Fabric Structures used for warehousing
 

FABRIC STRUCTURE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Can I get the specific size I need?
What are tensioned fabric structures?
What goes into our products?
What is the Life expectancy of Fabric-StructureTM?
Can Fabric-Structures handle heavy snow loads?
What kind of winds can Fabric-StructuresTM withstand?
Why are Fabric-StructuresTM your best choice?
How are Fabric Structures anchored?


Can I get the specific size I need?

Yes! With a Fabric-StructureTM you can get any size. We have engineered and built clear span structures that are over 166' wide, and 60' wide structures that are as tall as a six story building.

What are tensioned fabric structures?

  • Tensioned fabric structures start with metal frames. A flexible cover is tightened over the frame to create a tensioned structure.
  • Incredibly strong fabrics make it possible to construct extremely large clear-span structures.
  • Some of the largest stadiums, shopping malls, airports and other large commercial structures are tensioned fabric structures.

What goes into our products?

Unlike some of our competitors, we use only American made materials. Our fabric covers are made from Architectural grade PVC vinyl fabrics that meet or exceed Federal fire retardant requirements. Our steel is mechanical grade structural steel tubing which is galvanized on the inside and outside, by a process that leaves a smooth nonabrasive surface thereby extending the life of the cover. To learn more about our product features click here. To learn about the benefits of fabric structures click here.

What is the Life expectancy of Fabric-StructureTM?

Our lightest weight vinyl covers come with a 5 year pro-rated warranty and a life of 10 to 12 years. Upgraded covers carry 10 years pro-rated warranties with life expectancies of 20 -25 years. All Fabric Structures-USA® vinyl have UV inhibitors that extend their lives.

Can Fabric-Structures handle heavy snow loads?

Fabric-Structures are engineered to meet the snow load conditions for the area in which they are to be used from 20-40 psf . Fabric-Structures, because of their 50% rise, shed most of the snow. You can find Fabric-StructuresTM in Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Greenland, and many other extreme locations around the world. In fact some of our components have even been tested at the North Pole to ensure their integrity in the harshest
environments.

What kind of winds can Fabric-StructuresTM withstand?

Fabric-StructuresTM are designed and engineered to meet the wind load requirements of the area in which they are to be used. Normally from 90 to 125 Mph.

Why are Fabric-StructuresTM your best choice?

  • Many do not require foundations
  • Most are Portable
  • Reduced installation time and costs
  • All are clear span
  • In many instances, permits are not required
  • They can be resold
  • Temporary and Permanent Applications
  • Wheel Mountable and Crane Lift-able
  • Modular lengths

How are Fabric StructuresTM anchored?

fabric building with no foundation needed

Fabric StructuresTM up to 96’ wide do not require any kind of footing or foundation. If the structure is to be placed on virgin earth or on asphalt, we supply 40' spiral anchors. These anchors are impacted into the ground using an impact hammer. If you plan to mount your structure concrete or pilings anchoring is very simple. We supply mounting plates through which you will place your expansion anchors or bolts.

This is the easiest and fastest anchoring method. Simply, layout your Fabric Structure and square it. Using a hammer drill, drill right through the mounting plate hole into the concrete or piling, then insert your expansion anchor or bolts.