How Much Does It Cost to Build a Warehouse?
Warehouses are vital to the day-to-day operations of companies in nearly every industry. Therefore, when space is limited or when operations are in a remote location, a new warehouse may need to be built, which begs the question: How much will it cost to build one? To keep costs down, many companies turn to Big Top for a solution. Our fabric warehouses are a cost-saving alternative to permanent buildings because they:
Require Fewer Materials
Unlike permanent buildings, which require heavy and expensive materials such as brick, a Big Top fabric warehouse is constructed with a durable, galvanized steel frame and rip-resistant fabric. Fewer materials means less cost, right off the bat.
Take Less Time to Construct
Our fabric structures can be erected much faster than permanent buildings, saving on workforce costs. And, there’s no need to hire a specialized contractor – Big Top’s turnkey installation service will handle all the construction for you.
Use Less Energy
A key feature of our structures is the translucent fabric roof, which will flood the interior of your warehouse with natural light, eliminating the need for artificial lighting. Plus, the roof repels 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation, protecting your materials, equipment, and staff, and helping your HVAC system run more efficiently by maintaining an interior temperature that is on average 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than outside temperatures. The energy savings provided by the fabric roof can translate to lower monthly energy costs, compared to traditional brick-and-mortar warehouses.
Can Be Relocated
When a growing business needs to expand or relocate its operations, our fabric warehouses offer an advantage because they can be disassembled and shipped to the new location where they can be rebuilt. Permanent buildings, of course, cannot be moved. Existing buildings would either need to be demolished or abandoned, and a new building constructed – a far more cost-intensive venture.
May Provide Tax Benefits
A fabric warehouse from Big Top can be registered as equipment with the IRS, which may provide tax advantages that can further bring your costs down.
A Custom Warehouse Built for Your Needs
When you partner with Big Top for a fabric warehouse, we’ll ensure that your building will have everything you need for your operations. There is virtually no limit on size and, with no internal columns or guy wires, you’ll have plenty of space for storage racks, forklifts, and bulk materials. Additionally, we can include any number of accessories to meet your warehousing needs, including:
- Climate control – Even though our buildings are naturally climate controlled thanks to the thermal-reflective fabric roof, we can install an HVAC system and insulation to protect your environmentally sensitive materials.
- Flooring – Our extremely durable flooring is strong enough to support the weight of your material-handling equipment and storage fixtures.
- Doors – From personnel doors for your staff to large bay doors for shipping and receiving, we can provide all the entryways you need for your fabric warehouse.
A Trusted Name Since 1979
Big Top has been helping businesses across nearly every industry save on construction costs with our fabric structures for decades. When you consider all the benefits our buildings provide, it’s easy to see why we’ve been sought out again and again. To learn how one of our fabric buildings can meet your warehousing needs and help you save on costs, contact Big Top today.