Tension fabric has unique physical properties due to its basic structure that makes it an incredibly versatile building material. Its lightweight, translucent and reflective properties allow for energy and material conservation. It is therefore considered by many to be a form of sustainable architecture, architecture that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
One of the most amazing properties of tension fabric is that it can be used effectively in almost any environment, ranging from the extreme heat to frigid cold. Tension structures are fire resistant as well as easy to maintain. Due to the fabrics self- cleaning properties, any unwanted material is simply rinsed off with water.
Due to the pre-stressing of the fabric and the shape in which it is placed allows the fabric to hold the wind, snow and gravity loads normally associated with roofs.
It is an incredibly lightweight, material saving, energy conserving solution for roofing systems, especially over large areas.
In short, it is an excellent option for architects and engineers looking to design sustainable structures.