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Outdoor Lounging is the New Normal: Here’s How Tension Structures Can Help

Outdoor Lounging Tension StructuresIn today’s COVID-19 world, outdoor lounging areas have become the new normal. With the recent wave of economic resurgence, and the potential for new strains of the virus to spread to other countries as tourism opens back up, it’s no surprise why millions of tourists and patrons are taking their dollars outside these days. 

To keep up with demand, businesses everywhere have been investing in their outdoor infrastructure. But how do you make the most out of opening doors once again, with the uncertainty brought on by a global pandemic still looming overhead? While the outdoors can be wonderful, shifting business outside brings with it a new set of challenges. In order for customers to feel comfortable spending prolonged periods of time at your establishment, considerations like heat, shade, wind, and other natural factors must be accounted for. The solution: tension structures. 

Read below to learn more: 

What Are Tension Structures?   

Tension Structures are an engineered option for expanding, enhancing and branding outdoor lounging areas. Also known as tensile membrane structures in some circles, these extremely economical innovations are built by stretching a fabric membrane across a pre-designated area to define and create an outdoor living space that is as functional as it is beautiful. They make a fantastic addition to any high-traffic area thanks to their natural aesthetics, unobstructed sightlines, and the benefits to community health that they provide.

Here at Eide Industries, we recognize that every one of our clients has unique needs that must be addressed. That’s why we’ve meticulously researched and designed a variety of fabrics that are ideal for any situation. From TiO2 – Coated PTFE Membranes, which clean themselves and the environment around them, to High-Density Polyethylene, which provides ample shade for patrons below. If there’s a scenario your business is thinking of, we’ve got you covered. 

How Tension Structures Can Amplify Your Outdoor Space 

But the benefits don’t stop at how nice the structures look, or how their fabrics are designed to perform. The reality of the situation is that in order to keep businesses thriving, owners are going to have to come up with alternatives to indoor living that are at least as good, if not better than the real thing. Tension structures accomplish this goal by impacting the climate around them and creating an outdoor space that’s a cut above the rest. 

In hotter temperatures, they can significantly cool down outdoor lounge spaces. Where the sun is harsh, they provide shade without cutting out all of the natural light. In windy environments, they can act as a shield to make the living space more comfortable and suitable for all-day use. In truth, tension structures amplify outdoor spaces, and open them up to be utilized to their full potential. And from an operational standpoint, they are well worth the cost. Passive cooling eliminates the need for fans or costly outdoor cool-air units. And their low startup costs make them ideal for any business, whether well-established or just opening up.

With the world looking for outdoor alternatives to the previously indoor-dominated market, tension structures are well-poised to successfully take on the challenge.

Get Your Tension Structure Initiative Started

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-