At 5 Star Roofing, we’re always looking to the future of building materials to stay current on new technologies and construction techniques. I recently had the opportunity to learn more about canvas buildings, which are surprisingly resilient and affordable.
The technology and engineering expertise that go into the construction of canvas buildings like the ones that you see here absolutelycovered.ca, have become so advanced in recent years. Canvas buildings, which some also refer to as fabric-covered or cover-all buildings, have become fixtures in various locations all over the world.
State-of-the-art materials and cutting-edge techniques have made fabric-covered buildings so versatile that such structures are preferred for a wide and diverse array of applications. These applications include research centers, government facilities, industrial complexes, trade fairs, sporting events, military installations and even space centers.
Businesses are also turning to canvas buildings for the same advantages it also provides for other sectors. Here are a few of the reasons why more businesses are opting in for fabric-covered buildings.
Fabric-covered Buildings Are More Affordable
Fabric-covered buildings are a lot cheaper if you compare them to traditional steel, wood and metal pole type structures. Canvas buildings require less rigorous architectural planning.
They Are Portable:
Some types of businesses may require frequent relocations such as in the agriculture sector, the lumber business, entertainment industry or even for mining exploration. Canvas buildings can have a modular design that can be set up and taken down easily.
Cover-all Buildings Can Be Set Up in Virtually Any Location
For the past decade, fabric-covered buildings have been set up in a variety of extreme environments including the frozen arctic regions to the harsh desert environments of Africa and Asia. Regardless of climatic conditions and the surface, canvas buildings can be configured to suit the location and withstand the prevailing elements of the area.
The Fabric Materials Are Durable:
Some may still hold the mistaken belief that cover-all buildings are the same as teepees and pop-up tents. However, nothing is further from the truth. Even the most basic canvas building structure can last for 15 years. Expert builders can tweak the materials and frame to make the structures last for more than 20 years. The fabric itself has a design that is highly resistant to damage from water, snow, sunlight and high winds.
Canvas Buildings Are Easy to Set Up
Depending on the type of structure and the expertise of the builders, the construction of canvas buildings may take anywhere from a few days to just a few weeks. Such ease of installation also translates to cheaper labor construction costs.
The Structures Are Energy-efficient:
Fabric-covered buildings have a naturally translucent surface, which lets diffused natural lighting inside the structure. What makes canvas buildings even better in energy efficiency is that such structures are 15 degrees warmer inside during the cold months and 15 cooler in the summer months. Businesses will therefore save money both in heating and in lighting up cover-all buildings. Studies also suggest that natural lighting improves mood, the quality of sleep and overall productivity in workers.
Canvas buildings offer many more advantages that can help improve the productivity and profitability of various types of businesses. There are important things to consider for business owners who wish to have their own cover-all type portable buildings. These include the size of the structure, its purpose, the location and features that are a must-have for the building.