- Wind & Snow Loads
- Warranty Customer Installations
Mini Containers – 7’, 8’ and 9’ Long
STANDARD OPTION FEATURES:
- One window
- One door
NEED HELP CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHELTER?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 as a result of snow sliding off the roof. This to relieve any pressure on the side walls frame and fabric
- 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.
- All customer installed shelters have a warranty limited to failure of parts.
- No shelters are covered under the warranty during high winds or heavy snow loads. The customer must be pro active in ensuring neither causes a structure failure. These conditions and care are listed under our installation guidelines.
- 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.
- Failure to do semi annual inspections of the shelter and tighten any loose straps or tension wires may cause issues with wind and snow.