Width: 30' to over 250'
VP stands for “Versatile Product”. This versatile design allows for interchanging the series of trusses to compose buildings of any dimension and accommodate a wide variety of applications. The VP series is engineered to suit specific client needs and is completely customizable. Finished in wood or steel siding can provide a traditional look.
Optional 4’ shoulder eaves provide a conventional structure profile. The rounded shoulder design finished in fabric offers a more practical and economical alternative.
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The Hot Dipped galvanizing process means that Coverco fabric buildings last longer. Studies show that next to stainless steel, hot dipped galvanizing (HDG) is the best protection against rust and weathering. Hot dip galvanizing process makes our trusses strong and more reliable while creating a smooth surface that won't snag or tear the cover.
Galvanizing involves bonding zinc to steel, and surface preparation is extremely important. If it is not done correctly, the zinc won't adhere to the steel and sections will be left uncoated. Our steel undergoes three stages of preparation.
A hot alkali solution removes organic contaminants, such as dirt, paint markings, grease and oil from the metal surface. Epoxies, vinyl, asphalt, or welding slag must be removed before galvanizing by grit blasting, sand blasting or other mechanical means.
Scale and rust are removed from the steel surface by pickling in a dilute solution of hot sulphuric acid or ambient temperature hydrochloric acid.
Fluxing removes oxides and prevents further oxides from forming on the surface of the metal prior to galvanizing. The steel is dipped into an aqueous solution of zinc ammonium chloride. The material is then dried prior to immersion in molten zinc.
Each welded truss is completely immersed in a bath consisting of a minimum of 98% pure molten zinc at a temperature of about 840°F (449°C). The zinc metal then reacts with the iron on the steel surface to form a zinc/iron inter-metallic alloy.
The trusses are then withdrawn slowly from the galvanizing bath, and the excess zinc is removed by draining and vibrating.
Because the galvanization process involves total immersion, all surfaces are coated- providing protection for both the outside and the inside of the steel tubing used in the trusses.
After the trusses have dried, the galvanizer closely scrutinizes the coating thickness and appearance. Through a battery of physical and laboratory tests, they determine thickness uniformity, adherence and appearance.
Every Coverco fabric building is galvanized according to long-established, well accepted and approved standards of ASTM, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and the American Standards of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). These standards cover everything from minimum required coating thickness for various categories of galvanized items to the composition of the zinc metal used in the process.
Superior engineering is the hallmark of the corporation. This dedicated emphasis on structural integrity is what differentiates the company’s products from other buildings often not in conformance with code, and therefore unable to endure site-specific snow and wind loads. When determining a structure, engineering is the most important component to consider. Coverco Buildings is one of the only companies in the sector that engineers every single fabric building sold using the exact site conditions through 3D Finite element nonlinear analysis - this means the ability to identify the exact level of stress the building is under to the size of a pin head anywhere on the structure.
As a true project management turnkey Coverco Buildings is a one-stop solution for clients through all development stages including: design, engineering, manufacturing, delivery, installation and maintenance. The company’s team implements extensive knowledge and experience to transform challenges into solutions. A dedicated local presence assures projects are completed on time and on budget.
Coverco Buildings offers the best warranty in the business with a standard 15 year pro-rated warranty and offering up to a 50 year protection plan. The true testament of a product is guaranteed quality and assured longevity on an unprecedented extended basis. As the company’s cornerstone, Superior Engineering is the essence of this unparalleled confidence.
Yes. Expanding your existing Coverco structure is quick and easy because the framework is designed with provision for future extension. Building size capabilities range from 16’ wide to over 250’ wide, with option of extending to unlimited length.
Coverco structures can be ordered and installed much quicker than traditional wood or steel buildings. Order and installation times can vary based on the scope of the work needed to be done, size and customization.
All Coverco structures are engineered to be permanent buildings. However, the type of foundation utilized for your building can dictate your permit status. For example, mounting your building on concrete lock blocks can sometimes be considered a temporary structure by your local building official. This may vary depending on your location.
Yes. All Coverco fabric structures can be relocated. Before relocating your building, you should contact a Coverco representative to be certain that the new building site meets the same site conditions as the old site. An engineering review with new stamped plans would be strongly advised.
Every steel component of your Coverco Structure is processed using hot dip galvanization, with the exception of our cables which are made using stainless steel. Next to stainless steel, hot dipped galvanizing is the best protection against rust and weathering.
Yes! As a part of your building planning process, we will offer suggestions on door locations and configurations that will best suit your needs and budget.
As a versatile solution to conventional construction, Coverco Buildings offers economical and customizable pre-engineered buildings, compatible with a wide variety of options. Our team will work with you to design the perfect building to suit your specific needs.
There are many benefits of a fabric building over a traditional wood or steel structure. The most obvious being the naturally bright sunlit interior, as well as unique clear span frame which utilizes maximum square footage. Other benefits include: quick installation, cost effective, easily relocatable, easily extended, low maintenance and quiet interior.
It is highly recommended getting a permit to ensure that your building will meet the correct requirements for your area.
All Coverco structure framework and other critical components are hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) after fabrication. This means you have the full protection of the HDG, inside and out, welds and all; nothing is exposed. The hot dip galvanization process creates metallurgical bond between the base steel and zinc-iron alloys. The result is a protective coating harder than the base steel and has up to 4 times the amount of zinc protection in that of in-line galvanizing. The HDG process is time tested. There is a reason why engineers in Canada spec hot dip galvanized steel in building high traffic bridges, it lasts!
An individual Keder panel system is a custom made aluminum extrusion, mounted at each truss section on the top side of the top cord. Fabric panels are made to the exact bay spacing with a 1/2" industrial rope continuously heat welded in place at the sides. The fabric Keder panel is then pulled through the aluminum extrusion and tensioned at both ends. Purlins and cables are then added, securing the structure and giving the fabric Keder panel its ultimate tension laterally. A leak-proof vinyl cap is then added to the aluminum extrusion for sealing. This system does not allow the fabric to touch the structures frame. This helps to create a quieter, more secure environment with no risk of wear points on the cover, adding years of life to your structure. This system is standard on all buildings over 60' wide.