Tensile fabric structure maintenance & Tensile roof cleaning
Tensile Canopy Cleaning
At 4C, our team is specialists in cleaning and maintenance of Tensile fabric structures & Tensile roofs. We offer a variety of services to improve the life and appearance of your internal and external tensile fabric architecture. These include inspection, cleaning, and maintenance, all tailored to the precise requirements of your Tensile canopy fabric.
We also offer a Tensile canopy replacement service, where we inspect your tensile structure and renew required parts including pillars, joints, cables, etc. We also test the load strength of all cables and replace failed units.
- Over a decade of industry experience
- Professional team of technicians
- Well defined Quality Control Process
- Approved eco-friendly products
- Recommended work procedures
- Detailed Inspection Reports
All tensile fabric structures by their nature require some form of aftercare and they are very often ignored after installation. To keep your tensile fabric canopy structure a fresh look, whilst ensuring its operational safety, to remain in the same quality as at installation, regular inspection and maintenance in accordance with the operations and maintenance manual is vital. It is also the best way to shield your investment and maximize the lifespan of your tensile membrane structures. This requires care, insight, skill, and persistence. This is what we strive for as a business.
Although it might be wrongly promised as a maintenance-free option, it must be made clear that any tensile roof structure, regardless of design, type of fabric, or operational usage, will need a maintenance and cleaning plan. Without having tensile roof maintenance and cleaning system in place, you are significantly reducing the tensile structures' lifespan, whilst at the same time refraining from any warranty offered.
Tensile structures rely on the pre-tension in the fabric to resist the live loads imparted on them, such as wind and snow. All Tensile fabric held under tension will 'creep' over time. Some Tensile fabric types are more susceptible to this than others.
It is extremely important that tensile canopy structures are checked in accordance with the OMM and re-tensioned if necessary. Once the pre-tension starts to reduce, the fabric drops its ability to resist live loads. For example, you may notice a tensile canopy 'panting' in the wind or 'ponding' in the rain/snow. These are warning signs that action needs to be taken and if left unchecked, the structure will fail.
Maintenance and cleaning frequency depends on a number of different factors, such as the tensile canopy form, its location relative to dirt/debris sources (like trees for exterior tensile canopies and air conditioning ducts for interior tensile canopies), and the amount of other airborne dirt. This frequency will be suggested in the Operations and Maintenance Manual. This manual includes an outline of common and detailed maintenance checks and tensile fabric cleaning guidelines.
Exterior tensile canopies are best cleaned in-situ to reduce wear on tensioning elements and other mechanical fixings. This may mean suitable equipment is required to gain access to the top side of the structure, but on many occasions, the tensile fabric itself can be walked upon to allow cleaning.
Our skilled work-at-height technical team has the experience and knowledge to inspect your structure including the tensile fabric, the frame, and fixings, through which they can diagnose potential problems. We offer personalized rope access solutions and can, if necessary, repair damaged tensile fabric structures on site.
Whether you have small sections of tensile fabric surrounding your shop, school, business park for example, or a large tensile fabric roof such as a pavilion, stadium, you can call us to find out more about how we can help protect your tensile canopy through our professional tensile fabric cleaning and maintenance services.