Fabric Buildings FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a fabric building in your future? Check out this list of our most frequently asked questions compiled by our experts. If you have additional questions, fill out a contact form below and we’ll be happy to get back to you with answers.
A fabric building is a structure with steel or aluminum frames enclosed by tarps or woven fabric covers. Fabric structures with metal trusses are available in a variety of materials and quality levels, including pre-engineered fabric buildings, “off the shelf” buildings sold at local big box stores and non-engineered structures.
All Britespan fabric storage buildings are pre-engineered to ensure building safety and structural integrity. Our fabric covers are made of UV protected woven polyethylene fabric for maximum longevity. And our steel trusses are hot-dip galvanized after all welding and fabricating, to ensure lifelong corrosion protection.
You’ll find Britespan fabric structures in agricultural, commercial and public works building applications. When temporary and portable fabric buildings are required, Britespan delivers with customizable solutions for maximum versatility. We believe in tension fabric structures so much that all of our facilities operations are under Britespan fabric buildings.
The main advantages of tension fabric buildings with steel trusses include speed of construction, less maintenance and an improved interior environment compared with steel or metal roof systems.
Fabric structures are installed within days — a fraction of the time it takes for traditional metal buildings. You save on installation costs, operating delays, labor and overall project timelines with our steel frame buildings.
Also, fabric buildings have longer lifespans and require less maintenance. If kept tensioned, fabric covers are known to last over 20 years without needing repair or replacement.
Fabric storage buildings let in ample natural daylight, saving on utility costs. They improve ventilation and airflow, are non-corrosive and have UV protection
In as little as six weeks from the order date, the installation process starts. Dealers ensure that building codes and permits are handled along with any other local requirements. Once the site is ready, the local support team will assemble your fabric building quickly and efficiently.
Our prefabricated buildings with steel trusses last for over 20 years when installed by our authorized dealers to ensure proper tension and installation. The polyethylene covers on our fabric buildings are durable and non-corrosive.
If something happens to damage your fabric building, repairs are easily made with a heat welded patch kit or replacing the damaged panel. Compared to traditional shingles and steel roofing, replacing fabric covers costs much less.