When the winter and first snows came to your place, a doubt may arise: Are the removable fabric buildings resistant to snow and low temperatures?
That’s why in this post we are going to talk about the resistance of a removable fabric warehouse, the maximum capacities of snow that supports a tensile structure roof and to resolve some doubts about it.
This post is addressed to:
- Construction Entrepreneurs
- Industrial sector
- Industrial Technicians
- Energy companies
- Wind power companies
- Pavilion Suppliers
In this post we are going to give generic information about the snow loads of a temporary ship. For a personalized technical study, you can contact us and our technical department will give you all support required.
TEMPORARY WAREHOUSES INSTALLED IN SNOWY LOCATIONS
Many of our fabric structures have been installed in places where there are adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind or snow.
That is why our fabric structures are designed made to measure for each specific client requirements, and location conditions.
HOW CAN WE INCREASE THE RESISTANCE OF A FABRIC BUILDING TO SNOWFALL?
When we install a temporary fabric building or structure in a place where there is high snowfall, we prepare our structures in the design phase to increase their resistance. All local aplication norms and conditions are taken in account when the structure is designed.
These are the ways to increase a temporary ship’s resistance to snow:
- Increasing the number of metal roof purlings: More metal purlings are placed on the roof and distance between them is reduced, so the load of each metal purling has to support is reduced, and the total load that the roof can supports increases.
- Increasing the thickness of the columns and beams: Installing columns and beams with higher profiles and thickness, prepared to support heavier loads produced by snowfalls.
- Reducing the distance between metalic portal frames: By increasing the number of portal frame (and therefore the number of metalic columns), we whole structure gets reinforced and improve the stiffness of the structure.
- With a pressurized roof: This type of roof supports loads higher than the basic canvas roofs, because has better efforts distribution and by design is stiffer that conventional fabric roofs. In addition to having a convex shape that allows pressurized roofs better evacuation of snow.
WHAT IS THE MOST SNOW-RESISTANT ROOF TYPE FOR A FABRIC BUILDING?
All temporary warehouses have a snow-resistant structure, although there are a number of recommendations for projects installed in places where there is a risk of heavy snowfalls.
We recommend the polygonal roof type structures. This type of temporary buildings, thanks to the polygonal shape of its roof, makes it easier for snow to slip and not accumulate. In addition the polygonal structures, thanks to their particular design, can achieve greater resistances with great clear heights.
ADVICE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF A TEMPORARY ROOF WHEN IT SNOWS.
If it snows heavily we recommend a serie of preventive steps to ensure the proper functioning of the fabric building:
- Never throw water with a hose to try to make the snow fall from outside, because it could freezes and accumulates on top of the canvas.
- In extreme cases, you can help from inside the facility with a brush, so that snow does not accumulate on the roof.
- In the event that the haevy snow falls makes the roof to loose some tight, you can re-tension by calling our technical team.
- If possible, place an interior heater so that snow does not accumulate on the roof for long periods.
ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A FABRIC BUILDING RESISTANT TO COLD CLIMATES.
- To be able to practice sport even when it is very cold (sport courts can easily be convered with an fabric building).
- Work under good thermal conditions.
- Possibility of using the outside of a restaurant during winter.
- Celebration of events without cancelling them due to rain or snow.
- Protecting a company’s stock from the cold and adverse conditions.
- Winter weddings in the open air without danger of cancellation.
- Perfect for storing cars, trucks, tools and heavy machinery.
- You can treat wounded without the risk of hypothermia.
If you find this article interesting, feel free to contact us and ask for any advise or information you may need about your fabric building project. See you in next post.