How Much Do Temporary Fabric Buildings Cost?

How Much Do Temporary Fabric Buildings CostCompanies serving a variety of industries across the country, from environmental and aviation to military and oil and gas, opt for fabric structures over permanent buildings to meet the specific needs of their operations and there’s a key reason why: They cost less! And while this perk is only the beginning of how a Big Top fabric structure can benefit your business, it is nonetheless true that you can save on costs when you turn to us.

Why Our Shelters Cost Less

Big Top’s fabric structures cost less than permanent buildings because they:

  • Use fewer materials — Traditional buildings require many different materials, such as wood and cinder blocks, the costs of which can quickly add up. The proprietary design of a Big Top shelter includes a PVC vinyl roof secured to a durable, galvanized steel frame.
  • Do not require a specialized contractor — You won’t need to shell out the extra expense of hiring a contractor to build your fabric shelter. Instead, we can provide your team with the proper training to do it, or our turnkey installation service will make construction even easier.
  • Can be built quickly — Our fabric structures can be erected at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, minimizing production downtime and associated costs.
  • Provide tax benefits — You’ll be able to deem your fabric building as equipment with the IRS, which may qualify you for tax advantages.

What May Affect Costs

At Big Top, we don’t provide only a select few designs to choose from like some of our competitors. Rather, we custom design every building we sell to meet the unique needs of our customers. Popular accessories include bay doors, flooring, insulation, lightning protection, and more. The cost of your shelter will ultimately depend on how it is designed, but no matter the final result, you can count on receiving the cost benefits noted above as well as savings derived from improved energy efficiency.

Energy-Efficiency Benefits That Save on Costs

The fabric roof in a Big Top shelter is hallmark feature. By repelling up to 99.95% of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, the fabric roof of your shelter will help protect your staff, materials, and equipment. It’ll also help you minimize your energy usage as the roof will help maintain a natural interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the outside temperature, keeping your personnel comfortable throughout the workday without depending on an HVAC system.

Additionally, the fabric roof is translucent and will therefore allow plenty of natural light to flood the interior. This will eliminate the need for artificial lighting, further reducing your energy usage.

To get a better sense of what your temporary fabric building will cost, contact Big Top today to speak with a designer. When you do, we’ll be happy to talk more about the versatility of our shelters, including how they can be deployed nearly anywhere and equipped for mobility to meet the needs of your operations.

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