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 GUIDELINES

We are available to answer any of your questions, however before assembly, read all instructions. Follow the manual instructions provided with your Shelter.

We highly recommend that a professional be hired to install your shelter, but if you choose to do it yourself, be very careful to follow the installation guidelines to avoid exposing your shelter to damage arising as a result of a faulty installation.

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.

Please note that we are unable to resolve most installation issues via a phone call without photos and a detailed explanation.

 

PARTS

For user friendly assembly, we have identified each individual component with the part number as indicated in the manual parts list. Please refer to the part numbers and drawings to ensure problem free assembly.

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.

Please note that we are unable to resolve most missing parts issues via a phone call without a detailed explanation.

 

SITE PREPARATION, ASSEMBLY AND MAINTENANCE

Improper site preparation, assembly and 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.

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

Also see: WEATHER HANDLING/WIND & SNOW LOADS below.

 

BUILDING TIMELINE

Depending on weather conditions, a 30′ x 40′ shelter can be installed over 2 days with a crew of 3 people. Larger buildings take longer and may require additional crew members for portions of the build.

 

INSTALLATION – YES, YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF.

All our units come with a detailed, step by step construction manual. We are available to answer any of your questions, however we highly recommend that a professional be hired to install your shelter. If you choose to do it yourself, be extremely careful to follow the installation guidelines to avoid exposing your shelter to damage arising because of a faulty installation.

Special Note: 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 sun and warm weather returns it will make the fabric “slack” again and will need to be re-tightened before the next winter.

Warranty: Customer Installations

  1. All customer installed shelters are have a warranty limited to failure of parts.
  2. No shelters are covered under the warranty during high winds or heavy snow loads. The customer must be proactive in ensuring neither causes a structure failure.
  3. The installation of a shelter is critical to how it will stand up to heavy winds and snow. If the manufacturers installation guidelines are not adhered to, failure of the shelter could result in high winds and heavy snowfalls. If in doubt about any of the installation processes, please contact our office.
  4. Failure to do semi-annual inspections of the shelter and tighten any loose straps or tension wires may cause issues with wind and snow.

 

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 a heavy-duty bolt to ensure maximum security. It is recommended anchor plates be placed onto concrete. Recommended types of foundation materials to prevent sinking over time 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

 

WEATHER HANDLING / WIND & SNOW LOADS

Each shelter has a different wind and snow rating depending upon the style and size of the shelter. See product descriptions for this information. 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 a form of a tent and require that some precautions and common sense be used to protect your investment whenever heavy winds or heavy snowfalls are anticipated.

  1. High winds: Ensure the shelter is vented. Problems can occur if wind finds a way in on the wind side, 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.
  2. High winds: Ensure that all ratchet straps and turnbuckles and tension wires are tight. During particularly 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Snow: Remove snow build up on the side walls as a result of snow sliding off the roof. This to relieve any pressure on the side walls frame and fabric
  5. Snow: Warming and freezing conditions. It’s best to remove any snow build up to avoid situations where the snow partially melts, then freezes. This can 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.

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Keep work area clean. Cluttered areas invite injuries. Do not set up near snow drifts, in slippery places, in high winds, or wet location. Never attempt to install in windy conditions.

2.  Keep children away. All children should be kept away from the work area. Be aware of personal safety. Be careful not to pinch fingers with clips and tubes when assembling; when using makes sure there is adequate ventilation for exhaust and other dangerous fumes after the fabric is on.

3.  Do not over-reach. Always keep proper footing and balance. Wear gloves when handling metal tubes. Do not climb on the shelter or framing during or after construction.

4.  Do not assemble if under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Read warning labels on prescription to determine if your judgment or reflexes are impaired while taking drugs. IF there is any doubt, do not assemble.

5.  Be aware of possible windy conditions. Remove the cover during a hurricane. Open the vents and doors in high wind situations. The trusses need to be installed securely before the fabric is installed.

6.  Be careful with power and heat sources. Do not keep heat sources near the tarpaulin. Do not expose to open flame.