Installations

Installation guidlines

We are always available to answer any of your questions

Before assembly, read all instructions. Follow the manual instructions provided with your Shelter.

INSTALLATION QUOTES

We highly recommend that a professional be hired to install your shelter.

If you would like a quote from us to install your Stabl shelter, please email installations@stabl.ca and include:

  • Name purchased under
  • Phone number
  • Shelter size or model

DIY INSTALLATIONS

To avoid damage resulting from a faulty installation, we highly recommend that a professional be hired to install your shelter.

If you choose to do it yourself, before assembly, read the complete Assembly Manual provided with your shelter, and then follow all the installation instructions.

If you experience installation problems, please email installations@stabl.ca and include:

  • Name purchased under
  • Phone number
  • Shelter size or model
  • Detailed explanation
  • Photos

We will respond as soon as we are able. We can not resolve installation issues by phone.

Improper assembly or maintenance may invalidate the warranty and cause unnecessary and costly mistakes.

Things that can cause a shelter to fail and result in voiding the warranty.

  • A poor foundation and/or improper installation of the base plates
  • Misalignment of shelter frame. The frame must be square, and all tubes must be in alignment with others.
  • Not finishing the install
  • Bolts, tension wires not firmed snugged
  • Tarps installed too loosely
  • Lack of biannual inspections and the tightening of tension wires, bolts, and straps.

Warranty: Customer Installations

  • All customer installed shelters have a warranty limited to failure of parts.
  • Shelters are not covered under the warranty during high winds or heavy snow loads. The customer must be proactive in ensuring neither causes a structure failure.
  • It is necessary to tighten the roof fabric enough to avoid “hammocks” on the roof. Also re-tighten once or twice again after a few months of use. This is important when assembly is done in cold weather (autumn and winter) because the fabric is stiff. When the warm weather returns, it will make the fabric “slack” again and will need to be re-tightened before the next winter. Failure to do semi-annual inspections of the shelter and tighten any loose straps or tension wires may cause issues.
  • The installation of a shelter is critical to how it will stand up to heavy winds and snow. If the manufacturer’s installation guidelines are not adhered to, failure of the shelter could result. If in doubt about any of the installation processes, please email installations@stabl.ca.

PARTS

We have identified all the components with the part number as indicated in the Assembly Manual Parts List. Please refer to the part numbers and drawings to ensure problem free assembly. Note that the drawings of the parts are for installation reference only and may be different than the actual parts.

If you find that you are missing parts, please email installations@stabl.ca and include:

  • Name purchased under
  • Phone number
  • Shelter size or model
  • Missing part number
  • Detailed explanation

We will respond as soon as we are able. We can not resolve missing parts issues by phone.


SITE PREPARATION

SELECTING THE RIGHT FOUNDATION

There are several factors to consider when selecting the right foundation, depending on if you are looking to erect a temporary or permanent building.

Each arch comes with two anchor plates. Each anchor plate is pinned down by heavy-duty bolts. It is recommended that anchor plates be placed onto concrete.
Types of recommended foundation materials to prevent sinking or shifting are:

  • concrete slab
  • concrete lock blocks
  • low-rise poured in place concrete walls
  • precast concrete slab sections
  • continuous concrete footers
  • screw piles
  • heavy timber
  • subgrade concrete pier footers
  • bare ground, duckbill ground anchors

WIND & SNOW CARE

Each shelter has a different wind and snow rating depending upon the style and size of the shelter. Owners are responsible for removing snow immediately if it does not slide off by itself.

All shelters are designed to keep the elements out under most weather conditions, but unlike conventional construction these are fabric buildings and require that some precautions and common sense be used to protect your investment whenever heavy winds or heavy snowfalls are anticipated.

  • High winds: Ensure the shelter is vented. Problems can occur if wind finds a way in but has no outlet. The best way to vent the shelter is to open the doors at each end of the shelter as this relieves pressure on the windward side and keeps the inside from ballooning.
  • High winds: Ensure that all ratchet straps and turnbuckles and tension wires are tight. During high wind gusts of 70 KPH and higher, keep checking the tension and tightening as required as occasionally the tarp vibration will loosen tension wires. Remove the cover during a hurricane. The trusses must be installed securely before the fabric is installed
  • Snow: These shelters will hold a reasonable snow load, and the roof slopes are designed to shed snow, but during heavy wet snow conditions every effort should be made to check the shelter to ensure large accumulations are not building up.
  • Snow: Remove snow build up on the side walls due to snow sliding off the roof. This to relieve pressure on the side walls frame and fabric
  • Snow: Warming and freezing conditions. It is best to remove any snow build up to avoid situations where the snow partially melts, then freezes. This will add extra weight and if a heavy snowfall occurs overnight, can cause major issues. When daytime melting and overnight freezing occurs, gentle prodding of the roof fabric with a blunt instrument should result in the build up sliding off.

INSTALLATION PHOTOS