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Modernize Outdated Buildings with Tensile Fabric Facades

By April 19, 2018 No Comments

Tensile fabric facadesuse tensioned membranes to create a second-skin for a building’s exterior, which can add both style and functionality to aging structures.  As buildings become outdated, property owners and managers often implement a patchwork type of plan to address issues because a full-scale renovation can be cost prohibitive.  Tensile fabric facades provide another option by modernizing the building without requiring the intensive effort of a traditional renovation.

Here are just some of the ways tensile fabric facades can help modernize outdated buildings.

Update the Building’s Envelope

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Tensile fabric facades provide endless opportunities for updating the exterior of a building.  Clean simple lines can replace dated designs.  Panels can extend beyond the building’s envelope to add to its size and shape.  3D designs can add texture and depth to the facade, making it iconic and memorable.

Remove Unsightly Blinds

To deal with heat, glare, and privacy issues, many older buildings rely on blinds and shades.  However, these solutions are often unsightly and leave the building looking even more dated.  Tensile fabric facades remove the need for blinds and shades by diffusing the natural light through the membrane.  From the inside, you’ll enjoy maximized daylight and reduced glare.  From the outside, you’ll see a pristine and modern design.

Help with Energy Efficiency

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Tensile fabric facades help to reduce solar heat gain and increase the overall energy efficiency of the building.  In today’s eco-friendly environment, steps for reducing our carbon footprint is a regular part of discussion.  Not only will a tensile fabric facade help to save you money, but it will also be a valuable talking point for your leasing department or for your stakeholders.

Increase Property Values & Revenues

Not only can a tensile fabric facade increase the property value of an aging building, but it can also help to generate increased revenues.  Every property manager knows that you can charge higher rents in more updated buildings.  By updating the exterior of your building and making it stand out as an iconic structure in the neighborhood, you’ll be able to increase the rent revenue you receive from your tenants.  Additionally, the actual facade provides you with an additional piece of real estate.  Using digital printing, your building’s facade provides an ideal advertising opportunity

Transforming your aging building from an outdated structure to an instantly recognizable and iconic one is easier than you may imagine.  It’s time to start the conversation about tensile fabric structures.

Are Tensile Fabric 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.