Tension Fabric Shelters

Guard-All’s tension fabric shelters are the quickest, easiest, most energy-efficient, and cost-effective large clear span buildings available today. This is why government agencies, such as public works, athletics, parks & recreation, schools, aviation, and the military, as well as commercial enterprises, such as the agricultural, equestrian, recycling, mining, and gas & oil industries are choosing Guard-All’s tension fabric shelters.

Our broad selection of buildings, including the Centurion Series, Heritage Series, and Guard-All Custom Buildings, allows us to provide our customers with the perfect solution to meet their specific building requirements.

At Guard-All, we forge our tension fabric buildings from galvanized carbon steel frame trusses with engineered high density polyethylene fabric membranes. We find our tension fabric shelters are often referred to as fabric structures, fabric shelter buildings, cover-all buildings, fabric buildings, hoop buildings, quonset huts, tent buildings, tarp buildings, canvas buildings, and bubbles. The benefits of tension fabric buildings compared to traditional structures are lower operational costs, energy savings, naturally bright interior, quick installation, flexible foundation design options and corrosion resistance. Additionally, unlike conventional or steel buildings, tension fabric buildings can be cost-effectively relocated as needed.

Find out how Guard-All Building Solutions can help you build bigger, build faster and build smarter today. Call us at 1-877-397-1594 for a free, no obligation fabric shelter consultation with one of our experienced project managers.

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Financing Options

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Build Bigger

Guard-All tension fabric buildings are the largest, most affordable clear span buildings available to the market today. Standard building widths are available up to a massive 150’ wide with custom building widths available up to 400’ or more. The modular truss and fabric panel design of our buildings allow them to be built to accommodate any length required.

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Build Faster

Guard-All fabric buildings are designed for simple and quick installation so builders can complete projects faster, and owners can occupy buildings sooner. Once a project begins, the site crew can prepare the building foundation while we simultaneously fabricate the structure at our manufacturing plant. On site building assembly is usually measured in days, not weeks.

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Build Smarter

Guard-All tension fabric buildings are designed for versatility. Buildings can vary from simple open-end storage structures to fully enclosed, lined, insulated, and climate controlled buildings – all from the same core structural components. Smart features like our energy saving translucent membrane allows filtered daylight to light the interior sets the building apart from common steel buildings.

Fabric Membrane

Guard-All utilizes Nova-Shield II with Armorkote, a heavyweight engineered HDPE fabric membrane. The scrim is produced in a special weaving pattern to enhance thickness, flatness, abrasion resistance, and tear properties. The proprietary coating is used to enhance abrasion resistance, flex resistance, seam strength, UV resistance and longevity. Our Centurion Series buildings and most of our Heritage Series buildings feature a modularized fabric membrane connected with an extruded aluminum keder system.

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A huge benefit to the HDPE material Guard-All utilizes is the energy efficient translucent qualities of the fabric. White and lighter colored membrane materials allow around 12% of filtered sunlight to transfer through the translucent fabric which reduces the need for electrical lighting during daylight hours. Additionally, when electric lights are used near the fabric, light is reflected off the surface amplifying the total lumens in the building.


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Structural Steel

The trusses for our buildings are manufactured from cold-formed seamless carbon steel structural tubing that conforms to the ASTM A500 standard with a 50 ksi (345 MPa) minimum yield point. The recycled content of the steel can vary depending on the source of available raw materials; on average there is 57% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and 31% Pre-Consumer Recycled content.

Our fabricated steel truss components can be finished in a selection of coatings; including hot dip galvanized, inline galvanized and powder coated to meet project specifications.

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A variety of foundations are available to meet your specific building requirements. Here are a few of the most common foundations we employ.


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