Features and Benefits

ClearSpan provides a unique mix of benefits that aren’t found in traditional buildings. Below are just a few of the benefits you’ll find when working with ClearSpan or utilizing a ClearSpan structure. 

Energy Efficient, Natural Light – Sustainable Building Features
ClearSpan’s white fabric covers reduce the need for artificial lighting, lowering your energy consumption. With abundant daytime lighting that is bright and natural, the interior of a ClearSpan structure is an inviting environment that people, plants and animals thrive in. The cover’s translucent and reflective qualities also allow for further energy savings by providing indoor temperature stability. ClearSpan buildings are climate responsive – they stay cool in the summer and warm in winter.

Spacious Interior
Due to the unique engineering of ClearSpan fabric structures, all of the inside space is useable. There are no internal columns or supports to interfere with your interior plans. Offering superior height and clearance when compared to traditional metal or wood buildings, these buildings allow you to utilize as much space as possible for any application.

Fast Delivery – Fast Installation & Fast Savings
ClearSpan structures go up quickly – fabric structures are built in less than half the time it takes to construct a traditional wood or steel building. When you need a building fast, we can manufacture it in just a few weeks. The design of ClearSpan structures means prompt, efficient installation, which saves you money.

Industry-Leading Warranties
We pride ourselves in manufacturing the most durable fabric structures, and to support this fact, we now offer an industry-leading 20-year warranty on covers and a 50-year warranty on frames.

Unlike other manufacturers, we’ll be here to stand by our warranty. Here’s why: Many of our competitors have been in business for only three years or less. According to the Small Business Administration, less than half of all new businesses survive beyond five years. Are you willing to put your warranty at stake when the odds are already stacked against you with a start-up manufacturer?

ClearSpan and its affiliate companies have been in business since 1979. We’ve served our customers for more than 30 years and plan to continue doing so well into the future.

Certified to Industry Standards
ClearSpan Fabric Structures employs a simple but effective philosophy: High-quality buildings are designed and manufactured by outstanding people. Our commitment to production quality and manufacturing consistency is unmatched. To demonstrate our commitment to excellence, we have sought and acquired certifications in manufacturing, engineering, design and more.

Exceptional Acoustics
ClearSpan buildings reduce outside noise and diminish indoor echoing. Sound-absorbing covers and walls provide a peaceful, tranquil environment for people and animals with no harsh sounds of rain or sleet pelting against a roof.

Highest Quality – Built to Last
ClearSpan’s all-purpose Hercules Truss Arch fabric structures are rugged. We use the highest quality USA-made, triple-galvanized structural steel tubing — our frames have unmatched rust and corrosion protection. Fabric covers have a patented weave that is lightweight yet exceptionally strong. Covers are also UVI treated and weather resistant for long-lasting use, and flame retardant material is available. Nova-Shield II™ with ArmorKote™ covers have a 20-year warranty. ClearSpan’s pre-engineered truss arch structures meet all wind and snow load regulations.

Permanent or Temporary
While the high-quality construction of ClearSpan fabric structures creates a durable, permanent building, the cost-effectiveness of these structures also makes them ideal for use as temporary buildings. They can easily be relocated or taken down whenever your needs change. Unlike wood or metal buildings, our buildings are engineered for versatility, and can easily be added on to if you should require more space.

Highly Versatile
ClearSpan Truss buildings are available in Round and Gable styles with building sizes available from 20′ to 300′ wide and in any length desired. We can even engineer customized building sizes. Truly buildings of 1,000 uses, ClearSpan structures currently function as airplane hangars, alpaca housing, riding arenas, garages, driving range shelters, aviaries, butterfly sanctuaries, salt storage, grain and equipment storage, and more.

Minimal Foundation Requirements
Costly concrete foundations are not necessary for ClearSpan buildings, whether for permanent or temporary use. Save money by installing a building directly on the ground with little to no site preparation. The flexible nature of our covers means that they can safely be erected on somewhat uneven surfaces. ClearSpan structures can also be constructed on asphalt or concrete, and you can add height to your building by putting it on a pony wall, shipping containers or concrete blocks. Our Manta Ray Anchoring System for Hercules Truss Arch Buildings requires no excavation, meaning that it provides superior holding capacity while being environmentally friendly. Other anchoring options are also available.

Helical Anchors
Classified as 100% temporary, but can remain for as long as needed. Environmentally sensitive. Cost effective, fast and convenient.

Unless specified, ground anchors are sold separately.

“…an inviting environment that people, plants and animals thrive in.”

Low Maintenance
Made from polyethylene or vinyl, ClearSpan covers never need maintenance or cleaning with harsh chemicals. Wash off dust, dirt, and pollutants with water or let the rain clean the exterior of your building for you.

Excellent Air Quality
A ClearSpan fabric structure feels and smells fresh and clean. The natural light cuts down on moisture and bacteria growth, providing an environment that is healthier than more conventional steel and wood buildings. Superior ventilation options, such as roll-up sides, are available.

Fewer Pests
There are no hiding places for rodents in a ClearSpan structure. The corner-free design, combined with abundant natural lighting, creates an unappealing setting for nesting rodents. With no traditional insulation or wood, there are also fewer insects in ClearSpan structures.