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Making the Investment: Tensile Membrane Facades Increase Commercial Real Estate Value

By July 12, 2018July 16th, 2018No Comments

Tensile Membrane Facades Increase Commercial Real Estate ValueWhether you’re testing the waters on selling your commercial property or simply want to keep your options open for the future, every commercial real estate agent will tell you the value of a well-maintained building.  As neighborhoods develop and modern buildings begin populating your street, the weathered exterior of your property may force you to become more flexible with price than you would have preferred.  Tensile membrane facades provide substantial benefits – including increased property value and protection from the elements – a more cost-effective solution compared to a traditional renovation.

Here are three of the ways tensile membrane facades can support your future sale efforts.


Update the Outdated

Curb appeal is king in the real estate market.  Aside from investors who plan on renovating the building post-sale, it’s easier to entice potential buyers when the structure has an updated exterior.  Tensile membrane facades provide a facelift to your building by wrapping the envelope in a contemporary second-skin.   You’ll be able to remove unattractive blinds and enjoy clean, modern lines.

Transform Ordinary into Iconic

Be the building everyone wants to see.  Ordinary, institutional-looking buildings may be quite functional, but they’re less than exciting to look at.  Especially in areas with new development projects, potential buyers are looking for something special.  Tensile membrane facades allow you to turn plain buildings into artistic, memorable structures.  Color. Texture. 3D Shapes. New Silhouettes. LED Up-Lighting. The possibilities are endless.

Provide Tangible Benefits

Continue to impress as they step inside.  Investing in tensile membrane facades doesn’t just improve the visual aspects of your property.  As a functional property improvement, you’ll have a wealth of benefits to discuss with potential buyers.  For example, tensile membrane facades significantly improve the building’s energy efficiency – often lowering internal temperatures by 10-15 percent without air conditioning.  They provide natural diffused light to support a more productive workplace, and they can offer solutions for noise pollution and interior privacy concerns.

Additionally, tensile membrane facades can actually help you (or the new owners) make money from the investment.  Aside from increased property values, they contribute to higher rent potential and can create a passive income stream by renting ad space on the membrane (like a billboard).

Are Tensile Membrane Facades Right for Your Project?

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 by calling 800-422-6827.