south by the carport roof. We're thinking about getting some sort of a curtain to block the early to mid-day sun. We've seen expensive ones for porches; they're quite nice but pricey. Any ideas here or anyone with experience here?
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Can't you rig up some kind of tarp? Long haul truck type tarps are heavy duty and last a long time.

http://www.tarpsplus.com/trailer-tarps.html
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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... long as the big wind doesn't blow one corner loose and knock some bark off your rig
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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Tarps might block the light a bit much. Amazon has a lot of translucent options but I'd like to touch it before buying.
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Shade cloth is tough, UV resistant and fairly cheap. You can buy rolls of it at most of the big box hardware stores. I've had mine up every summer on my back porch for years. Needs to be tight to prevent flapping and self-destruction but that really goes for any fabric cover.
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Shade cloth is tough, UV resistant and fairly cheap. You can buy rolls of it at most of the big box hardware stores. I've had mine up every summer on my back porch for years. Needs to be tight to prevent flapping and self-destruction but that really goes for any fabric cover.
Sounds less expensive than a form fitted curtain. Easier to find, too. I'll check the local stores.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Check out the site below. They have all sorts of tubing connectors to create a sturdy carport. They sell the fittings and tarps, etc, and you supply the tubing (3/4" EMT, 1" EMT, chainlink fence tubing). All kinds of options. Specific to your question though, they also sell shade fabric and clear tarps.

http://www.creativeshelters.com/Design- ... -Tool.aspx

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Great site reference. Thanks.
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