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Energy Efficient Fabric Buildings

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One way to cut the monthly expenses of your business, such as heating, cooling, and lighting, is by using energy efficient fabric buildings. Fabric buildings cut construction time in addition to cutting monthly expenses, which is another cost savings since less resources will go toward construction. Designers created our WeatherPort fabric buildings with energy efficiency in mind. The materials used for the siding, roofs, lighting and insulation can help control energy use and conserve energy. Our buildings are a great option for many types of businesses.

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Six Reasons Why Colleges & Universities Choose Fabric Buildings for Their Athletic Facilities

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One of the major expenses of college athletic programs are the university’s athletic facilities, indoor facilities can be especially costly. Universities have options to keep costs low when building indoor athletic facilities, including fabric athletic facilities. For example, Colorado Mesa University uses a fabric building for their indoor sports training facilities. More colleges and universities should consider using fabric buildings because they are less expensive than traditional construction, offer the same quality as traditional buildings, are portable, and adjustable. Fabric buildings also allow schools with smaller budgets to have quality indoor facilities which boost the morale of student athletes.

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Casinos – The Move to Tension Fabric Buildings

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Tension fabric structures can support many different types of business operations and applications. Operating casinos are among the many different business applications for tension fabric buildings. Fabric structures can replace brick and mortar buildings since they have comparable strength at a fraction of the price. They fabric structures can include HVAC systems for casinos that allow smoking inside and soundproofing. Other advantages besides cost include shorter construction times, easy expansion, energy-efficiency and more. Some upscale casinos throughout Canada and the United States are already using fabric structures to operate their businesses. Learn more about how a fabric structure can house your casino operation.

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Alaska Department of Fish & Game – Hunting Checkpoints Use WeatherPort Shelters

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The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has been using Weatherport Shelter Systems for their hunting checkpoints. Their fabric shelter systems give them the durability to withstand the harsh weather of Alaska while staying within their budget. The department uses the shelters for a variety of situations. For the Koyukuk Check Station, the fabric shelters provide living quarters and a place for employees to check people in and out of the area. Another example is the King Salmon Sonar Site, where the department uses WeatherPort shelters to hold network computers and collect sonar data. These are just two of the ways the department uses fabric shelter systems, and their applications within the departments is a testament to their strength and durability.

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Carport if You Park Your Car Outside!

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Since we use our cars daily to get around, we often forget it is one of the biggest investments we make. Just like any other investment you make, you should protect and secure your car. Instead, a lot of us park outside leaving our cars in the elements and susceptible to damage. If you don’t have a garage or it full of equipment so you can’t fit your vehicle inside, a fabric carport is a good option for you. The benefit of using a fabric carport is that it is cost-effective, easy to install, easier to enter your car, portable, and protects the car from the elements. Learn how fabric carports accomplish these objectives to help stop your car from depreciating so quickly.

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WeatherPort’s Automated Light Deprivation Greenhouse System

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First of all, what is light deprivation?

Light deprivation (commonly referred to as “light dep” or “light depo”) is an agricultural growing technique that manipulates

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Alaska Department of Fish & Game – Hunting Checkpoints Use WeatherPorts

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Fish Wildlife WeatherPort Tent Fish Wildlife WeatherPort Tent Check Station at Koyukuk

The Alaska Department

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Canopy Buyer’s Guide

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Canopies are great for any outdoor event to protect guests from the elements, rain or shine. WeatherPort has many different types of canopies and options to serve a range of events, including concerts, festivals, weddings, farmers markets and more. Our Canopy Buyer’s Guide is loaded with information about the types of canopies we offer, design styles, types of anchoring systems, and other options. After reading the guide you should be able to find the right canopy for your event or you can create a custom canopy.

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Preparing for This Year’s Wildfire Season

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In 2015, the United States had the largest number of areas burned by forest fires and wildfires in a decade, losing over 8 million acres of forest land. In Spring 2016, 97,000 acres burned down so far in seven of our western states, and things may get worse once the rains end. First responders and those who lose their homes due to these fires need shelters to live in, and portable structures are great for this purpose. Temporary housing sets up quickly with the use of portable structures, which is important in emergency situations. We offer shelters at WeatherPort equipped for these types of emergency uses.

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Energy Costs of Owning a Pool

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Pools are a fun addition to any home as a source of fun in the sun, relaxation, and parties, but can also be a source of energy waste. The energy costs to operate a well-maintained pool can be very high and you may not be able to afford to upgrade to a sustainable swimming pool. There are options, however, to save a lot of money on your energy bills. Four things you can use to limit energy use are pool enclosures, automatic cleaning systems, solar energy collectors, and LED lighting. Learn how much you can save with our energy cost infographic.

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