Big Top’s Fabric Structures Offer Superior Protection for Your Staff, Materials & Equipment

UV Protection

One of the hallmark features of Big Top’s fabric structures is the translucent fabric that we use. Not only will this fabric allow in ample sunlight for your crew to work without the aid of artificial lighting, but it also will protect them from too much sun exposure. Prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to health risks, including sunburn and skin cancer. Plus, too much sun exposure can wreak havoc with your materials and equipment. For example, plastics and rubbers can break down, electronics can fail, and paint can chip and fade. Too much sun can also lead to an uncomfortable working environment. If your workers are overheated, they are more likely to make mistakes, potentially slowing down your production and driving up your costs. But, these are all risks you won’t have to worry about under one of Big Top’s fabric structures.

That’s because our fabric structures are designed to:

  • Block 99.95 percent of harmful UV-A and UV-B radiation for a UPF rating of 2,000 and a conventional rating of 50 plus
  • Maintain a pleasant interior temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the temperature outside

Therefore, our shelters are great options for any space where your crew will be working, whether they’re performing equipment maintenance, operating a production line, or meeting for lunch or a safety meeting. They’re also superior solutions for storing equipment. In fact, our fabric structures are used as hangars and sunshades at airports across the country due to the superior level of protection they provide to aircraft.

Furthermore, if your equipment and materials require a closely controlled climate, we can build one of our fabric structures with insulation and an HVAC system. You also have the option of making good use of the sun by adding a solar-powered lighting system. And, these are just a few examples of the numerous accessories that we can provide to meet the unique needs of your organization.



For more information about the UV-protective benefits of our fabric structures, contact Big Top today.



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