Tensile facades offer many advantages to new construction and existing structures. Designed with high-performance fabric, they’re weatherproof, inexpensive, and can be designed in an infinite number of ways to complement your design. If you’re trying to decide whether a tensile facade is ideal for your project, read on to learn more about how it can improve the comfort level of any building interior.
Bringing natural light, or daylight, into a space is more than a nice-to-have in a building. It’s also been scientifically proven to positively affect the mood and improve productivity in the workplace. Tensile facades are transparent enough to allow daylight into a building without being too intrusive to the day-to-day work functions and still offer all the benefits of daylighting.
Whether a building is a high-rise, mid-rise, or one story, having a window seat is usually desirable, but the sun’s glare can pose problems with glare and fading. With a tensile facade, however, you can provide unobstructed views while also shading the building. This is a far more aesthetic option over curtains and window blinds.
Some buildings are too hot, while others are too cold. To adjust the temperature, companies typically have to spend a lot of money on energy costs, which poses a threat to the environment. Tensile facades not only help by reducing solar heat gain — they can lower a building’s energy costs by increasing the energy efficiency of a building.
As you plan your next project, compare all of the benefits and drawbacks of as many building materials you can research and see how tensile facades might improve your project.
In the Tension Structures Division of Eide Industries, we specialize in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of structurally complex and creatively challenging commercial, government, and prototype design projects. We provide expertise and support for architects, landscape designers, general contractors, and property owners to develop their custom tensile membrane project ideas and construct iconic structures.
Explore the options for your next project. Contact one of our experts today by calling 800-422-6827.