fabric car port?

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    My drive is underneath two large oak trees. In summer, these drop spots on the car.
    #In winter, they drop leaves.

    I've been wondering if I coulg get some kiind of car port built from fabric. does anybody knoe?
     
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    Sorry should have been more constructive any of THESE any good. They are what we use at service areas on motorsport events had some for years very durable
     
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    Thought of that. Unfortunately they have tree preservation orders on them. :(
     
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    What about those shade cloths permanently anchored to a pole or two and typically to a corner of a house or school to form a large triangle for shade. That might be a little less attractive to thieves....??
     
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    why fabric? Can't you make a simple car port?
     
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    Excellent. That's more like what I had in mind. But didn't know what they were called! :thumb:

    A quick search on shade cloth has given me some ideas. (eg Shade Sails UK, awnings, keep cool this summer its going to be a scorcher!)
     
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    I would be extremely cautious about anything that's going to be left unattended.

    If something comes loose in a strong wind overnight God knows what damage it might do to your car, flapping about ...
     
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    Properly made and installed they are very strong indeed. That one in the Cafe above isn't, it should really be three pointed and set so water doesn't accumulate. Looks like a flapper too. But you can get them absolutely stable and long lasting if done correctly. If you know you are going to get a severe storm you can take them down very easily........
     
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