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 Using a Tension Fabric Structure for Shelter Buildings

Tension fabric structures are among the most durable & efficient shelter buildings available today. Find out why they’re tough enough for your next project and how Shelter Structures can provide you a high-quality tension fabric structure.


Fabric Costs Vs. Metal Alternatives


Fabric buildings usually cost 20 to 30 percent less than traditional metal alternatives, and take about half as much time to build a fabric building compared to their metal alternatives. Fabric structures can also last anywhere from 15-30 years, which makes them a great alternative to metal buildings.  


Unlike metal alternatives, these kinds of clear span building are also nontoxic and non-corrosive. There are no metal screws or bolts that can rust over time. The fabric is usually welded to the metal poles, so the structure won’t come undone or rip unless someone is applying a lot of excess pressure.


Clear Span Buildings as a Custom Solution


A fabric clear span building can be custom built to meet the needs of any kind of project. Clear span buildings can also be are also easier to construct than metal alternatives, and can be spread out as needed. If you need a lot of space for your next event or project, fabric shelter buildings are often the best choice.


Repairs and Maintenance Costs


Fabric shelters are built to last for many years, but if a problem does occur, you can easily have it repaired without draining your bank account. Repairing a tension fabric structure only costs about $2 per square foot, as opposed to metal structures, which can cost roughly $7 per square foot to repair. These clear span buildings also come with lots of natural light, so you don’t have to spend as much on lighting and electricity. They’re also insulated, helping you save more on your HVAC bills.