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We may have dodged a severe winter but spring is here and with it comes unpredictable weather.  It is a good thing for contractors that construction site tents allow them to carry on, despite what Mother Nature may bring.

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While bad weather can mean increased productivity and less distractions for some industries and workers, it can cause apprehension and concern for general contractors.  As most everyone in the construction industry knows, delays can mean missed deadlines, and that usually translates into lost revenue.

Are you worried the weather may cause unacceptable delays?  Here is what the best contractors do to keep things moving.

Construction site tents can mitigate weather-related delays.

Spring high winds and rain can throw a major wrench into construction projects.  As the winds blow dust around job sites, there is an impact on your workers, your equipment, and your site materials.  When winds are especially severe everything can come to a grinding halt.

Employees will be able to work in a comfortable, climate-controlled environment, no matter what the weather conditions are outside.

From our article: Stay on Schedule with a Construction Tent Rental.

This applies to rain as well.  Infiltration of water at any point in your process can mean not only costly delays but damage to building material like drywall and plywood.  There is also the degradation of working conditions for your team and wear and tear on your equipment and tools.

However, when construction site tents become part of the equation, spring weather does not have to translate into costly delays.  Keep in mind these costs are not usually easy to recoup, even when they may appear to be written into your contract.

Do not count on spring weather being excusable.

Weather is an excusable delay when it can be defined as unusual and severe, but as many unlucky contractors have found out, not everyone agrees on what constitutes “unusual and severe”. That means there is often a fine line between “excusable” and “inexcusable” when it comes to weather-related delays in construction projects.

Ask any construction lawyer and you will find that bad weather does not always constitute an acceptable excuse for halting of work.  While labor strikes, problems with utilities, and archaeological finds may provide an extension of time, bad weather is not always a valid defense.

Countless court battles have been fought over this very notion, and it is quite common for courts to rule in favor of owners, not contractors.  Bad weather must be “unforeseeable” in order for a judgement to be made in favor of a contractor.

The unpredictability of spring weather makes it hard to argue in court that torrential rains and high winds are not to be expected.  Unless you keep working through the inclement weather, you are out of luck. Moreover, working through bad weather is a risk in itself to workers and materials.

The best contractors avoid those legal nightmares and go with construction site tents to mitigate weather delays.

A Temporary Fabric Structure (TFS) can stand up to almost anything Mother Nature throws your way this spring.

Allsite’s construction site tents are designed to protect your site in practically any weather conditions, even high winds, torrential rains, heavy snow loads, and extreme temperatures.

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The rugged, aircraft grade aluminum frames used in our construction site tents hold up remarkably well to high winds.  It has the strength to hold up like steel, but of course, its light weight allows for ease of transport and relocation.

That, combined with the high-strength architectural fabric used in Allsite’s structures, can protect your construction site from unusually high winds and rain.  Our fabric structures are designed to meet most any local building codes for wind load requirements, too.

Rather than accepting bad-weather delays and hoping for the best when it comes to avoiding delays, smart contractors use construction site tents.  They help save time, money, and hassle for everyone involved.

Do you want to know more about how Allsite’s TFS can keep your project rolling forward in practically any weather?  Call us at 888.599.5112 or click here to request a quote.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is Allsite's Director of Business Development, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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