Below are some frequently asked questions, if you have a specific question or would like to learn more about our buildings, please contact us.
We use a high density polyethylene fabric (HDPE) that has a life expectancy of 25 – 30 years with proper maintenance. Our Canadian made fabric weighs 12 oz/yd2 and is 24 mils thick. We recommend a yearly tightening of the fabric to prolong its lifespan.
All of our engineered fabric structures come with a prorated 15 year warranty on the main structure and fabric. Any engineered building installed by Cobra Structures includes a 1 year guarantee on workmanship.
Of course you can, one of the benefits of fabric buildings is their ease of expansion to the length of the structure. All tension fabric buildings can be dismantled and reassembled multiple times should you wish to relocate or outgrow your current location. Some customers begin with a shorter building to meet their budgetary constraints with the intention of expanding their buildings in the future.
Absolutely not!!!!! There is a great disparity in the quality of fabric buildings currently available in the marketplace. Be aware of building packages that do not include engineer stamped drawings as obtaining a building permit from the local authorities will be difficult to acquire without this documentation. Our engineered buildings are subjected to a three tiered engineering process to guarantee the most safe and reliable structure. Contact Us to make an informed decision on your building purchase.
While our single tube buildings have a base rail and are secured with ground anchors, our engineered buildings have multiple foundation options. Screw piles and wood post pony wall systems are typically used in agricultural and remote locations. Concrete options include pre-cast blocks, piles, cast in place walls and grade beams. Cobra Structures also boasts a building specifically designed to use shipping containers as a foundation that requires no welding.
In addition to a fabric building providing a wind block and a shield from precipitation, the inside of the building is typically 5-10 degrees warmer in the cooler months and 5-10 degrees cooler in the warmer months. The fabric allows 80% light transfer meaning no lighting is required inside the building during daylight hours. To combat the humidity created inside fabric buildings, there are many venting options available to suit your requirements.
The short answer to this question is yes. With an abundance of options for heating and insulating our buildings, we recommend contacting one our representatives to work together to come up with the best solution for your situation.
Upon reading this sentence your building will be on its way. All kidding aside, the typical delivery time for a building is 3 to 5 weeks from date of order. During peak season, this time can be as long as 7 weeks. Customization of a building may also cause additional manufacturing time. For customers with an immediate need, Cobra Structures carries a stock of buildings that are available for immediate delivery or pick-up. Consult our In Stock page regularly for a listing of buildings we currently have.
With the inclusion of a detailed set of construction plans included with every building package and some construction know how, fabric buildings can be safely installed by a crew of 3-4 people. If you have any questions throughout the install process, a Cobra Structures representative will be there to support you. For customers requiring an install on a tight budget, we have a program where 1-2 Cobra crew members will work together with you to complete your install. Our experienced crews travel across Canada and are familiar with fabric buildings from all manufacturers.