If you are still on the fence about whether or not you should have fabric façades installed in your property, here are some reasons that may help convince you to do so.
Design Creativity & Efficiency
Fabric facades can enhance the aesthetics of any building they are installed in. Like other fabrics used in eco shelters and shelter covers, they can come in different forms and shapes and colours—property owners will have no difficulty finding fabric facades that will suit their own tastes and preferences. One popular way of using fabric facades is by creating spectacular 3D shapes using these architectural textiles. With the right structural supports and engineering, almost any shape can be achieved with reasonable design efficiency.
Aside from sizes, shapes and colours, fabric facades can also be designed with printed graphics. The same is true for other tarps like those used for factory dividers and the likes. There are manufacturers who make use of UV inks to print company logos and brands on the fabric to be used. These add to the design factor of the fabric facades. Alternatively, plain coloured fabrics can be used to create mosaics for a more modern appeal. Given today’s technology, the design possibilities for fabric facades are virtually limitless.
Durability & Sustainability
PVC is a very popular material used as fabric facades. However, aside from PVC, fabric facades can also be made from other kinds of materials. For instance, there are Teflon coated fiberglass, high density polyethylene, and several others. The point is, the textiles used as fabric facades are growing and improving. If you buy high quality textiles for your fabric façade (or for any other project like bunker tarps, hay tarps, etc.), you can be sure that it will last you for a long time. Depending on the quality and the material, typical fabric façades should last anywhere between 18 to 30 years. In some instances, they can last even longer. There are also manufacturers who offer a warranty on their products, which can range from five years to fifteen years more or less.
There are also manufacturers who produce fabric façade textiles which offer UV and solar protection. It is a fact that exposure to these elements can be harmful to both humans and buildings—thus the need for protective measures like the installation of fabric façades. There are property owners though who worry about the plants and their landscape that fall under the shade of these fabric façades. To answer, many textiles used as fabric façades like those used as shelter covers are capable of filtering out UV rays, but they do not in any way prevent sunlight from reaching the plants under their shades.
The installation of fabric façades can also be a great way to improve the energy efficiency of a building. Aside from filtering out UV rays and solar heat, many advanced types of textiles used as fabric façades are capable of helping to regulate the temperature inside the building. This can translate to huge savings on your heating and cooling bills. In addition, fabric façades made from tensile mesh are capable of allowing natural light to pass through. This can help to illuminate the inside of the building, which then helps to reduce the need for artificial lighting and thus help you save on your electricity bills. For all of the above mentioned reasons, it is no wonder that many architects are espousing the use of fabric façades for modern buildings to help them make the said properties more eco-friendly structures.
Recyclable PVC textiles used as fabric facades are very eco-friendly since they can be recycled one they have reached they full service life. Many manufacturers of PVC textiles have their own recycling programs, and they are willing to take back your old fabric facades and recycle them free of charge. Sometimes, PVC fabric facades that are still in good condition can be donated to small scale livestock farmers and they can be reused as livestock shade structures.
In addition to that, deconstruction of fabric facades are simpler compared to deconstruction of other traditional façade structures. Because of the simplicity and ease, many of the materials taken out of the structure are minimally damaged, meaning they can be re-used or refurbished for other purposes like additional materials for building structures like small pig shelters or cattle shade structures.