Are they permanent structures?
Stretch tents are not permanent structures. USA custom stretch tents are ideal for semi-permanent applications.
Do they meet fire safety standards?
Our fabric is FR engineered . This can be supplemented with topical FR treatments to meet varying local standards.
Are they easy to erect?
Yes. Smart rigging & the dynamic characteristic of our stretch fabric, as well as the simple and adjustable rigging structure equals installation tolerance. Depending on the size and complexity of the project a USA custom stretch tent (especially one designed to fit into a specific space) may require supervision to install and/or remove.
Can you waterproof them against a building edge?
Yes. Provided the surface is fairly flat and smooth we can fix moulded profiles to the building and slide our membranes into these creating a clean seal. This profile can be straight or waved.
How long does the fabric last? Does it carry a guarantee?
Our fabric is the most robust of stretch fabrics. It has a fabric life expectancy of 3 years dependent on environmental and handling conditions*.
We offer a 1 year guarantee on seam workmanship and waterproofing.
*Fabric longevity depends on a combination of prevailing conditions such as: UV intensity, humidity, salt and pollutant composition in air, tree leaf and sap discharge, bird and wildlife activity. It also varies according to the degree of maintenance care and handling.
Can we brand them?
Yes. We can brand up to 1300mm (4.25 ft) x any length. We adopt a durable digital print method.
Are they waterproof?
USA custom stretch tents are 100% waterproof. Our fabric is finished with waterproof stretch coating and treated with a hydrophobic application. Furthermore we use an unrivaled dual process seam technology for extra seal and strength.
How do we maintain them?
We provide a full cleaning and maintenance instruction + care & repair kit with the sale of each unit. Alternatively our agents offer life cycle maintenance plans.
Can we fit them over trees, pools other obstacles?
Yes. The essential nature and advantage of USA Custom Stretch Tents over typical rigid PVC membranes is its dynamic ability to fit into, over and around almost any obstacle without complex engineering.
What are the maximum width, height and length dimensions?
USA custom stretch tents are made up to a maximum size of 4300 sq. ft for handling purposes. However we can link tents to any size. We fabricate in lengths up to 165 ft. Tents widths are determined in any multiple of panel width, approximately 5 ft each. We then custom shape the tents by trimming from this modular format.
How do they perform in wind?
USA custom stretch tents absorb and exhaust wind due to the 2-way stretch characteristic of our fabric. Under ideal conditions, this translates into maintaining structural integrity up to a Beaufort 8 wind scaling. The method of installation and wind characteristic will however determine the tolerance of the tent in windy conditions. Stretch tents are not permanent structures, therefore caution is advised in extremely windy conditions. The great advantage is that the tents can be adjusted or removed and reinstalled if necessary.