We have published a few articles regarding winter care and maintenance, and suggest anyone who has purchased a structure from us to review them to make sure your shelter is safe over this winter. As always, we are available for anything you are wondering or concerned about. We would be happy to help.
Most buildings come with enough wirelock to be installed on top of the first and last hoop. Additional wirelock can be purchased to run along the sidewall, or to be used to attach the covering to the end framing or doors if desired.
The end wall tarp is sandwiched between channel and hoop, inserts hold the roof tarp in place. Please see videos on our covering FAQ page for more details
By installing the end channel and then removing it to install the end cover, your channel will be pre-bent and have the correct holes.
Generally the channel is installed on the top of the end hoop with the open side UP
The plain channel does not have a front or a back, it is symmetrical.
Start at the bottom of the end hoop and work your way up, generally centered on the hoop
Secure with #12 x 3/4” speed screws at 12” centers, (small head screws give less wire interference)
Carefully line up the ends of consecutive pieces to eliminate edges which can tear the cover
Once you get to the top of the hoop, simply lean on the channel to bend it and then go down the other side
If you must cut at the top, wrap the ridge with duct tape to prevent cover tears
You will need to cut the last piece of channel to make it fit
If your structure is butted against a building it is easier to install the channel on the bottom of the hoop (please call for some additional instructions)
Side Wall Cover Fasteners(you have 3 choices)
Notes: Pipe Straps are supplied when a structure has roll-up side walls and/or anchor posts options. When base board (wood or steel) is fastened with pipe straps, the base board should be pushed in so that it butts into the last hoop