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  1. Why Choose a Custom ShelterTech SP Series Building?

    Why Choose a Custom ShelterTech SP Series Building?

    There are many benefits for any size company to invest in portable buildings. From the automotive to healthcare industry, there are a variety of ways storage buildings can help increase productivity, profitability, and even safety. But it’s also important to make sure the portable storage buildings are strong enough to take on the elements to protect your belongings. ShelterTech outdoor storage buildings are an affordable and versatile way to take strength and convenience to a whole new level. Here are 5 reasons to choose a ShelterTech SP series building. 

    ShelterTech Storage Buildings Are Affordable Without Sacrificing Quality 

    Whether your business is expanding and you need extra space in a snap, or you simply want a new storage building to protect products, ShelterTech SP Series storage buildings provide a rugged option that can fit any budget. This option is much more cost effective when compared to building a permanent building. However, you don’t have to sacrifice protection or quality. ShelterTech portable buildings are made from high-quality materials and include: 

    • US certified
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  2. Choosing Snow and Wind Rated Buildings for Added Protection

    Choosing Snow and Wind Rated Buildings for Added Protection

    If you live in an area that gets a lot of wind and snow, it’s important to choose your outdoor storage buildings carefully. Understanding wind and snow ratings and making sure you choose structures that are built for your climate will help you avoid some significant problems – like a roof collapse.

    Not sure what these terms mean or how to choose a snow and wind rated building? No problem! The following guide will explain everything you need to know.

    What Are Wind and Snow Ratings?

    The term “wind rating” refers to a structure’s ability to withstand high winds, such as those caused by a hurricane, tornado, or microburst. A snow rating refers to the weight a structure can hold without the worry of a roof collapse.   

    Wind loads are specified in miles per hour, while snow ratings are quoted in PSF (pounds per square foot).

    Understanding Snow Load Density

    Knowing the snow rating of a structure is only half the battle. It’s also important to understand approximately how much the snow that has accumulated on your structure weighs. While a light snow load typically weighs anywhere from five to 20 pounds per square foot, a packed snow load will weigh closer to 20 to 40 pounds per square foot.

    If the packed snow contains ice, it could weigh between 40 and 57 pounds per square foot, and ice on its own weighs about 57 pounds per square foot. It's important to consider this when determining the snow rating you need. 

    Snow Load Accumulation

    Snow accumulation rates will also impact your structure's performance. For example, if your roof gets five inches of snow in one day, but then the weather warms up, and some of it melts before it snows again, then accumulation might not be a concern. However, if temperatures remain low and the snow keeps falling, it can quickly accumulate and potentially cause some issues. 

    Snow Rating Considerations

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  3. 9 Ways That Municipalities Can Use Portable Garages, Carports, and Buildings

    9 Ways That Municipalities Can Use Portable Garages, Carports, and ShelterTech Buildings

    A growing number of municipalities are recognizing the value of using portable storage buildings and other outdoor structures like garages and carports to meet their needs. Not only is this a cost-effective solution, but these structures are also versatile enough to be used for a wide variety of purposes. They're also durable, reliable, safe, and reusable. This makes them ideal for cities, states, and local municipalities of all sizes. 

    While many outdoor structures work perfectly as-is, customizing your portable storage solutions can make them even more useful. In fact, there are many creative applications that may not have crossed your mind. Following are some of the most common ways municipalities across the country are taking advantage of portable outdoor structures.

    Portable Storage Space


    Insufficient storage is a common problem that plagues many municipalities. From overflowing filing cabinets to cluttered shelves and closets, the lack of space creates problems with efficiency and even possible safety issues. Due to the extra space needed to maintain social distancing, many offices and classrooms are finding that they need temporary storage solutions now more than ever. 

    A portable storage shed is ideal for holding extra furniture, equipment, and other items that may currently be crowding municipal offices and other buildings. Since storage sheds are available in so many different sizes, they’re practical for both small-scale and bulk storage needs. Placing them on the property

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  4. ShelterTech High Tunnel Greenhouse: A Large-Scale Farming Solution

    ShelterTech High Tunnel Greenhouse: A Large-Scale Farming Solution
    As a commercial farmer, you are always looking for the best ways to increase your large-scale farming yields. If you want to extend your growing season, you will need more greenhouse space to properly grow plants and vegetables. A high tunnel greenhouse could be the right solution for your large-scale farming needs. Here’s how high tunnels can help your large-scale farming operation produce higher yields, so you’ll sell more locally grown goods.

    What is a High Tunnel Greenhouse?

    High tunnel greenhouses are unheated structures  that can help commercial farmers extend their growing season. In addition, high tunnel greenhouses aid large-scale farming by extending the harvest by providing protection from the elements. The result is a more-stable production system that poses less risk of crop failure. They also help commercial farmers improve the profitability and productivity of their farms. High tunnels and cold frame greenhouses are sometimes referred to interchangeably.  High Tunnel Greenhouses are considered cold frame greenhouses, when  they don’t require heaters, fans, or other environment-controlling equipment. Rather, they simply consist of a translucent fabric cover, a steel frame, and rely solely on the sun for heat. To regulate internal temperature, high tunnel greenhouses are often ventilated  simply by lifting the side panels or unzipping the front or rear panel. However, sometimes high tunnel greenhouses can be customized with fans, heaters and other accessories. The
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  5. The Benefits of High Tunnel Greenhouses for Commercial Growing

    The Benefits of High Tunnel Greenhouses for Commercial Growing

    What are High Tunnel Greenhouses?

    If you’re looking for a spacious, customizable and easy-to-use gardening solution, high tunnel greenhouses might be the perfect solution. High tunnel greenhouses (also referred to as hoop buildings) are large, unheated greenhouse structures that help extend the growing season and protect plants. High tunnels are often considered cold frame greenhouses because they don’t require heaters, fans, or other environment-controlling equipment to serve their purpose. Rather, they simply consist of a translucent fabric cover, a steel frame, and rely solely on the sun for internal heat.

    The Benefits of High Tunnel Greenhouses

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    Expand Growing Capabilities.

    Outdoor weather can be pretty unpredictable, especially at the start of the growing season. Early morning frost, frozen ground, or unseasonable heat waves often prevent farmers or gardeners from trying new crops or starting crops earlier or later in the season. These inconvenient weather complications tend to damage delicate growing seedlings and starter plants. High tunnels are most beneficial because of their ability to extend your growing season and plant options. With a high tunnel, plants grow in a more controlled climate, minimizing the impact of threateningly hot or cold weather and allowing you to get a jump start on the growing season. These units not only allow you to plant longer but make growing ten

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  6. See Our ShelterTech SP Series Building At The Simsbury-Fly In Show This Weekend!

    See Our ShelterTech SP Series Building At The Simsbury-Fly In Show This Weekend!

    Join us at the Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show and see our ShelterTech SP Series building in person

    On Sunday, September 25th 2016, ShelterLogic will be at the Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show in Simsbury Connecticut where we will have a ShelterTech SP Series Building on display. Visit our booth between 8am to 3pm at the Simsbury Airport in Central Connecticut for our raffle and much more! This year's show will feature hundreds of airplanes and cars out on display and will host a full schedule of activities, seminars and fun for the whole family. Be sure to bring the kids for special activities. Not only that, but at the show, ShelterLogic will feature many products on display, including a 12 x 20 x 8 ft. round ShelterTech SP Series building as a display model. screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-1-48-39-pm-copy We will also be making this display model 12 x 20 x 8 ft. round ShelterTech SP building available for pre-sale at a big discount! If you're interested, visit our booth to place your order and take home the unit. There will only be one available! We've taken a few photos of the building set-up to show you that assembling a ShelterTech SP Series is pretty easy to do. On average, setting up the ShelterTech SP Series shelter with 3 people can take up to 3 hours - that's it!  At the show, we hope you stop by our booth and get a closer look at the quality of the materials we use in the manufacturing of this reliable building: from its certified U.S. galvanized steel frame, to our very best Ultra Duty 21.5 oz., waterproof cover. Shelte
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  7. Customer Testimonial: ShelterLogic's ShelterTech SP Series Building

    Customer Testimonial: ShelterLogic's ShelterTech SP Series Building

    Should you custom build a ShelterTech SP Series building?

    To assist our customers in making better buying decisions, we’ll be showcasing customer testimonials that highlight many of the pros and cons of some of our shelters, canopies and garages. Our goal? To help you narrow down your decision and find the shade or shelter that’s right for you. Our first installment will focus on our premium line of custom shelters, the ShelterTech SP Series.

    Tough Weather, No Problem: See How the ShelterTech SP Series Holds Up

    ShelterTech SP Series ShelterLogic SnowKansas’s weather can get pretty rough, with temperatures ranging from below zero in the winter to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Paul, a customer in Kansas, purchased his own custom a 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series in June 2015, and he proudly explained that wind, rain, shine and even some hail - his building is still going strong
    The unit is set up on a compacted gravel base [approximately] 12-18 inches deep on a slight slope. The opening side faces west, with some early morning shade from tall pines. The Kansas temps can vary from below zero winter to above 100 degrees F [in the] summer. Since installed (approximately June 2015) there have been some storms with gusts to 70 mph, some hail, and not much snow.

    What Can You Store In A ShelterTech SP Series?

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