Fabric Structures FAQ
Not all fabric structures are created equal. Accu-Steel works hard to provide you with the best quality fabric structures to perfectly fit your needs. Consider the fabric structures FAQ below to help ensure you’re making the right choice.
Accu-Steel Fabric Structures FAQ
Q. WHAT TYPE OF BUILDING FABRIC WILL BE USED ON MY TEMPORARY BUILDING?
A. At Accu-Steel, we exclusively use HL13 fabric on our fabric structures. This material is the heaviest used in the fabric structures industry and provides state-of-the-art, HYDRA-LOC™ technology.
Q. CAN I DESIGN THE COLOR OF FABRIC FOR MY FABRIC BUILDING TO MATCH THE REST OF MY OPERATION?
A. While the performance and reliability of your fabric structures are probably your highest priority, you also want a building that looks good and matches the look and feel of the rest of your operation. With Accu-Steel, you can choose from many building fabric colors to help set your business apart from the rest. Standard colors are shown at right.
Q. WHAT TYPE OF WARRANTY DO YOU OFFER? IS THE BUILDING FABRIC INCLUDED IN THE WARRANTY?
A. The industry-leading Accu-Steel warranty sets us apart from the competition by covering both the steel and the building fabric for 20 years. At Accu-Steel, we never cut corners on quality, which is why we can confidently offer the best warranty in the industry.
Q. DO YOU HAVE AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY ENGINEER CERTIFY YOUR BUILDING SPECS?
A. At Accu-Steel, we have intentionally made the decision to have all our fabric structures certified by an independent third party engineer. We feel this extra step provides our customers with the highest possible level of trust and peace of mind.
Q. DO YOU USE THE FABRIC COVER WHEN CALCULATING THE LOAD CAPACITY OF YOUR BUILDINGS?
A. At Accu-Steel, our HL13 HYDRA-LOC™ is used only as a building fabric cover — nothing more. We never use it to help calculate the structural integrity of our fabric structures or brace our steel trusses. Other manufacturers do this to save money. We don’t. Again, it’s about not cutting corners.
Q. IS EVERY COMPONENT OF YOUR FABRIC STRUCTURES FULLY ENGINEERED?
A. To truly have a fully engineered galvanized building, every component of your building must be engineered to ensure maximum performance and structural integrity. This is precisely what Accu-Steel does for each and every fabric structure we create.
Q. WHAT TYPE OF CORROSION PROTECTION DO YOU OFFER?
A. Many of our competitors use “in-line” or “pre-galvanizing” as their method of choice for corrosion protection. Accu-Steel uses a more reliable hot dipped galvanized process for our galvanized buildings.
Q. HOW DO YOU CALCULATE FOR WIND AND SNOW ACCUMULATION IN THE DESIGN OF YOUR FABRIC STRUCTURES?
A. Some manufacturers don’t combine snow accumulation and wind when designing their fabric covered buildings. This can be a dangerous practice, especially under certain temperature and humidity conditions. At Accu-Steel, we always consider combined snow and wind loads and design our buildings accordingly. At Accu-Steel, we always consider combined snow and wind loads and design our buildings according to the building codes for the area of the structure.
Q. HOW MANY TOTAL YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE DOES YOUR TEAM HAVE AND HOW MANY SQ. FT. OF FABRIC STRUCTURE HAVE YOU INSTALLED?
A. Some manufacturers like to promote that they have installed X million sq. ft. of fabric buildings and have “hundreds of years” of combined experience. While Accu-Steel has enough experience to stack up to any other manufacturer, we prefer to measure our success by the satisfaction of each individual customer.
By asking the fabric structures FAQ above, you can help ensure you’re receiving maximum value and return on investment from your fabric building supplier.