Are you looking to install a storage building, but not sure which type of building you should go with? Perhaps you have heard of both dome storage buildings and fabric storage buildings, and you aren’t sure which one would work best for your operation.
Before you decide to start planning the construction of a building, it’s important to consider your options and understand the advantages and disadvantages.
The Problem with Dome Storage Buildings
This type of building is exactly as it sounds, either an entirely dome-shaped building or riser walls with a dome-shaped roof. These are usually used to store salt and other bulk materials, and can also be used for fertilizer storage and blending. They are usually accessible by a conveyor and large side doors.
There are several disadvantages to a dome storage system:
- The product is only accessible by a conveyor
- The roof can be weak at times because the shingles need to be replaced over time
- A dome-shaped building does not allow for natural ventilation, which can cause mold to grow
Why You Should Choose Fabric Storage Buildings
Fabric covered buildings are constructed using galvanized steel and covered in a durable fabric material to provide protection from the elements. These buildings can be a variety of shapes and sizes allowing you to decide which options you want for your project.
There are multiple advantages to Accu-Steel fabric buildings. The cover material makes them energy efficient because the inside temperature is naturally regulated. The fabric cover also allows sunlight to filter through reducing, if not eliminating, the need for powered lights. Our fabric buildings can be designed to have multiple door entries depending on your needs. Accu-Steel fabric covered buildings can also be easily relocated, if needed.
Accu-Steel offers a variety of different options for fabric covered structures, and they are manufactured outside Templeton, Iowa. Our steel is hot dip galvanized to completely encase the steel in molten zinc so it is not susceptible to breaks, bends, or corrosion from the elements.