Fabric Storage Buildings vs. Permanent Installations

Fabric Storage BuildingsWhat are the advantages of fabric storage buildings over permanent installations at your jobsite or base of operations? There are many. First, and probably the most obvious difference, is portability. Buildings made from wood or metal cannot be moved after they are constructed. However, a fabric shelter can be moved around the jobsite with a crane-lifting package, jack-and-wheels, or rails, and can be fully disassembled for relocation to a new facility. Plus, it can be affixed to any type of foundation.

Additionally, a fabric structure can help reduce energy costs by allowing natural light into the interior, thereby reducing the need for electric lighting. The fabric in a well-made structure should also insulate against outside temperatures and maintain a comfortable working environment, even without spending a ton on HVAC. These energy-saving features can contribute points to your LEED score.

Energy costs are just one way fabric storage buildings can be more cost-effective than permanent structures. Other ways include that they cost less per square foot to build, they require less time to install, and they may provide a tax advantage since they can be claimed as equipment with the IRS. When you consider all the savings that temporary buildings can provide when compared to permanent structures, it’s easy to see why businesses and organizations from many different industries seek them out.

If you represent such a business or organization, turn to Big Top Fabric Structures. We’ve been providing fabric storage buildings since our inception in 1979. Our durable, cost-effective structures can be customized with many options, including lighting, flooring, doors, insulation, and more to meet your unique needs. To learn more, contact us today.