Why Small Businesses Use Fabric Structures

fabric structure at automotive facilityOne of the growing pains small businesses experience is the need to expand their base of operations. When small businesses require additional buildings, cost-effectiveness and expediency are key to staying on budget. And that’s why so many of them turn to Big Top—our fabric structures are affordable, long-lasting solutions that help small businesses grow without blowing their bottom line.


Our fabric structures cost far less than constructing a permanent brick-and-mortar building. They require fewer materials, and no outside contractor is needed for deployment. In fact, Big Top can train your team on how to properly install your shelter, or we can do it for you with our turnkey installation services so that your crew can stay focused on other tasks. Additionally, because our buildings can be deemed equipment with the IRS, you may earn some tax benefits, further helping to keep your project on budget.


Big Top’s fabric structures can be erected at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day. That’s much quicker than constructing a permanent building, which means less delay in meeting the needs of your expanding operations.

Versatile Deployments

Whether you’re looking to add a building on your property or you need shelter out in the field, Big Top has you covered. Our fabric structures can be anchored to nearly anything, even asphalt and dirt. Therefore, we can deploy your shelter exactly where you need it.

Energy Savings

A Big Top fabric structure can not only help you save on installation costs but also operating costs. That’s because of the energy-saving benefits of the fabric cover, which is translucent and allows natural light to fully illuminate the interior without the need for electric lighting.

Additionally, the cover is formulated for outstanding thermal performance and will repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. This means the interior naturally remains at a pleasant 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 and safe from sun exposure throughout the day, and you’ll enjoy not having to run artificial climate control.

No electric lighting or artificial climate control? You can see how quickly energy savings can add up and help pay for your investment over time.

Growing With Your Business

A Big Top fabric structure is designed to meet your business needs now and into the future. Should you ever need to move your building around your property, you can do so intact using a crane. You can also disassemble and ship it to another location if required.

Customized for Your Needs

Your new fabric shelter can range in size from 20 feet to 174 feet wide and nearly any length. Plus, we can add high-quality accessories, like HVACs, flooring, doors, internal partitions, lighting protection, and much more to support your operations.

To learn more about why Big Top’s fabric structures are a popular solution for small businesses on a budget, contact us today.

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