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  1. The Big Football Game Calls for the Ultimate Backyard Homegate Party

    Have a Homegate Party with ShelterLogic

    There’s a big football game being played on Sunday, and there will be a championship feeling in the air. Whether your favorite team is playing, or you have no rooting interest at all, the best way to celebrate the day is with a small backyard homegate party!

    While a tailgate party is an outdoor bash that takes place before a sporting event at the parking lot of a stadium, a homegate party that you hold in your backyard. A tailgate party will include a grill, a tailgate canopy, portable folding chairs, a sturdy but compact camping table, a trusty metal cooler, and plenty of food and drinks.

    A homegate party gives you all the benefits of a tailgate without the added stress of gameday traffic, need to prep food the night before, or the need to pack your car or truck with tailgating gear. Additionally, homegating allows you to keep your party as intimate as you’d like. You can make it a family affair, or just invite the neighbors over for a pre-game meal.

    While the big game atmosphere can make tailgating a unique experience, you can replicate the feel in your own backyard. In fact, when you’re homegating, you aren’t restricted to one or two parking spaces. You’ll have more room to set up tables and chairs, games like cornhole, and to generally just stretch out. Also, you’ll have the convenience of setting up and breaking down your backyard in your own time frame, and not when the stadium parking lot is open.

    It doesn’t matter if you live in the cold Kansas City area, the warmth of the Tampa Bay area, or anywhere else in the United States. Even thought the 54 of the 55 of big championship football games have been played in warmer weather or indoor stadiums, it’s a sport that’s played in just about any weather. Those who tailgate at Kansas City games dress in layers to stay warm. Fans of the team in Tampa know how to stay cool under the blazing sun.

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  2. Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    We all need to plan time off from work to spend quality time alone or with family and friends and recharge our minds. However, taking paid vacation time is something not every American worker is doing. According to the U.S. Travel Association, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time on the table last year.

    National Plan a Vacation Day, which is the last Tuesday in January (this year, it’s January 26), reminds us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. The earlier you plan a vacation, the more ready and relaxed you’ll be when your vacation time gets here.

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  3. Caring for Winter Horses

    Caring for Winter Horses
    When the temperatures start to dip, it’s time to begin to think about how to keep your horses safe during cold weather. The good news is that horses are inherently ready to handle practically anything that winter can dish out, according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The biggest challenge winter horses face is staying out of the wind.
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  4. Pop Ups and More for Winter Sports

    Pop Ups and More for Winter Sports
    Just because it’s cold or even snowing doesn’t mean you should forget to use a shelter for winter sports! Whether you’re participating in an outdoor recreation event or watching a game live or on television, pop-up canopies are perfect for your winter sports activities.

    Did you know sunscreen is not just for the warmer seasons? Just because it’s not summertime anymore doesn’t mean you should skimp on sun protection. Protecting your skin is just as important because the sun’s harmful UV rays don’t take a winter break! According to Accuweather, sunlight reflects off snow the same way it reflects off a pool in the summertime, which can still cause a sunburn.

    Players or watched outdoors, winter sports fun can still bring a risk of skin cancer. Sun protection is your best line of defense when it comes to skin cancer prevention.

    So, before you head outdoors for winter sports fun, why not make sure you have a reliable shelter to protect you from the elements?
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  5. Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area

    Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area
    Is your pool area in need of a fresh new look? Whether you want to completely remodel your swimming pool or just give it a facelift, this is the perfect time to do a backyard makeover. An inspiring pool design can breathe new life into your property and increase its value.

    With these simple tips, you can plan an upgrade for your swimming pool area and make the most of your outdoor space. Then, take your pool design from great to amazing with personalized touches.

    Why Update Your Pool Design?

    If you’ve had a backyard pool for a few years, it’s time to update your swimming pool design. Modernizing your pool and equipment will increase safety, keeping your family out of harm's way both in and out of the water. Upgrading your pool will also reduce water and energy consumption which will bring down your monthly pool costs.

    A backyard makeover can completely transform your yard, creating a place your whole family will love. Updating your swimming pool will increase the functionality of your pool area and help you make the most of your outdoor space.



    Tips for Upgrading Your Backyard Pool Design

    A backyard makeover doesn’t have to be complicated. You can recreate your outdoor living space with a few simple changes. Whether your redo the pool or add a great poolside shelter, you can enhance the beauty of your yard and create a safe space for your whole family to enjoy. Get ready to lounge by the pool in style with these backyard makeover tips.
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  6. ShelterLogic Group's Ultimate Guide for Christmas Gift Ideas

    ShelterLogic Group's Ultimate Guide for Christmas Gift Ideas

    Looking for the perfect Christmas gift ideas for beloved family and friends?

    ShelterLogic Group has a wide array of brands with a broad offering of holiday gifts for all types of people in your life. From Gardening Grandkids, to yor New-Homeowner Niece, to Camping Cousins, to your DIY Dad: we've got all the great Christmas gifts you'll need to complete your 2020 holiday shopping.

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  7. Fabric vs. Metal Carports: Pros and Cons to Consider

    Fabric vs. Metal Carports: Pros and Cons to Consider

    One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you’ll buy a metal carport or a fabric carport. When weighing your options, it's important to consider factors like how you plan to use your carport, the climate where you live, and your personal preferences.



    Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of both metal and fabric carports so you can make your decision with confidence.

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  8. ShelterLogic Garage Options: What They Are and Their Uses

    ShelterLogic Garage Options: What They Are and Their Uses

    ShelterLogic backyard garages give you the means to maintain an outdoor lifestyle and protect the investments you can't take indoors. Depending on what you need in a backyard garage, i.e. the kind of vehicles or supplies you want protecting and how big of a space you need, the best product for you will vary.

    Think critically about the capacity you would like to use this portable garage for, the kind of weather and climate it needs to stand up against, and the space you have for it before investing. It is an investment, both in the quality and aesthetics of your outdoor space, and the protection you provide for the things you value.

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  9. Creative Backyard Garage Solutions

    Creative Backyard Garage Solutions

    Are you considering building a backyard garage or shelter? A backyard storage space is the perfect way to keep your belongings safe and organized. These structures are also incredibly versatile. You can use an outdoor shelter for standard uses such as car parking or equipment storage, and you can even try out one of these creative backyard garage ideas...

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  10. COVID-19: Temporary Buildings Will be Needed for Mass Vaccine Clinics

    COVID-19: Temporary Buildings Will be Needed for Mass Vaccine Clinics
    Cities, counties, and states from coast to coast are upping the ante on lockdowns and restrictions due to an uptick in positive COVID-19 cases, but the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen. As more news of successful clinical trials of a vaccine are being reported, temporary vaccine clinics will be needed to handle the demand for vaccinations. The demand for temporary fabric buildings, portable party tents, and commercial-grade canopies are going to be on the rise as pharmacies and medical facilities look to create short-term and long-term solutions for vaccine clinics. These structures can be quickly assembled and anchored* to a variety of surfaces and allow vaccine clinics to be set up quickly.
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