FABRIC STRUCTURE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.