Portable Building Sales Rise as Economy Slows In the Construction Business

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Shelters of America, a Connecticut-based supplier of portable garage shelters and industrial truss buildings, has noticed a dramatic increase in the demand for portable shelters by commercial and trucking companies looking to protect their trucks and equipment with affordable, all-weather resistant commercial covers.

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Leading supplier of portable buildings and polyethylene canopies, Shelters of America, is experiencing a phenomenal and sudden increase in orders to specification for truss buildings and industrial structure covers to protect trucks, truck fleets and equipment.

While the demand for standard size portable garages continues to rise there is also a parallel upswing in the developing need for custom trusses and canopies that will protect large trucks, trailers and equipment from the elements that can add wear and tear from outdoor seasonal exposure. This industry niche market is poised to become increasingly popular as investors and company owners seek to protect their assets including trucks, truck beds, trailers, equipment and cargo that are prone to climate and element damage when not in use.

The portable shelter market quickly took off and provided affordable, high-quality protection for autos, tents for out door event settings and canopies for many other machinery commodities. And though covers come in a wide selection of sizes a new need has been discovered for custom covers to specification for trucks and trucking equipment that have additions or accessories added that now require custom covers in the form of truss buildings and industrial structures. Trucking companies have also been hit by increases in property tax where a fixed garage can easily add thousands of dollars a year to your tax bill.

Building off the successful design and security of the polyethylene cover the truck tarp is a commercial grade canopy featuring a high gauge galvanized steel frame with extra rafter spacing and Rip-Stop all weather covering. Shelters of America are one of only a few portable shelter suppliers that will provide covers to specific dimensions for custom orders. Truss buildings are engineered for industrial use and provide commercial grade protection from sun, wind, rain and extreme temperatures.

Pre-engineered steel and tension fabric covered storage shelters provide commercial strength, modern versatility, abundant natural light and unmatched cost-effectiveness when compared to traditional wood or steel fixed buildings. Custom specifications also allow you to include more space so your crew has room to maneuver vehicles and cargo inside when conditions are bad outside.

More trucking and bus companies are noticing the need for year-round protection for fleets and as opposed to outrageous rents for garages and indoor lots most are seeking cost-efficient ways to house their vehicles by using portable garage shelters and specifically constructed trusses.


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