Norseman Structures prides itself on exceptional quality control on our fabric covers by performing continuous fabric strength testing and employing only certified cover manufacturing equipment operators. The results are the most durable fabric covered buildings in the industry.
How strong is the fabric that Norseman Structures uses on its buildings? Watch this video demonstration.
Faster Installation - Fabric covered buildings typically require less lead and installation time than conventional construction getting your project up and running faster.
Clear-span design - No interior columns or posts interfere in your working area.
Brighter - Unlike steel or wood buildings, which require artificial lighting even in the day, Norseman Structures' buildings have translucent covers that provide a bright, pleasant and evenly lit environment and do not require artificial light during daylight hours. Compare this to a steel or wood building which could cost thousands of dollars each year in additional lighting costs.
Cooler - The non-conductive properties of our covers provide a barrier between the heat of the suns rays outside the building and the air inside the building. The exterior heat is not radiated through the cover to the interior like a metal building. To keep the interior walls cool, a metal building would need to add substantial insulation to negate the heat gain of the metal surface, adding extra costs and construction time.
More economical to operate - With highly reflective covers and liner options, Norseman Structures buildings require fewer lights resulting in reduced utility costs and initial lighting costs. Building designs can incorporate options to allow natural ventilation thereby reducing forced airflow systems, noise, regular maintenance and costs. Covers are virtually maintenance free and do not trap dust and dirt nor do they require painting or shingling.
More air volume - With the lower profile and higher heat transfer properties of their metal roofs, steel or wood buildings trap more heat during summer months making them unbearably hot and stuffy. Norseman Structures buildings have a high pitched ceiling allowing hot air to rise into the peak, keeping the ground surface cooler. A steel or wood building would need to be constructed twice as tall to enclose the same volume of air, adding to the cost for additional leg and sidewall materials.
More corrosion resistant - Covers do not contain any metallic components and will not rust from exposure to water and air. The steel frame is galvanized for long life in the harshest environments.
Quieter - Norseman Structures' fabric covers dampen sound waves instead of reflecting and creating echo effects. The result is a "hushed" atmosphere which allows for crisp, clear sound travel. A steel building would require sound dampening insulation, adding to the construction cost of your structure.
Relocatable - Norseman Structure buildings are designed to be permanent but can be relocated if your business needs change.
Norseman Structures buildings are fully "engineered"
systems beyond just the main steel components. Requirements for
fully engineered systems have been recently introduced by
regulatory agencies. Any company that hasn't completed a recent
review of their designs is not likely meeting current standards.
Norseman Structures buildings are designed to meet or exceed all
building codes and have taken into consideration upcoming
requirements. We contract with multiple, external engineering firms
to ensure unbiased assessments. Many of our competitors use
internal engineers to approve their own designs. We ensure the
implementation, maintenance and ongoing improvement of performance
to established quality standards. This sets us apart from our
Our durable buildings are designed for hundreds of different applications. Norseman Structures buildings have been used for everything from equipment storage to event facilities; from sports practice facilities to warehousing facilities. To see more applications, browse the industries section of our site or contact your local Building Consultant.