If you are considering using permanent fabric structures, the most important thing to keep in mind is that Allsite is one of just a few companies that offers this type of structure. Our Tensioned Fabric Structures (TFS) have become the structure of choice for architects and engineers.
Over the years the technology in the fabrics has improved significantly and architects and engineers now have a better understanding of these long-lasting materials and they are using the fabric structures in innovative ways. Because of this influx of knowledge and familiarity, fabric structures are becoming more of the norm – instead of the exception as they once were.
With improvements in technology and ever-stronger and more durable components, TFS are now considered semi-permanent and permanent structures. Here are five things you should know about them.
1. Permanent Fabric Structures Use Heavy Grade Architectural Fabric
At Allsite, we pride ourselves on the fabric we use for our structures. We use heavy grade architectural fabric that can last from 20 to 30 years with minimal to no maintenance. The fabric has an amazingly powerful tensile strength. It makes for a solid, semi-permanent or permanent structure.
2. Fabric Structures Retain Their Value Over Time
Unlike steel structures, that lose value over time due to degradation of the steel due to exposure to the elements, TFS retain their value. When business needs change, a TFS may be relocated, expanded, or modified. This versatility is part of what keeps our structures in demand.
Permanent fabric structures are built to last, but also built to grow, transform or relocate as your business changes over the years.
3. Allsite’s TFS are Long-lasting in even the Harshest of Climates
Our permanent fabric structures are known for their endurance and being able to last through even the harshest climates. You can find our structures in areas with very high temperatures to freezing cold and in all types of different terrains. Some of our TFS have been standing strong for over 30 years! And even after that time the frame is just as great as its first day of existence.
Even our rental inventory has a strong reputation of longevity. We pride ourselves on having fabric structures that are built to outlast our competition.
The elements can be brutal on traditional building materials, but the aluminum used in Allsite’s TFS is one of the best materials to use because of its high resistance to corrosion, etc. Aluminum is not subject to damage by termites, either, which are known to plague more traditional wood construction.
Less Maintenance and Pleasant Environment
A maintenance free building is a lofty goal – but a TFS is typically less maintenance than a traditional building. Couple the low maintenance with an ease of relocation and you would be hard-pressed to find a better fabric building.
A Pleasant Environment with Space to Spare
Allsite’s permanent fabric structures are not only easy on the maintenance side of things, but the clear span structure means less crowding so people can enjoy the spacious interior. The white fabric creates a well-lit environment that reflects light. It makes for a bright and clean atmosphere that provides an opulent and cheerful feel.
Now that you know how and why our TFS are considered to be permanent fabric structures, you can see why so many of our customers are happy they chose Allsite for their site fabric structure needs. Contact us now and we can tell you more about their longevity, their durability, and their guarantees.