Sorry for yet another 10x20 costco carport thread.
This year I need to learn the best method(s) for 'clam-shelling' a carport without cutting up the canvas panels, particularly the end panels.
The doorway side panels would not be used in case it rains or what not.
I think I can roll the end panels up and secure with bungees, then roll them down and use weights to keep them in place.
Leave the end panels off and use thrift store sheets w/harbour freight plastic carpenter's type squeeze grip clips to hold them in place to block some wind and sun.
Also, I'm not quite sure how I should ratchet strap (to rebar stakes) the 'clam-shelled' carport down without stressing it and defeating the purpose of making it more wind proof. Is it as simple as setting the ratchet straps in an X configuration (2 x's per side) and attaching to rebars pounded in at spots that will keep the ratchet straps as flush as possible to the panels?
Any additional and/or better ideas from the 'hivemind' of eplaya would be greatly appreciated.
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