Gutters are a simple but effective solution to prevent any rainfall between two marquees side-by-side. Joining together two 3x3s with a marquee gutter, for example, is an easy solution for people looking to cover a 3x6m space, with the added advantage of using each unit separately for smaller events.
While some people prefer to get a large marquee for more coverage (e.g. a 3x6m or a 4x8m), we find that larger marquees are more vulnerable and susceptible to strong weather conditions. This is why we generally recommend the use of two smaller marquees, as smaller units have less distance to cover which means their frames have greater structural integrity.
When people hear of “gutters”, they generally think of the skirting along the edge of their house. Thankfully, these gutters are simple, light-weight strips of polyester fabric that can easily Velcro between the two marquees roofs. We choose to use Velcro for attaching our gutters and accessories, because it is strong, water resistant, and long-lasting.
The great news is, the marquees don't have to be the same size to use a gutter. In this article, we will show you how easy it is to install a marquee gutter between two marquees.
Attaching a gutter will stop rain falling between two marquees set up side-by-side. It is a very quick and straight forward process, and shouldn't take any longer than two minutes.
Total time: 2 minutes
Ensure that the two marquees set up side-by-side are right up against each other, as close as possible. The valances of the roofs should be almost touching, and the marquee frames should be extended to the same chosen height.
The process is the same whether you are using the gutter on a 2.4m, 3m, 4m, 4.5m, 6m or an 8m length. For longer gutters, we recommend having two people installing the strip to avoid it dragging on the ground.
Start at one end of the marquee, then position the marquee gutter Velcro onto the valance Velcro on the inside of the roof. The excess material will hang outside the marquee frame for the water to drain off (as shown above).
Run the gutter evenly along the Velcro on the inside of the marquee valance until you get to the end, pulling it tight as you go along. Make sure the gutter is aligned with the top of the Velcro with no bubbles in the material.
Fold the gutter underneath the two marquees and repeat the process on the second marquee. Run the gutter evenly along the Velcro on the inside of the marquee valance until you get to the end.
It really is as simple as that! You are now ready to kick back and relax, without worrying about any rainfall entering your marquee. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about purchasing a marquee gutter for your set up, you can get in touch with us today.