Steel Buildings vs. Tension Fabric Buildings

MDM Products specializes in high quality tension fabric buildings that are used for a broad variety of applications from portable garages to temporary emergency shelters to additional job site work canopies.

We often have our customers ask us about the differences between steel buildings and our top of the line rip-stop polyethylene shelters. Here is what we tell them...

Fabric building benefits when compared with Metal

Natural Environment
The vast amount of natural light creates a comfortable sunny-day feeling, eliminating shadows and reducing energy demands. Year-round temperature moderation and natural light inside a MDM Products building make for a much better environment inside than a metal building.

Low Maintenance
Metal buildings are prone to rust. The walls and roof of a metal building must be under constant attention to prevent rust from forming and eventually destroying the building. In a fabric building, the only thing you need to worry about is the cover wearing. In such an event, all you have to do is get a replacement cover, a much simpler process than rust prevention.

Peaceful Atmosphere
Rain or hail on a metal building causes a great deal of noise and makes for a very unpleasant work environment. A fabric building has natural sound dampening properties which make the building fairly peaceful inside even during rain or hail.

Year-Round Use
Due to the natural light that gets inside a fabric building, it tends to be 10 -15 degrees warmer in the winter. It also provides enough shade to be cooler in the summer months.

No Approval Needed
A steel building the size of some of MDM's must be pre-engineered. They are considered permanent structures. With a fabric building no engineering is necessary, however your town might be different.

For all these reasons and more, we categorically recommend our privately branded shelters over ANY custom designed and manufactured steel building that you could buy.

Thanks for considering MDM Shelters for all of your canopy covered needs!

 

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