Why Are Fabric Building Structures Dry From The Inside?

Fabric Building Structures Are Drier On The Inside

Moisture even in the smallest amount has the ability to cause damages to stored materials. Water causes any of the agricultural products such as feed, corn cobs, grain, wheat, cereals, and pulses to go bad or spoil a lot quicker. Moisture is also associated with causing clumping that accelerates mildew and mold growth. The commercially based agricultural operations that include grain elevators and fertilizer distributors have in the past used the flat-storage buildings in order to protect their bulk materials and to prevent dampness. The flat-grain storage building is, however, subjected to 2 moisture sources which include condensation and leaks. The legacy buildings that have been custom-designed around the operational requirements are the driest solution for both long-term and short-term storage.

Reasons Why Fabric Building Structures Do Not Leak

The fabric structures are designed to be watertight solutions when it comes to storing bulk grains and fertilizers. The fabric panels are flexible that make up the roofs that are welded tightly together which has no cracks where water can enter. The Legacy patented-attachment system is inclusive of separate fabric panels which are then attached to the building frame. These frames attachments are permanent and designed without the need for penetrations from bolts and nails which is a typical source of water entry and leaks in the steel-framed structures. This patented system has also been designed with half-inch heavy-duty bolts with washers that are then attached to the cedar rail and then the flange which finally covers the entire system using a durable fabric sheet. This is what eliminates the need for the smaller Tek screws and does away with other potential sources associated with roof failure. The Temporary Fabric Structures building system works efficiently for highly-corrosive environments that include mining, salt sheds, and fertilizer storage. You can download our White Paper in order to find out more.

1. Rust is one of the other common causes for holes in roofs.

The constant exposure caused by harsh UV rays, snow, and rain, will eventually result in the steel panels in the roof succumbing to corrosion. This results in tiny holes, weak points, and thinking that allow water into the building. This speeds up the process of corrosion which results in more leaks. The fabric is immune to corrosion and will prevent leak sources before they even have a chance to start. Some of the agricultural produce that includes fertilizers are already corrosive, which means that the operators of the buildings involved in corrosive industries have to stop corrosion from starting from inside these structures. With rigid steel rods and frames that form the secondary brace-members along with optional interior liners, the Temporary Fabric Structures are designed to stop corrosion from occurring from the inside of the building. Check out Temporary Warehouse Structures & the many different industries we serve.

2. Fabric Stops Condensation Inside The Storage Buildings

Condensation will occur when the moist and warm air is exposed to cooler air. When indoor condensation occurs, it results is water beads that develop on the roof and walls which start to drip down, resulting in damages to stored produce. The Fabric Structure buildings fight condensation naturally in association to the fabric cladding that is climate-responsive. Powered or passive ventilation systems will also stop condensation in the way of keeping fresh and cool air flowing throughout the building all the time. The climate-responsive fabric is non-conductive and is able to assist in maintaining a more consistent indoor air temperature.

3. Moderate Temperatures For Temporary Building Structures

Moderate temperatures inside a fabric building structure result in conditions that are more comfortable inside without the need for climate-control and insulation systems. The fabric naturally makes it feel around 10-degrees warmer on the colder days and around 20-degrees cooler on the hot days. This temperature differences naturally prevent condensation. In addition, ventilation also assists in keeping the interior of a building drier. The standard fertilizer or grain storage buildings make use of the gravity-based ventilation systems that are passive. The passive system will combine the intake from the eaves along with the exhaust from the peak. This gravity flow which is natural, will suck the fresh air inside the building towards the level where the materials are stored. As the air turns warmer it naturally flows to the top of the building where it will be released through the roof vents.

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