A Deeper Look at Ventilation in Fabric Buildings

A Deeper Look at Ventilation in Fabric Buildings

Fabric buildings are naturally better-ventilated than their traditional concrete and steel counterparts, but did you know that you can increase the efficiency of ventilation in these structures even further? Depending on your fabric building provider, there are numerous different ways to change and improve ventilation inside of fabric buildings. Specialized vents and fans and alternative ventilation systems are far from uncommon.

Well-ventilated fabric buildings are essential to successful commodity storage, livestock housing, or anything of corrosive nature like fertilizer or salt. Ensuring that fresh air moves freely and continuously throughout your structure, helps mitigate the effects of moisture damage, keep livestock healthy, and ensures that commodities stay cool.

End-Wall Panels

These panels are an excellent choice for customers looking for a simple ventilation solution. While not as effective as powerful ventilators and fans, they do provide a number of benefits in applications which don’t require significant ventilation. They’re maintenance-free and operate passively. Calhoun offers customers a choice between mesh and aluminum panels before allowing them to select from a range of sizes and colours for aesthetic purposes.

To leverage end-wall panels as effectively as possible, customers are encouraged to work closely with Calhoun’s design team to ensure their fabric structure layout facilitates cross ventilation. Wall panels utilized for cross ventilation will likely be placed on various ends of the building, with one panel sized larger in order to make drawing air easier.

Wall Vents

Vents and ridges also make for excellent passive solutions to airflow woes. These vents can be placed virtually anywhere within your fabric building, but are frequently installed near ceilings and other high points throughout the structure. Because heat naturally rises, this is an easy and efficient means of venting out hot air without the need for costly equipment.

Active wall vents are amongst Calhoun’s offerings, too. While they require a greater upfront investment than their passive counterparts, they’re significantly more powerful and are well-suited to applications involving excessive heat or exceptionally large fabric structures.

Fans and Exhaust Vents

These options are a much more active approach to ventilation. They create and maintain airflow within fabric buildings and, while they come along with their own additional price tags and maintenance requirements, they’re often the only way to provide ample airflow in certain applications.

Many exhaust vents are double-duty: they provide circulation, and further help block weather elements from entering the structure. Selecting the proper ventilation system for your fabric structure is integral to keeping products, people, and livestock happy and healthy.

At Calhoun Super Structure, we understand the importance of protecting your property. That’s why we are always ready to work with you and guide you towards the optimal decision for your unique needs. Our dedicated team of experts position us as a leading fabric structure manufacturer. Whether you’re looking to create a well-ventilated and safe space for livestock or you need additional resistance to moisture to keep valuable products dry, we have the skills and tools to set you up for success.

 

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