Posted on: 2018-04-05
In general, when people think about fabric buildings, they usually associate such structures with tents, pavilions, or shelter covers. That is quite understandable, given that such structures are pretty common and is what is mostly seen by many. However, fabric structures can be so much more than that. With architectural and engineering expertise, these fabrics can be used to build a variety of industrial, commercial and agricultural structures.
For example, in an agricultural setting, one may find livestock shade structures made from fabric and metal — from pig shelters to cattle shade structures and more. Some even use them in constructing hay sheds, grain bunkers, and other farm buildings.
The construction of such facilities employs pretty much the same concepts and principles of metal structures. Though both structures make use of metal for their frames, metal structures make use of metal sheets for cladding whereas fabric structures make use of fabric like woven fiberglass or vinyl coated polyester to name a few.
Over the last few decades, the technology that is used in the manufacture of fabrics used for industrial, commercial, and agricultural purposes has evolved extensively. Fabrics of today are far from the flimsy and weak fabrics of yesterday. Where durability is concerned, modern fabrics are a lot tougher than what most people give them credit for. The inherent strength of such materials plus the coatings applied to the fabrics make them strong and durable, capable of lasting for many, many years.
Despite these, there are still many people who are concerned about the toughness of fabrics especially when they are used in structures like temporary warehousing or temporary storage structures. They worry that a nail or some other similar object will cause the fabric to tear a hole in the fabric. However, this isn’t necessarily true, especially when you make use of high quality fabrics in your building structures.
It will take a lot of pressure to create a hole in high quality fabrics, even if it is exposed to sharp objects. As such, it’s quite rare that these fabrics will get damaged by an accident — save of course in the event of a catastrophic weather system. Besides, if the fabric incurs minor damage, it can easily be repaired by an expert.