Fabric Buildings vs. Metal Buildings: A Few of the Differences

Fabric BuildingsA question that consumers often ask themselves is, what are the differences between fabric buildings and metal buildings? One of the major differences is the amount of time it takes to implement either solution. Fabric buildings can be manufactured fast, and their modular frames allow them to be set up easily. In many cases, a fabric building can be built by a crew with no experience building a similar structure. Metal buildings, on the other hand, require specialized construction skills and more time to build.

There are many other differences between these two types of buildings. Several of the key points of distinction include that fabric buildings:

  • Stay cool in the summer and warm through the winter because they are covered with a non-conductive fabric
  • Allow natural light to shine through, which can reduce or totally eliminate the need for artificial lighting and further reduce electricity costs
  • Can be disassembled and transported from worksite to worksite, or, with the addition of a mobility kit, they can be moved around as whole units
  • Have no interior support poles or guy wires, making the interior spacious and adaptable to various needs
  • They can be installed on any foundation, whereas metal building require concrete

Big Top Fabric Structures is a nationally recognized manufacturer of fabric-clad buildings. We’ve been in the industry since 1979 and have worked with businesses in many markets to build the structures they need quickly and affordably.

Contact Big Top today to learn more about our custom-made fabric buildings. One of our knowledgeable representatives will be glad to assist you.