If you have been using a shade canopy for all kinds of outdoor activities over the years then it has probably seen a lot of wear and tear. Being exposed to the elements is what a canopy is built for but eventually there can be some issues with it after enough use. There is no need to rush into buying a new canopy though when there are simple repair and replacements you can do to make it like new again.
If you are having trouble setting up your canopy and think it might be broken, first check and see if there are any important pieces missing. Give it a thorough check and see if you can figure out if you might need just a couple canopy repair parts that will get it working again. Sometimes it is really just a small thing that is keeping it from working properly and it won’t take long to simple swap out broken parts or replace missing pieces. You can even do this last minute before a camping trip even though you might be tempted to just buy a new one. Save some money by being resourceful and you can still make it to where you want to go.
The biggest part of a canopy that most people don’t realize is replaceable is the canopy top. The top is what receives the most exposure to the sun which can wear it down as well as wind and rain in different climates. If you bought an inexpensive canopy then it could get ripped and torn eventually after a lot of use. The top is easily switched out for a newer one if that is the only issue you are having. You can experiment with a different type of top to hopefully get more use out of the canopy in the future.