I have one of those lovely instant-carport type structures we've all seen
[In my own defense, I have to point out that I live out in the boonies, not
visible from the road, so no one but me has to look at the thing. ;-) ]
Yesterday we had very high winds, and I found out the really dramatic way
that my instant-carport wasn't adequately staked down. (They look quite
funny on their backs in a big field of Scotch Broom... kind of like a
turtle on its back with legs waving in the air. But thankfully without the
urgent sense of a living thing in distress that makes you feel like you
HAVE TO drop everything to get 'em turned back upright immediately.)
Well, with a friend's kind assistance, the poor thing is back on its feet
today... but sporting 4 *large*
Duct tape, of course, comes immediately to mind. However, it would be a
pity to thus deface a thing of such delicate and ethereal beauty as this
structure. (Translation: I've been unable to find duct tape in off-white,
which is the color of the tarp.)
A replacement tarp would cost roughly the same as a new structure.
Besides, my friend tells me that she's had mediocre results using duct tape
for similar exterior patch jobs in the past. (She says it delaminated, top
of tape separating from bottom layer, in about 6 months outdoors.)
Sooo... it occurred to me that maybe something is actually made for similar
purposes? And that, if so, the good folks here would know all about it.
Thanks for any suggestions!
Please, Don't Breed or Buy While Shelter Pets Die.