Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a ClearSpan Fabric Structure cost?
ClearSpan structures are an economical alternative to traditional wood or metal buildings and the best value in fabric structures. The price of a structure depends on many variables, such as its size, the amount of engineering and material required to meet your local wind-load and snow-load requirements, and the customizable options and accessories that you choose. If you'd like an estimate for a building that will fit your unique application, please Contact Us.
What is a ClearSpan Fabric Structure composed off?
Every ClearSpan Truss Arch Building is comprised of two parts: the fabric cover and the steel frame.
Fabric covers are available in Nova-Shield II with ArmorKote 12.5 oz. polyethylene (our most popular) or flame-retardant 22-28 oz. vinyl. Our covers have a patented weave that is lightweight yet exceptionally strong, with a rip-stop scrim to prevent an accidental puncture from turning into a significant rip. Covers are UVI treated and weather resistant for long-lasting use. Flame-retardant 12.5 oz. polyethylene covers are also available at an additional cost. We are so confident in the durability of our covers that we offer a 20-year warranty, and many of our customers tell us our covers last much longer.
For our frames, we use the highest quality steel available, USA-made, triple-galvanized, structural steel, that comes with an industry-leading 20-year warranty on covers and a 50-year warranty on frames.
What is the difference between ClearSpan Fabric Structures and other fabric structures?
There are many qualities that set ClearSpan Fabric Structures apart from other fabric structures. When you choose ClearSpan you are getting the highest quality steel and fabric available, an industry-leading 20-year warranty on covers and a 50-year warranty on frames and a personal Truss Arch specialist devoted to fulfilling your application needs. Our dedication to providing a superior quality building at an economical price and unequaled customer service is what makes us the best choice for any fabric structure application.
Why choose a ClearSpan building instead of a traditional wood or metal building?
There are countless advantages to choosing a ClearSpan Fabric Structure over a wood or metal building, including:
- Fast design, manufacturing & installation: ClearSpan structures take as few as three weeks to produce and as little as three to five days to install. From concept to construction, you could be in your ClearSpan structure in a month.
- Lower energy costs: Abundant natural light eliminates daytime lighting costs and cuts nighttime lighting costs in half. Temperature-stabilizing covers keep buildings 15°-20° cooler in the summer and 15°-20° warmer in the winter.
- Maximum useable space: Unique design features no columns or poles to interfere with your interior plans or ease of movement.
- Corrosion resistance: Hercules Truss Arch USA-made, triple-galvanized structural steel tubing will not rust, corrode or bend.
- Easy maintenance: Dust, dirt and pollutants wash off in the rain. Never needs painting and will never have rotting parts to replace.
- Flame retardant: Wood structures pose a fire hazard. ClearSpan structures have metal frames and flame-retardant covers are available.
- Fewer pests: Corner-free design means no hiding places for rodents. No building material or insulation to nest or feed on.
- Reusable: ClearSpan structures may be moved, disassembled or sold if no longer needed. Expansion is easy.
Learn more about the ClearSpan Advantage.
How can a ClearSpan Fabric Structure be customized to meet my specific needs? What if I have a unique application?
Our in-house engineering team will work with your Truss Arch specialist to create the best structure for your needs. With numerous customizable features, such as end walls, doors, anchoring systems and more, we can design a unique structure for your specific site and application. ClearSpan's partners can provide the accessories you need, such as vents, lighting, flooring and fans.
How long will delivery and installation take? What does that cost?
Your ClearSpan structure can be delivered and installed in only a matter of weeks. ClearSpan structures take as little as three weeks to produce and as little as three to five days to install. Our manufacturing facility is centrally located in Dyersville, IA to ensure speedy delivery and reduced shipping costs across the country.
We offer flexible installation options to meet your needs, including experienced ClearSpan construction crews, having a ClearSpan supervisor on site to direct your crew, or doing the installation yourself. The cost of using a ClearSpan crew or supervisor depends on your location and timeframe.
How do I pay for my ClearSpan Fabric Structure?
If you do not have the funds on hand or would like to keep your cash flow and other lines of credit available, we offer in-house financing options to make it easy for you to purchase your ClearSpan Fabric Structure. Subject to credit approval, you can benefit from an extended payment plan that offers terms up to 7 years, rates as low as 4.99%, and as little as 10% down. You can also secure outside financing, if you prefer.
How are these buildings engineered and manufactured?
We believe in the quality of our tension fabric buildings, which is why our manufacturing facility is housed in one of our own 100'W x 780'L Hercules Truss Arch Buildings. Our in-house engineering and manufacturing teams work together to create each durable structure.
For an in-depth description of our process, visit our About Our Company page.
Who is ClearSpan Fabric Structures International?
ClearSpan Fabric Structures International, Inc. is owned and operated in the United States. Corporate headquarters, located in South Windsor, CT is the home of our Truss Arch specialists. At our Dyersville, IA location, we design, engineer, manufacture and distribute our engineered structures. When you work with ClearSpan, you are working with a reliable, American company that has been in business for more than thirty years.
How can I see one of your buildings?
Our buildings are installed all over the country chances are there's one right near you. Contact us and we will direct you to one of our customers located in your area who would be willing to show you their building. If you're near Dyersville, IA, Contact Us to schedule a tour of our manufacturing facilities which are housed in a 100' x 780' Truss Arch Building.