These things are great and have 100 different shade reasons to use them. I ran into this one in the Chapala Walmart and it was surprisingly well built. I bought it with the intention of using it here in Melaque. I put in 3 cement anchors on the left so it didn't fly away. Before it came down it was construction shade, shade for the car, shade for a few parties and rain protection for cement and mortar. I eventually built a large carport and laundry room behind that foto so it was starting to be in the way.
Then comes a community fund raiser at the weekly futbol games and women selling snacks and drink needed shade to sit in. Of course I loaned it to them for that. Somewhere in the 6-8 months of fundraising it was also shade for 2 church functions, a plaza fiesta, one school function and a birthday.
Hint: If you want these things to last a long time, make it yours and be in charge. With 15-20 people in charge the cover was in taters in less than a year. Hugo more or less patched it together for a large pig-roast party yesterday ..... and today a neighbor came by asking if he could use it for a wake. A friend had died and they like to put up shade in front of the house. All I could say is ask Hugo. It's his now??