It was quite an eventful Sukkot- weather-wise, that is.
It’s been hot and cool, rainy and dry. We lost a lot of decorations and if you use bamboo, it may have gotten moldy.
Now is the time to pick up sukkah essentials- you know exactly what you need and the prices are good.
If your sukkah was ruined and you need to purchase a new one, here are some tips from Yisrael HaYom for a long-lasting sukkah:
- The frame and connections should be out of galvanized steel (“ברזל מגולוון ומחברי פלדה מגולוונים”).
- It is preferable to get a modular sukkah in case you need to increase/decrease in size.
- Walls should be made out of cotton or other breathable material- it is easily washable and foldable when Sukkot is over.
- For a long-lasting schach, get one made out of raffia.
- Make sure your sukkah has a warranty (at least 10 years).
- Match the shape of the sukkah to the size and shape of your table (square/rectangle, etc).