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FAQ About Fabric Buildings

Here are answers to commonly asked questions about our fabric buildings!


Why would I choose a fabric building over structures made from traditional materials such as metal, wood, or brick-and-mortar?

WeatherPort fabric buildings are a good choice if you’re looking for versatility. Our buildings offer a clear-span design, are easily relocated if desired, and are designed to assemble in less time than traditional buildings with minimal foundation requirements. Our fabric building options, architectural membranes (fabrics), and high strength support systems are engineered for decades of permanent and/or portable use, and we offer a wide range of options with hundreds of sizes, styles and standard packages. You can learn more by clicking here or by calling +1-970-399-5909 to talk to a friendly building specialist.


What are the ideal uses for a WeatherPort fabric building?

WeatherPort creates fabric building solutions offered in hundreds of sizes and styles suitable for numerous commercial and residential applications, including storage buildings and sheds, greenhouses, carports, garages, and more. WeatherPort has been designing and manufacturing tensioned fabric buildings since 1968. In the decades since, we have built fabric structures for almost every application you can think of. Click here or call +1-970-399-5909 to speak to a friendly building specialist to learn more.


What models of fabric buildings does WeatherPort offer?

WeatherPort offers several models of fabric buildings, including:

  • Canopies
  • Gable Buildings
  • Heavy Gable Buildings
  • Truss Gable Buildings
  • Quonset Huts
  • Domes
  • Yurts
  • Jubilee Event Tents


What type of options can I put into my WeatherPort fabric building?

WeatherPort offers hundreds of standard fabric building options such as windows, doors, ventilation, insulation, HVAC systems, lighting and electrical systems, flooring, wood platform foundations, various fabric types such as translucent fabric, and multiple anchoring options. One general rule of thumb we like to use is if you can put a building option into a traditional wood, brick-and-mortar or metal structure we can place that same option into a WeatherPort fabric building. Click here or call +1-970-399-5909 to speak to a building specialist about building options.


How do you insulate a WeatherPort fabric building?

WeatherPort fabric buildings are insulated in much the same way as traditional birck-and-mortar, metal or wood buildings. We offer several insulation options that you can choose from based on desired R-value, portability and ease of installation. WeatherPort uses an integrated product design approach to create high-quality fabric buildings that are highly portable, fast to construct and have low shipping cube. To learn more about WeatherPort insulation, click here or call +1-970-399-5909 to speak to a friendly building specialist.


How much do WeatherPort fabric buildings cost?

Pricing is determined by the amount of engineering required to withstand the wind and snow loads, as well as the engineering required to withstand other challenges, both functional or environmental in your location. Our fabric buildings are engineered to meet local and International Building Code (IBC) standards. Click here to learn more about WeatherPort’s engineering and design capabilities. Additionally, price is influenced by the model, size, and the amount of standard building options added, including windows and doors, lighting and electrical, HVAC, and insulation. You can find out more by clicking here or by calling +1-970-399-5909 to talk to a building specialist about prices, sizes, and styles.


Do I need a building permit to install a WeatherPort fabric building?

The county in which you would like to build a WeatherPort fabric structure determines whether a permit is needed. Every county has different standards, with some requiring complete permit applications that include stamped engineering reports. Whatever the case may be in your area, WeatherPort can help with the process by providing guidance and stamped engineering reports where applicable. You can find out more by clicking here or by calling +1-970-399-5909 to talk to a building specialist about permits for your WeatherPort fabric building.


Where can I find out more about your engineering and design?

Click here for more information on our engineering, design, and technical information.


How can I get more information on WeatherPort fabric buildings?

To get more information, you can click here to complete our online info form and request a quote or additional information. Alternatively, you can email us at or call us at +1-970-399-5909 to speak with a friendly building specialist.

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