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Portable Temporary Shelters – The Benefits Are Unlimited

Our low cost storage shelters are designed with highest quality standards with our customers need’s as our primary focus. Because of this our customers find some very distinct advantages when they choose Fabric Shelters-USA.

No Foundation

All portable temporary shelters and fabric covered storage buildings are easy to set up and require no foundation. Fabric Shelters can be installed on earth, asphalt, concrete or a variety of other surfaces because they require no foundation. You can mount your shelter on earth, asphalt or gravel using our helix auger anchors or if you prefer you can install your fabric shelter on existing concrete using concrete expansion anchors. All you have to do is just let us know what works best for you.

No Permits

It goes without saying that a fabric covered storage building that requires no foundation leads to much lower installation cost and much less time to install. Many times "no foundation" will also mean "no permit". Of course we always recommend that you check with your local building department for their requirements regarding permits before making any purchasing decision. Only they can determine whether a permit is required for your application.

Quick Assembly

Our fabric covered storage buildings are faster-to-erect than virtually any other type of structure. Depending on the size you can set up small portable temporary shelters within few hours with nothing more than two or three people using hand tools and a couple of ladders. Larger sizes may require lifting equipment, a three to five person crew and a few days.

Generally our larger low cost storage shelters can be erected at a rate of about 2000 square feet per day with a motivated crew of four to five people. Because of their lightweight and ease of assembly, these portable temporary shelters are perfect for use as instant workshops in remote locations and on construction sites. You can erect our fabric covered storage buildings in less time, with less effort and less hassles than virtually any other temporary storage solution on the market.


Our low cost storage shelters are designed for long-term use. The fabric on our fabric shelters carries a limited prorated warranty of an unbelievably long 15 YEARS! Some of our clearspan designs have been in use for over a quarter century. Our smallest portable temporary shelters use the similar kind of quality materials as some of our largest storage shelters. Many times customers have come to us with a temporary need for our portable airplane hangars and other storage shelters for their weather protection needs and found themselves still using it, in the same place for 5, 10, 15 or more years later.


Our fabric covered storage buildings can be unassembled in about half of the time required to assemble them, which makes relocating the shelter easier. When the project is over, the portable temporary shelters can be moved to a new location where it can be used again. If you no longer need the unit, you can easily re-sell it. If you let us know we may even be able assist you with the resell.


What exactly does temporary mean? Most building codes define temporary as a structure that is in place for 90 days or less, but over the years we have found many times "no foundation" will translate to "no permit". Many building departments have a hard time classifying our low cost storage shelters. For instance, suppose you have a wheel mounted shelter and after 90 days you move it a few feet from where you originally placed it, it can be argued that the 90 day period should start all over again.

In fact you could argue that wheel mounted portable temporary shelters aren’t buildings at all but rather a piece of equipment and not subject to building code. We suggest you to work closely with your building officials prior to installing any type of portable airplane hangars or fabric covered storage buildings to eliminate any possible issues.


All our standard fabric covered storage buildings are clearspan, which means you get more cubic feet of coverage than virtually any other type of construction. This is very important because you get more usable space than with standard construction methods. There are no internal poles or supports of any kind to get in your way or to have to work around.

Natural Light

Almost all of the photographs of our fabric covered storage buildings and low cost storage shelters were taken without the need for flash or artificial lights. The feeling you get inside our portable temporary shelters gives you an open airy feeling almost like being outdoors. Most of our fabric shelters use translucent fabric skylights to provide natural light so that electrical lighting is not required during daylight hours to perform most tasks.

Long Lasting

There are several factors that determine life expectancy, but there is a good chance the frame itself will last as long as you own it. The fabrics on our fabric shelters carry a limited 15-year pro-rated manufacturer’s warranty. All Fabric Shelters-USA fabrics have UV inhibitors ensuring long life.

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