FAQ - Fabric Buildings
Much of our work is performed in Missouri and Kansas but we have traveled to Ohio, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee and Nebraska to install buildings.
Yes! Tension fabric is pressure and temperature treated to minimize the effect of temperature and environment on the fabric. Buildings and structures constructed using tension fabric are supported by PVC frames and steel frames. Tension fabric can last up to 20 years in normal conditions. Efficient coating and careful usage increases its life up to 30 years.
A steel frame is used to provide support to the fabric roof, depending on the width of the structure, this may be a truss style frame or a single pipe frame. Our preference of coating is hot dipped galvanizing. This process is done post manufacturing and provides maximum corrosion protection. Some of our smaller buildings utilize in line galvanizing but are NOT designed for corrosive atmospheres.
We are not licensed engineers. We coordinate with engineers at each manufacturer to provide a building that will be engineered specifically for your site.
Fabric structures have become popular across many different industries. From agriculture to the industrial sector, we serve clients from different industries where clearspan, naturally lighted, high clearance buildings with superior ventilation are needed. We've installed buildings that have been used for salt storage, landscape material storage, recycling, commodity storage, equipment storage, warehouse storage and oversized garages.
Custom ordered building shells can be completed within approximately 8-10 weeks after receiving deposit. Keep in mind some other requirements that need to be considered and can delay the project are permits, foundations, interior finishes and weather conditions/time of year.
We have partnerships with a few lenders that can provide loans or leases on our buildings. Please reach out to us for more details.
Fabric buildings can be built on a wide array of foundations. Common forms are: concrete blocks, concrete piers, pony walls, helical piers, wood or metal beams and shipping containers.
Warranties differ significantly between suppliers and building style but they are all very competitive warranties for the industry.