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What Are the Most Common Uses for a Tensile Facade System?

By November 16, 2017June 16th, 2021No Comments

tensile facade system on parking garageActing as a “second skin” to buildings and permanent structures, a tensile facade system has extensive functional and aesthetic benefits that address a wide range of challenges for property owners.  With so many design options, the applications for a tensile facade system are truly endless.  However, there are three common ways a facade can be incorporated into a property to provide targeted solutions. 

Solar Protection for Building Exteriors – Each year, energy efficiency becomes more and more important for businesses, property owners, and the public in general.  A tensile facade system wraps the building in a tensioned fabric membrane that helps to block interior glare, reduce solar heat, and maintain the view from inside the building.  It also provides an incredibly cost-efficient facelift to a building’s exterior, as opposed to a full-scale renovation.

Open-Air Enclosure for Parking Structures – Many parking structures wish to create a more visually appealing design for the surrounding area, but don’t want to lose the benefits of being an open-air facility, such as the reduced need for lighting during the daylight hours and reduced ventilation requirements. By incorporating tensile facade panels into the exterior of a parking garage, the structure is able to address both of these challenges.  Additionally, a tensile facade system provides protection for the parked vehicles from sun damage and inclement weather.

Branding Opportunity for Stadiums – Whether its branding a sports stadium for the home team or a major sponsor, a tensile facade system creates a substantial branding opportunity.  Some facilities use this to increase their own brand awareness, while others see it as an opportunity for significant profits by selling it as advertising real estate.  In the corporate world, a tensile facade system can support company marketing initiatives by incorporating the corporate brand into the design of its offices or headquarters.

Is a Tensile Facade System Right for Your Property?

A tensile facade system is a type of tension structure that uses expanding technology to enable architects and designers the flexibility to offer alternate, affordable, and low-maintenance design solutions for a wide range of buildings.

In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects.  Our expertise with tensile facade systems and tension structures supports architects, designers, general contractors, and building owners in their efforts to bring custom tensile membrane projects to life.

Explore the options for your next project.  Contact one of our experts today by calling 800-422-6827.