A canopy is a lightweight tent used for shade or for a light shower. A canopy needs to be installed on grass, has center poles and ropes and stakes all around the perimeter. A canopy cannot be installed on concrete, cost less to rent than a frame tent, approximately 50 cents to 75 cents a square foot.
A frame tent are 2” aluminum poles that is assembled like a frame of a house, is stronger against wind and can accommodate sidewalls. The frame tent can be installed on concrete, decks & patios. Frames tent cost approximately $1 per square foot.