How Engineered Fabric Buildings Can Build Top-Performing Car Dealerships

You may have had some success selling cars on your own, or maybe you’ve got a nice collection of restored classic cars that you’d like to turn into cash — whatever the reason, you’ve decided that now is a good time to get into the business of selling cars. 

Car dealerships need to protect their investment, and at the same time, make customers the focus. Engineered fabric buildings from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems offer more flexibility and efficiency than traditional brick-and-mortar buildings. 

Imagine converting a storage facility for cars into a state-of-the-art showroom with all its amenities. It could be a nightmare with a traditional building — construction noise and debris, moving of cars, and delays. 

For five decades, WeatherPort®’ engineered fabric structures have been used in more than 65 countries and in conditions as rugged as the Antarctic — they have even been reported to survive avalanches. WeatherPort uses the highest-quality materials to produce custom-designed structures for car dealerships, engineered to meet specific wind and snow loads. Here are just a few of the benefits of WeatherPort fabric structures for car dealerships.

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Sun Protection

If your dealership is located in a climate where sun damage and protection from UV rays are concerns, WeatherPort facilities can serve as shade structures to make browsing the car dealership a bit more comfortable for your customers. 

Energy Efficiency

We offer many insulation systems designed to seamlessly integrate with all of our structures to meet any R-value and increase energy efficiency. 

As a dealership owner, this means less costs to heat or cool your dealership facilities when summer temperatures soar and winter weather visits with bone-chilling cold temperatures. Keep your customers (as well as sales team and staff) comfortable and protected from the weather with engineered fabric buildings from WeatherPort.

Just like our integrated insulation systems, we also produce electrical systems designed for plug-and-play installation, saving you valuable time and money. This attention to detail means that you do not need to hire specialized electricians or foot the bill for expensive setup crews trained on setting up your fabric building and equipping it with a lighting and electrical system. 

Cleanliness, Durability, and Long-Lasting Protection

Utilizing an architectural membrane stretched over a galvanized steel or lightweight aluminum frame, WeatherPort canopies have rugged strength and long-lasting capability you can trust. You can practically just spray it down every week and it will be freshly clean.

The engineered fabric used in WeatherPort buildings offers greater abrasion resistance. Our fabric buildings will last decades and are designed to withstand temperatures from -80 degrees to +130 degrees F, so your valuable inventory is protected. 

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Multipurpose Design

A WeatherPort canopy or building can offer car dealerships far more than just a display to highlight your vehicles to passersby, but can serve as a:

  • Parking lot shade structure or canopy
  • Maintenance or detailing building
  • Replacement for car hail netting 
  • Outdoor showroom canopy
  • Standalone service area or car wash bay
  • Spacious showrooms to display top inventory
  • Covered inventory storage on the lot
  • Vehicle inspection areas
  • Facilities for paint booths, welding, and detailing
  • Storage for inventory of parts
  • Sales offices

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Customizable and Efficient Fabric Structures

Each WeatherPort fabric structure is designed according to customer specifications and engineered to meet local or international building codes for safety and durability. The setup time required for our engineered building systems is a fraction of the time required for construction of traditional or steel buildings, enabling you to build or expand your car dealership infrastructure and start selling cars quickly. 

The flexible foundation requirements of our fabric structures mean that if your lot is level, you can set up your new car dealership facility on asphalt or concrete, as well as dirt, gravel, and sand. We supply anchoring solutions to secure your WeatherPort structure for safety on virtually any ground type. 

Your WeatherPort dealership building can be set up and left in place for decades of use as a permanent structure, or it can also be quickly and easily taken down and relocated should your dealership needs change, and done without the need for expensive construction crews. 

Engineered Fabric Structures Are the Perfect Buildings for Your Dealership

Whether you’re looking to build a dealership facility or if you need supplemental structures for your dealership expansion project, WeatherPort has many building models to choose from and offers the unique ability to custom-design a building solution that meets your exact dealership requirements. 

From our DAGB Series of heavy-duty, double-arch gable buildings to create the ultimate dealership showroom, to our Canopy Series of 10- to 20-foot wide outdoor canopies that are perfect for customer drop-off and delivery structures, our engineered fabric buildings will help you quickly turn the dream of building and owning a dealership into a reality.

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