ClearSpan Advantage

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With decades of design and building experience, as well as a number of money-saving features, the advantages of working with ClearSpan are endless. When compared to traditional red iron, wood post and hoop buildings, ClearSpan’s structures provide a far superior option in nearly every building and structural aspect. ClearSpan Advantage Chart

ClearSpan uses only the finest building materials. A ClearSpan solution is constructed with triple galvanized steel that has preferable round cut, as opposed to traditional square cuts. Round vs. Square Cut Tubing

When a ClearSpan building is equipped with a fabric cover, the monthly savings can be dramatic. This, combined with the buildings’ temporary nature, creates incredible lighting and tax savings. Lighting and Tax Analysis

ClearSpan uses the strongest, most-durable structural steel. Below shows how ClearSpan’s triple-galvanized steel compares to the hot-dipped steel normally used by others. Galvanized vs. Hot Dipped Chart

ClearSpan Fabric Structures vs. Traditional Wood/Metal Buildings

ClearSpan Structures

Traditional Buildings

Maximum usable space; no columns or poles to interfere with your interior plans or ease of movement

No

Maintains shape, does not shrink, swell, split, warp, rust or rot away; steel frames resist corrosion even in the harshest conditions — including extreme weather, marine, salt

No

Fewer pests; corner-free design means no hiding places for rodents, no building material or insulation to nest or feed on

No

Is not treated with arsenic, acid, or pesticides — rain simply washes the building clean

No

Less likely to catch on fire; flame retardant cover material is available; better able to withstand high winds and remain intact after natural weather events; lower insurance costs

No

Acoustics are exceptional; no sounds of pelting rain or sleet

No

Abundant interior sunlight; no artificial lighting needed during the day; decreased utility bills

No

Controlled climate; buildings stay warmer in winter, cooler in summer; energy is saved — utility bills reduced

No

Many ventilation options; interior smells fresh; natural light helps to eliminate moisture and bacteria

No

Self cleaning; never needs painting; dust, dirt, pollutants wash off with water; no rotting parts to replace

No

Low cost per square foot

No

Very fast to build; construction costs less

No

Initial investment is low

No

Buildings may be moved, disassembled or sold if no longer needed (significant amount of initial investment may be recouped); additions are easy

No