How Fabric Structures Increase ROI
A fabric structure from Big Top offers many advantages for your business when compared to a permanent building. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a temporary building for warehousing, equipment maintenance, safety meetings, waste management, or another application, you can expect a significant return on investment when you partner with us.
Cost Savings Compared to Permanent Buildings
Traditional brick-and-mortar buildings are expensive to build and maintain. They also take too long to construct when your need for a shelter is imminent. Big Top’s temporary buildings feature a simplified design of a high-performance and rip-resistant fabric cover secured to an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame. Therefore, our fabric structures cost less to build than permanent buildings, and they can be installed at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day. Furthermore, they do not require the help (and expense) of a specialized contractor.
You may think that a permanent building, despite the higher cost, will provide you with longer performance. Even though Big Top’s fabric structures are considered temporary, the strength of the steel frame will hold strong in nearly any type of weather. We can even engineer a building for heavy wind and snow loads, if needed. With proper maintenance, our fabric shelters can last for decades!
Phenomenal Energy Savings
There’s more to the fabric cover of our structures than meets the eye. The cover is formulated for exceptional thermal performance and repels 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. Not only does this provide outstanding protection for staff, equipment, and materials alike, but it also allows our temporary buildings to maintain a comfortable interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the outside temperature. By eliminating the need for artificial climate control, our shelter solutions can help you reap a nice return on investment in the form of monthly energy savings.
Another way our fabric structures help reduce energy usage is by allowing natural light to fully illuminate the interior. Indeed, the fabric cover is translucent and our shelters require no electric lighting. Imagine how much you can save by not using artificial power throughout the workday.
Fabric Structures That Evolve With Your Business Operations
Perhaps the biggest downside to a permanent building is that once it’s built, it’s never going anywhere. This can be problematic, as business needs are always evolving. Big Top’s fabric structures can be moved intact with a crane within your footprint to accommodate changes in your day-to-day operations. Should you ever need to relocate your business, your temporary building can be disassembled and shipped to the new location. It can also be stored after disassembly for future applications. Owning a building that can keep pace with your business offers more value for your investment than an immovable permanent building.
Big Top’s fabric structures do not require a concrete foundation and can be anchored to nearly anything. This makes them ideal for both on-site and field operations. Additionally, our design experts can customize your temporary building to meet your unique needs. Options include flooring, bay and personnel doors, air-scrubbing systems, fans, lightning protection, and much more. Our structures can span up to 80 feet high, 174 feet wide, and nearly any length, and the clear-span interiors are free from columns or guy wires.
To learn more about how our fabric structures can provide a nice return on investment, contact Big Top today. When you do, be sure to ask about our turnkey installation service.