Natural Light Fabric Structures Custom Built by Big Top
While many fabric buildings block out sunlight with opaque fabrics, Big Top’s natural light fabric structures utilize a translucent cover that allows sunlight to shine through. For many businesses, this benefit makes economic sense. Why pay for artificial lighting when you can use sunlight for free?
At Big Top, we specialize in making fabric structures for businesses and organizations in a variety of industries. Our fabric is available in many colors, some of which are translucent and allow natural light to shine through. With this translucent fabric, you won’t have to worry about paying extra on your energy bills thanks to unnecessary lighting.
Thermal Fabric Covers
Not only are the fabric covers of our buildings translucent, but they are also designed for outstanding thermal performance by repelling 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. This allows our fabric structures to naturally maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than the temperature outside. Your staff will be comfortable throughout the workday without aid from an HVAC system, further helping to save on energy usage and associated costs.
Protection for Your Vital Assets
Thanks to the phenomenal thermal performance of Big Top’s natural light fabric structures, they help to protect employees, materials, and equipment from the harmful effects of long-term sun exposure. We can also install lightning protection so that your staff can seek shelter if a storm should erupt during field operations.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of our translucent fabric is that, even though it allows natural light to shine through, it is still extraordinarily durable. Specifically, it:
- Is made of PVC vinyl and available in 18-, 22-, and 28-ounce weights
- Is California State Fire Marshal Flame Resistance certified
- Passes the NFPA 701 Large/Small Scale Test
- Has waterproof seams
- Has polyester rip-stop scrims to prevent tearing in the event of a puncture
This durable fabric cover is supported by an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame that can withstand nearly any weather condition. For added protection, we can engineer your natural light fabric structure for heavy wind and snow loads. With regular maintenance, our fabric buildings can last for decades, providing a reliable, long-term solution for nearly any application.
Other Advantages of Big Top’s Fabric Structures
In addition to utilizing natural light, our fabric buildings have many other advantages for businesses of all kinds. Our structures can be manufactured and built quickly, at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, saving the time and money that would otherwise be spent on constructing a permanent building. They do not require a concrete foundation and can be deployed in nearly any terrain. Additionally, our buildings are portable. They can be disassembled into component pieces for transportation between worksites, and they can be moved around your footprint as whole units.
If you would like additional information about the natural light fabric structures that we custom design for our customers, contact Big Top today. We are proud to be the partner of choice for businesses in many industries, including oil and gas, energy and environmental, mining and mineral, and more.