Fabric Shelters

Industrial and Commercial Fabric Shelters and Fabric Buildings used in Louisiana and Texas for plant turnarounds, shutdowns, and new constructions.

American Covers Fabric Shelters are used for lunchrooms, fabrication shops, paint containment shelters, storage warehouses, marine repair enclosures and virtually any application requiring enclosed space. Used extensively throughout the construction and environmental industry, American Covers shelters arrive in kit form, ready to install.

What is a Fabric Shelter?

A Fabric Shelter is a type of tent that consists of a steel frame and a fabric cover. The temporary fabric structures are constructed of high strength galvanized steel tubing and high-quality Flame Resistant,  PVC vinyl. Typically the fabric is tensioned to the frame using cable or rope to create a tight-fitting cover membrane. 

Why a Fabric Shelter

  • Fabric Shelters can be quickly installed for immediate use versus the wait incurred for a traditional building.
  • Fabric Shelters are used for a variety of temporary shelter applications including dining shelters, warehousing, industrial fabrication shelters, and construction tents.
  • Portability - Fabric Shelters can be disassembled and relocated to the next job site.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • PVC fabric cover provides natural lighting.
  • More cost-effective than traditional permanent buildings.
  • Easy to install


Photo of a Fabric Shelter
Industrial fabric shelter installed in Louisiana

Fabric Shelters

American Covers has been a provider of Fabric Structures and Fabric Shelters since 1995. Our fabric structures are cost-effective as they do not require a concrete pad and are easily installed. Once the job is complete, the shelter can be disassembled, relocated, and reassembled for the next application.

Applications for the fabric shelters include temporary warehousing, lunch tents, plant turnaround tents, clearspan fabric structures for material storage, and shipping container covers.

Industries - Petrochemical, Refining, Construction, Disaster Response, Manufacturing, and Business Continuity. 


  • Portable 
  • Lower cost than steel buildings
  • Foundation options
  • No or low property tax
  • Natural Lighting
  • Protection from Sun Exposure

American Covers can provide turnkey installation using our skilled field installation crew, or we can provide a supervisor to oversee the installation using your labor. Once the job is complete, the shelter can be disassembled, relocated, and reassembled for the next application.

Photo of an Industrial fabric shelter installed in Louisiana
Industrial fabric shelter installed in Louisiana

Fabric Shelter Specifications

Fabric Shelter Frames

Our Fabric Shelter frames are formed using state of the art Computerized Numeric Controlled (CNC) machinery. Strict quality controlled procedures ensure the highest quality products for our customers. Our frames are maintenance-free and have a lifespan potential of up to 30 years.


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Industrial fabric shelter frame installed in Louisiana.

Frame Specifications

  • Allied Gatorshield®
  • 55,000 PSI Galvanized Steel Tubing
  • High-grade Zinc
  • Tubing wall: 12 – 16 gauge
  • Tubing size: 1.660 – 2.375″
  • Corrosion Resistant

Cover Specifications

  • PVC Vinyl
  • Radio Frequency, Wedge, and Hot Air Weld
  • Waterproof Seams
  • 16 oz, 18 oz, or 22 oz
  • California State Fire Marshal Flame Resistant Certified
  • NFPA 701 Passes Large / Small Scale Test
  • Heat Sealable, Mildew Resistant, & High Tensile Strength
  • UV Resistant & Flame Retardant 
  • Abrasion Resistant, Weather Resistant, & High Tear Strength
  • Certifications Available (CSFM, NFPA-701)
Photo of a cover for a fabric shelter
Industrial fabric shelter cover installed in Louisiana.

Are you in need of a replacement cover for your fabric shelter?

American Covers offers replacement fabric, components, and installation services for almost any frame design. Whether you purchased your fabric shelter from American Covers or another manufacturer, we will be glad to assist. With either a site visit or customer supplied photos and measurements, we can supply the components you need to make your fabric shelter look new again. 
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