Tranlucent roof energy saving fabric structure

Fabric structures and buildings

Legacy Building Solutions designs, manufactures and installs tension fabric buildings on an innovative rigid steel frame. The unique fabric attachment process allows Legacy to design membrane structures with a multitude of features and accessories for any application. The engineering behind the rigid frame design has been refined and proven for decades. Combining steel with fabric results in high-quality, corrosion-resistant structures.

At Legacy, we pride ourselves on designing your fabric storage structure. We completely customize your building from the very beginning to accommodate your exact needs. Rather than being confined to standard fabric building sizes or profiles, you truly can have a one-of-a-kind fabric building system.

Innovation is the driving force behind every building we deliver. Our portable or permanent fabric structures are design-build focused with your specific application in mind. As thousands of satisfied customers can attest, we provide the highest quality engineering in the industry today, complete with legendary service that’s second to none.

Fabric Structures and Buildings by Industry

1) Solving Problems

Flexible, rapid-erection structures solve many problems. Whether you’re looking for a hangar with wingtip clearance, a clear span building for bulk storage or a simple shelter to keep cattle operations cool and shaded, a fabric building can provide the answer. Each building is design-built to meet project specifications, and our experienced engineering team will ensure that you have all the features you need for safe, efficient operation. Once onsite, construction is done quickly – in as little as one week.

2) Translucent Means Efficient

Unlike canvas storage buildings, our architectural membrane cladding naturally allows sunlight to stream in through the walls and ceiling, creating easy daylighting and saving on energy costs. Because diffuse natural light is coming in through the entire structure, there are no dark spots or shadowy corners. Enough natural illumination is provided during daylight hours to significantly exceed the recommended guideline of 75 to 100 footcandles for indoor work. An uninsulated structure has up to 12% translucency, or add a skylight to an insulated building for more natural light. View our fabric structure photos to see for yourself.

3) Rust and Corrosion Resistant

Fabric is a naturally non-corrosive material, able to withstand harsh environments and store corrosive materials like fertilizer, salt and copper. Solid web beams and all steel members can be hot dip galvanized to prevent rust from starting. The cool roof is constructed with no protrusions to allow moisture into the building. For extra protection from rust, add a fabric liner to keep all steel pieces out of contact with stored corrosives. The fabric liner permanently stops rust and gives the finished building a clean look.

4) Weather-Tight

Engineered structures are designed to meet or exceed local environmental codes related to wind load, snow load and seismic design.  Architectural fabric is non-conductive and better retains the inside temperature, creating an interior that’s almost 20 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 degrees warmer in the winter. Ventilation options include fans, ridge vents, mesh soffits under the eaves and even an open peak. Or add insulation and a full HVAC system for ultimate climate control year-round.

5) Superior Strength

Custom structures are designed to the same engineering codes as traditional construction. The rigid steel frame is designed to withstand snow, wind and seismic activity at the building site. Hanging loads from doors, HVAC, cranes, catwalks, conveyors, lighting and fire suppression systems are engineered into the building system and accommodated in the framework. Hot dip galvanized steel and warrantied cladding are designed and proven to last for decades of use.

Legacy Stories and Events


Oct 14

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Fabric Buildings on Demand

Reduce, reuse, recycle – this is the mantra of sustainability. By reducing the amount of construction waste, re-using recycled glass in insulation and using recyclable cladding, fabric buildings are sustainable …  Read More.

tension fabric sports complex practice arena

Aug 13

Fabric Athletics Building at Texas A&M Plans to Hose NFL Pro Day with Johnny Manziel 

All of us at Legacy Building Solutions were proud to work with Texas A&M University’s athletics department to design and build two custom fabric athletics buildings for the McFerrin Athletic Center, but more recently, we were excited to stumble… Read More.


Sep 23

Rigid Frame Fabric Structures vs Hoop Buildings

In the past, there was only one style of fabric building – a round shelter, or “hoop” structure. Hoop buildings are easily recognizable by their distinct shape – a series of metal half-circles with a fabric cover stretched over them. In most hoop buildings, the fabric cover is attached only at the ends of the… Read More.

industrial fabric structure steel walls fabric roof skylight

Jun 28

Saving Money and Energy with Fabric Roofs

There’s no question that the roof is an important part of any building. As such, it’s important to consider the roof when making any building choices. The roof of a fabric building is no exception – and there are many reasons to choose fabric over other roofing materials. Fabric cladding will never rust, no matter… Read More.

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