Fabric Fertilizer Storage Buildings

You are what you eat! If food is so vital, why not drill down to something that is the key ingredient for the growth of food. Exactly … fertilizer. Let’s drill down further. Even if you use best of the fertilizers, what if you are not storing it correctly?

Basic need of fertilizer storage is to store the high volumes in large, well-ventilated, dry storage space. When we talk about handling 400 tons of fertilizers, expansion of storage area indeed becomes a high priority.

The solution seems simple – Construct a suitable fertilizer storage facility and eliminate the cost of continual handling. But that opens a wide range of options: wood structures, concrete structures, steel structures, fabric structures. Which is the best?

Fabric

Wood

Steel

Clear Span Design

Yes

No

No

Naturally Bright Interior

Yes

No

No

Available for Relocation

Yes

No

No

Quick Installation

Yes

No

No

Low Project Costs

Yes

No

No

Maintenance-Free

Yes

No

No

Foundation Options

Yes

No

No

If there is any ambiguity (even by 1%) whether you should go for steel fertilizer storage over fabric then here’s what you need to know:

  • Warranty
    Fabric – 15 -year warranty in a corrosive environment
    Steel – No warranty
  • Life Expectancy
    Fabric – 20 -25 years in a corrosive environment
    Steel – 7 -10 years in a corrosive environment
  • Replacement Cost
    Fabric – Can be as low as $2.00 per square foot installed
    Steel – Can be as high as $6.00 – $7.00 per square foot installed
  • Working Environment
    Fabric – Offers natural light and reflective interior, along with brighter and cooler building atmosphere
    Steel – Conducts heat and blocks the natural light, requiring an expensive lighting system inside the building
  • Customer Service
    Fabric – Legacy engineers, designs, manufactures, sells, and installs your storage, providing complete and professional service every step of the way
    Steel – With most steel buildings, you have one dealer and one install crew with no direct link to the manufacturer
  • Flexibility
    Fabric – Can be economically and quickly installed, dismantled, and re-installed
    Steel – Permanent structures, which are typically extremely costly to relocate
  • Non-Conductive Material
    Fabric – The structure remains cool in summer months and warm in winter months
    Steel – Steel is extremely conductive, leading the structure to “sweat” and magnifies both hot and cold outside temperatures
  • Weather-Tight
    Fabric – Panel system with monolithic sheeting. No holes, screws, or areas for water to leak
    Steel – Uses a series of fasteners and holes in the roof that allow access for water
  • Installment and Delivery Times
    Fabric – Often delivers and installs in 8 – 10 weeks resulting in quicker occupancy
    Steel – On a larger project, the installation alone can take 12 -16 weeks

Our technical sales personnel will focus on understanding your needs and your fabric building project requirements, as well as any special challenges. We will work closely with you and/or your project team to identify all the specifications and specific conditions, providing you with innovative solutions. Our focus is to provide customers with the ultimate value for the application necessary.

Legacy Building Solutions sincerely strives to meet or exceed customer expectations. We will be with you from the start and will stay and meet your needs beyond the end.