Asked on Jun 20, 2018

How to add wind vents in a sun canopy please?

by Jenn
Just bought a metal framed sun canopy for the garden back door.Yesterday the wind caused it to shuffle along the patio!!! I plan to cut and sew the fabric to add wind vents ??? Any ideas please.

  6 answers
  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 20, 2018

    How about getting one of those eyelet punches and putting alot of holes to vent?

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 20, 2018

    The grommets or large eyelets would work.... as would a series of large button holes (the bound button hole is done with a piece of fabric to prevent raveling... Google Search: how to make a bound button hole... choose the more images selection.

    A bound button hole can be done by hand or with a machine... and since it is for a outdoor structure... use a UV treated thread...

  • Jenn Jenn on Jun 20, 2018

    Well ,.....huge button holes with a second flap of canopy covering the slit/button hole in such a way that rain kept out whilst trapped wind ( oooppsss!) Escapes....... May be an idea.Thank you.

  • Marty has the right idea. The fabric will be ripped to shreds in any wind if you just cut slots in the fabric.

    In spite of this - they must be anchored down either with tent stakes, sand bags, something!

  • Lindsay Jackson Lindsay Jackson on Jun 21, 2018

    Besides the wind vents you may need to add some weights at the corners. This can be done simply with gallon milk jugs filled with water and tie a rope to hug handle and other end (pull tight enough so no slack but not so tight to raise jug off ground) to the frame (corner near top of ‘leg’). Or get creative and use galvanized buckets )decorate the sides, fill with cement & stick a big ‘eye bolt’ in cement as it dries (so the ‘eye’ Is above surface of cement) then once set thread rope thru the bolt eye & tie and other end tie to frame.