Blog

18
May

Vlog: Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project

In 2020, Falmouth’s Outdoor Learning Committee purchased 10 outdoor classrooms from WeatherPort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Knowing online and remote education wasn’t a long-term solution, the Falmouth School District brought students, parents, teachers and the community together to provide school children with in-person, outdoor learning opportunities. The program was a success, and outdoor learning is there to stay!

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5
May

Vlog: A Remote Mining Camp in Alaska

Mining and exploration operations turn to WeatherPort for remote camps, sleeping shelters, field kitchens, dining facilities, core shacks and other shelter solutions that ensure endurance in the most weather-intense locations around the world. The portability, ease of setup, ability to quickly relocate, and long-lasting durability of our shelter systems are why mining and exploration companies choose to use WeatherPort. In

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27
Apr

Vlog: Behind the Scenes at WeatherPort & an Amusement Park Adventure

Ever wonder how an industry-leading manufacturing facility operates? In this episode, Kaleigh takes you where the WeatherPort magic happens: Delta, Colorado. WeatherPort engineers show Kaleigh exactly how a fabric building is made, from cutting the metal to shipment. Meet the dedicated team that works hard to engineer and build the highest quality fabric structures for customers in more than 85

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13
Apr

The Importance of Having a Separate Home Office

Working from home is the new normal these days. Nearly everyone has made unique adjustments to their personal and professional lives since the COVID-19 pandemic affected the majority of communities throughout the world. A survey by Owl Labs reported that 70% of full-time workers began working from home during COVID-19. The same study found that 92% of workers are expecting

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13
Apr

Tips for Reducing the Costs of Owning a Pool

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.

13
Apr

Vlog: Luxury Yurts at Royal Gorge Ranch and Resort

This time on WeatherPort Adventures, Kaleigh is accompanied by WeatherPort salesman Erik for an adventure-packed weekend. Located in Cañon City, Colorado, the Royal Gorge Ranch and Resort has 10 luxury yurts, each unique, vibrant color. The dynamic duo spends three nights in WeatherPort Yurt. Kaleigh and Erik also explore what else Cañon City offers: ziplining, white-water rafting, and much more.

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13
Apr

How Fabric Structures Help With Firefighting and Displacement During Wildfire Season

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.

13
Apr

Best Practices for Upgrading Fisheries and Fish Hatchery Facilities to Increase Yields

Whether you run a fishery or a fish hatchery, there’s a lot to consider in terms of increasing your yield. Some business owners have small raceway systems with a few fish species. Others have larger fish farming operations that generate commercial-scale output.  You want to ensure your operation is running at its prime since your livelihood and income directly correlate

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31
Mar

Vlog: Luxury Yurt Dining in Breckenridge, CO

Since 2020, restaurants have drastically changed how they’ve provided service to their guests. The most significant change is providing an outdoor dining option. Restaurant owner Tim Applegate saw the new outdoor seating mandates as an opportunity to create the ultimate dining experience in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The interior of each dining yurt is tied to a unique theme

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27
Mar

National Camping Month is June 2022

June is national camping month and you can start celebrating here by planning your next camping trip. To have the best possible trip you must research and plan ahead, last minute trips may cause you to forget things you need. There are many resources online to help you prepare and decide what things you need to pack for your camping trip. One thing necessary for camping is a tent, and if you have a tent already you can upgrade to a WeatherPort camping shelter.

11
Jan

Event Structures for Casinos — The Move to Tension Fabric Buildings

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.

29
Nov

How to Choose the Perfect Outdoor Wedding Tent for Your Party Rental Business

Finding the right wedding tent can be difficult. And for such an important day, party rental businesses should want to offer their customers the best outdoor tent on the market.  WeatherPort® Shelter Systems provides high-quality fabric structures that will go above and beyond your party rental business needs. They’re multifunctional, reliable, and can accommodate the ambience that such a special

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19
Oct

Outdoor Classroom Grants: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 has forced many schools to adopt safer in-person learning methods for students. Deployable outdoor classrooms are a popular option given their ability to support social distancing, maximize air circulation, and relocate or expand if needed. However, not all schools have the immediate funds to finance new facilities. This is where outdoor classroom grants come in. What Are Grants? Grants

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21
Sep

Fabric Structures Create On-Site Small Business Storage Facilities

Economic growth in the United States economy in the manufacturing sector will lead to a greater need for commercial storage facilities. As manufacturing production increases more goods will need a safe storing place. You may need a commercial warehouse for your business to store your goods while your outputs increase. You may consider using a fabric structure for your warehouse since they are often cheaper to build than traditional brick-and-mortar structures. WeatherPort Shelter Systems offers a huge variety of storage systems to meet your specific needs.

21
Sep

Better Self-Storage Solutions for Your Stuff

The self-storage industry is booming with almost 11 million households renting self-storage units in the United States in 2013. The cost of renting a unit isn’t always the most economical for households. A 10ft by 10ft unit costs $115 dollars on average a month, and on average people use units for two years. Without paying for any extra features like climate control, after the two years, you will spend around $2800. An alternative to renting storage space is to buy your own storage unit. WeatherPort Shelter Systems makes fabric structures you can use to store your belongings. They can have insulation, HVAC systems, and more optional features to best protect your things.

21
Sep

Guide to Expanding and Building Summer Camps

In the U.S., the business of summer camps is an $18 billion industry, providing memory-making experiences for over 14 million people every year. Summer camps provide participants a chance to make friends, develop skills, and discover new interests. It’s never too early to begin planning and designing the construction, improvement, or expansion of summer camp facilities. Planning ahead will enable

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27
Aug

How Playground Shelters Increase Outdoor Time for Students

As the leading supplier of engineered fabric structures, WeatherPort® Shelter Systems products are trusted by thousands of customers spanning the globe. In academic communities, WeatherPort’s playground shelters are now helping schools adapt to a more outdoor-driven educational environment. Their custom-designed, weather-proof structures stand alone, so you can place them anywhere to get school children closer to the outdoors. Benefits of

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26
Aug

Nine Cost-Saving Reasons Why Colleges & Universities Choose Fabric Buildings for Their Athletic Facilities

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.

18
Aug

Falmouth’s Community Comes Together to Provide Outdoor Classrooms for Students

The Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project has become a leader for alternative schooling solutions in New England. Located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Committee, a subcommittee of the Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod, formed as an effort between teachers, parents, and community members to provide students with outdoor learning opportunities to keep them engaged and safe throughout the

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22
Jul

Benefits of Using Mobile Field Stations to Manage Natural Resources

It’s no mystery that human activity and the production of material goods has an adverse impact on the natural world. Climate change and dwindling natural resources prove that it’s important to provide the public with information on the environment’s health. This allows businesses and the general public can make vital changes. In order to offer the most thorough and up-to-date

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