Should I enclose an outdoor roofed area with tarps? Answered
I bought a house with a roofed area in the back yard. There is a concrete slab (approx 10X20), and a metal roof about 12-15 ft high. The roof only covers half of the slab, and I plan to put a small prefab metal shed where the slab extends. I'd like to use the roofed area as a pseudo-workshop, but because the roof is so high, rain blows under pretty easy. In a perfect world, I'd extend the roof and wall in the whole thing, but I ain't rollin' in money like that, so a shed for storage, and a dry work area is good enough. My question is whether or not its feasible to hang tarps as "walls." I know it won't be super permanent, but I'd like them to last a reasonable amount of time. I was thinking of securing them on the four posts by sandwiching them with 1" x 4"s, because I don't trust grommits and twine to hold in wind. What kind of tarps and hanging methods would be ideal for this, or would there be a better alternative I haven't thought of?