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Tension Fabric Structures

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 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 structures. 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 fabric structures are design-build focused with your specific application in mind. As thousands of satisfied customers can attest, Legacy provides the highest quality fabric building engineering in the industry today, complete with legendary service that’s second to none.

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Custom fabric buildings solve many common construction problems. Fabric buildings can be constructed to nearly any dimension, roof pitch and peak height. In addition, they can be uniquely shaped to fit creative designs and odd-shaped lots. Combine a fabric structure with existing buildings with a covered canopy, and include offset peaks, multi-level legs, sidewall dormers, lean-tos, mono-slope roofs and other unique features. Fabric buildings are engineered to be permanent yet may easily be relocated. Fabric buildings are installed quickly – usually within a week of arrival on-site.

Fabric roofs offer up to 12% translucency, allowing for easy daylighting and significantly reducing illumination energy costs. Enough foot-candle illumination is provided during daylight hours to significantly exceed the recommended guideline of 75 to 100 foot-candles. When translucent fabrics are used to introduce daylight, they provide an environmental connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. Translucent walls and roofs also eliminate dark and shadowy corners, creating a pleasant indoor environment. Skylights and solar panels can also be incorporated in the design of fabric buildings.

Fabric is a naturally non-corrosive material, perfect for harsh environments and storing corrosive elements including salt and fertilizer. Solid web beams and all steel members including bolts can be hot dip galvanized to prevent corrosion. A fabric roof is also installed without penetrations, keeping moisture from leaking into the structure. For extra protection against corrosion, add a fabric liner to keep corrosive materials out of contact with the steel components. The finished building will have a clean look, and there will be no place for rust to start.

Fabric buildings are weather-tight and energy efficient. Even before installation of HVAC systems, fabric buildings stay more than 10 degrees warmer on many winter days and almost 20 degrees cooler on most hot days. Add ventilation at the peak or under the eaves, fans, open end walls or even full heating or cooling systems for total climate control. A roof with no penetrations keeps moisture outside, and vermin can’t nest in the fabric and steel environment. When it comes to a clean, comfortable and safe interior, fabric buildings are second to none.

Legacy buildings are constructed with the same engineering principles as traditional building materials. The rigid steel frame accommodates wind load, snow load and seismic forces as applicable, as well as hanging loads from large doors, HVAC systems, cranes, conveyors and more. Fabric combined with hot dip galvanized steel keep the structure from being damaged by corrosion, even in the most corrosive environment.

Legacy Stories and Events


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...

Legacy Building Solutions to Exhibit Fabric Structures for the Oil and Gas Industry at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

Legacy Building Solutions (www.legacybuildingsolutions.com) will be showcasing tension fabric structures at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, N.Dak. May 20-22.Legacy’s tension fabric buildings are custom engineered to meet demanding mine-site specifications related to length, width and height, as...

Fabric Storage Building at Portland Yacht Services Shines New Light on Portland's Historic Waterfront

Portland Yacht Services has opened a new facility for boat storage and maintenance at its new location on the western end of the waterfront in Portland, Maine. The new tension fabric building was custom designed and constructed by Legacy...

Fabric Buildings Go From Day to Night

Photo courtesy of Upstate Shows.  Versatile fabric buildings are suitable for a range of industries and purposes. In some instances, the same fabric building may be used for two totally different applications. When the Central New York Regional Market Authority (CNYRMA)...

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