How Long Do Fabric Buildings Last?
When you compare the benefits of a temporary fabric building from Big Top over a permanent, brick-and-metal building, it’s easy to understand why companies across nearly every industry partner with us. Our buildings cost less to construct, are energy efficient, and can be relocated if necessary. But, some may be wondering if a fabric structure will last as long as a permanent building for operations that will span the course of several years. The short answer is yes – in addition to all the advantages our buildings have to offer, you can count on using them for decades on end.
A Durable Design That Will Hold Strong Year After Year
Big Top’s fabric shelters feature a high-quality, galvanized steel frame that is strong enough to withstand the elements season after season. If your production is located in an area with a volatile climate, there are options available to ensure the building is up to code. These options include engineering for heavy wind and snow loads, as well as for Zone 4 earthquake specifications. Additionally, the steel frame can be hot dipped to prevent rust and corrosion in coastal areas.
The Many Benefits of the Fabric Roof
The fabric roof of your new shelter is also made to withstand the elements – it is rip resistant and NFPA701 flame retardant. You can count on it to provide many benefits long into the future, including:
- Natural illumination – The translucent design allows sunlight to light up the interior, minimizing or eliminating the need for artificial lighting and decreasing your energy usage.
- UV protection – The fabric roof blocks 99.95 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation, which could otherwise harm your staff, spoil your materials, and weaken your equipment’s electronics.
- Comfortable work environment – Thanks to its heat-reflective design, the fabric roof helps to maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside.
A Building That Grows With Your Business
The modular design of Big Top’s fabric structures allows them to be expanded to keep up with the growing needs of your production. They can also be moved around your property with a crane, and they can even be disassembled, packaged, and shipped to another location altogether if your operations relocate. Compare this to the static nature of a permanent building, and it’s clear why our buildings offer a more long-term solution.
Customizing Your Fabric Structure
There are numerous ways we can customize you fabric shelter to meet your needs. As far as size goes, your building can span up to 174 feet in width, up to 72 feet in height, and virtually any length. For added height, your shelter can be conveniently anchored to stacks of ecology blocks or shipping containers. And, there are numerous accessories to choose from. These include durable flooring, personnel and bay doors, HVAC systems and insulation, lightning protection, and more.
Exceptional Services to Ensure Your Fabric Building Lasts for Years
To ensure you get the most out of your fabric structure, Big Top provides a range of quality services. For instance, we can set up an onsite consultation at your property to help you choose the right design for your needs. Our turnkey installation service will handle all the construction work, and we’ll be available for technical support long after installation is complete. Furthermore, we offer a range of warranties covering up to 10 years as protection for your investment.
If you need a long-lasting shelter to meet the needs of your business, contact Big Top today for the perfect solution. It’s been our pleasure to serve companies in nearly every industry since our founding in 1979, and we look forward to serving yours as well.