Tension fabric buildings consist of a rigid frame, which may be made of timber, steel, rigid plastic, or aluminum, and a sturdy fabric outer membrane. The fabric cover is stretched over the frame and tensioned to provide a tight cover that serves as the structural support for the building.
Tension fabric buildings offer several benefits over traditional buildings. They generally have lower operating costs and lower energy costs. They are quick and easy to install and have flexible foundation design options. They also offer natural light, resist corrosion, and can be relocated.
There are many possible uses for a tension fabric building. On farms, they can be used for hay and feed storage, protection of livestock, and horseback riding arenas. They can also be used for commercial purposes, such as manufacturing and warehousing. In addition, tension fabric buildings can be used to store sand and salt for road maintenance, for environmental management, or for storage of boats or airplanes. They can also be used for government or military purposes, or as emergency shelters.
Tension fabric buildings can be up to 300 feet wide and almost any length. The fabric membrane can last 20 to 30 years, depending on environmental factors, such as sunlight, temperature, wind, air quality, and humidity.
The fabrics currently used are made of PVC or polyethylene. Some are translucent, which provides for natural interior lighting. They are designed with computer-aided design (CAD) to customize the buildings and make sure they meet load and service expectations.
Consider a tension fabric building for any of your long- or short-term storage needs. They are a convenient, economical, quality solution.