Why You Should Consider Building A Fabric Structure On Your Farm

Posted on: 18 November 2016

Do you need more buildings on your farm to house animals, store feed, or manage compost? If so, you should consider installing a Clear Span fabric structure instead of a more traditional metal or wood building. Not only can building a fabric structure save you money, there are several other benefits to building a fabric structure instead of wood or metal.

Fast to Construct

Fabric structures require little architectural planning. They are typically made of two parts: a steel frame and fabric cover. Typically fabric structures can be manufactured and installed within a few weeks, which is about half the time it takes to erect a building made using more traditional supplies such as wood and metal.

Anchor to Any Foundation

You don't need to build a concrete foundation to install your fabric structure. It can be anchored securely to any type of foundation or terrain. This saves on both construction costs and time.

Portable

Fabric buildings are semi-permanent. Typically, they are built and used as permanent structures. However, they can be taken down and moved if needed. So if your needs change or you feel like your animals would be better off if they were located on a different portion of your land, the building can be taken down and moved.

Allows Natural Light In

The fabric used to construct a fabric structure is translucent enough to allow natural light in. This makes fabric structures ideal for greenhouses. Natural light also enhances moods, so there's a good chance you'll be more productive while working and your animals will be happier and healthier.

Easy to Maintain

Fabric buildings require little to no maintenance, even when they are erected in a corrosive environment where they are exposed to blowing sand, salt spray, and chemicals. The fabric can even be coated to resist UV damage and extreme weather conditions.

Cost-Effective Repairs

Fabric buildings are typically relatively cheap to repair. Simple repairs can cost as little as $2 per square foot and replacing the steel can cost as little as $7 per square foot.

Environmentally Friendly

Many fabric buildings are built using sustainable materials. The fabric is often recyclable, and the polyethylene that's typically used on fabric buildings is considered low toxin-emitted material.

Ultimately, whether you want to build a traditional wood or metal building or a fabric structure on your farm is completely up to you. However, if you're looking for a cost-effective option that easy to maintain and inexpensive to repair, you should consider building a fabric structure.

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