What to Look for When Purchasing a Shelter for Temporary Weather Protection

temporary weather protection is one of the many advantages of a structure from shelter structures If you’re looking for a shelter that offers temporary weather protection for your construction site, to protect a greenhouse,  shelter expensive vehicles and boats or for any other number of uses, it’s important to be aware of what to consider when making the decision as to who to purchase from and what you’ll need for your desired purpose.

What size space will need to be covered?

A tensioned fabric building provides an excellent shelter for temporary protection as it can be custom designed to fit any height, length or width. This type of structure can be made to suit your particular application in the most cost effective manner. With flexible sizes your range of application is virtually unlimited.

Quality of the shelter

The higher quality shelter, the better protected your assets will be from the elements. There are several factors you should look for that will affect the overall quality of the structure:

  • Fabric – Fabrics should be coated and not laminated for a shelter that will have better durability and a longer life span. Laminated fabrics are cheaper and often don’t have a warranty longer than one year.
  • Corrosion protection – this is another important element with the shelter serving as temporary weather protection. If unplated steel is used it can rust quickly – even before the shelter is erected. The base plates, connection plates and tabs should be hot dipped galvanized in order to prevent this corrosion.
  • Strong connections are necessary for the best quality structure that will hold up under even the most extreme weather conditions. ShelterStructures.com uses connections made with galvanized A325 structural grade bolts, and you should look for something similar when purchasing your shelter. Many companies use smaller bolts that are of a lower grade offering lower tensile strength.


There are a wide variety of structures that can be made to offer temporary weather protection and to fit into most budgets. Keep in mind, the cheapest option may not end up being the most cost effective in the long run.

You’ll want to consider the cost savings of a temporary structure over a permanent building. In addition, by choose a green energy efficient building; its design will increase the efficiency of resource use meaning lower utility costs on things such as energy and water as well as using fewer materials and ultimately reducing the impact on the environment.

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