For logistical needs or for the expansion of covered spaces, the use of so-called retractable tunnels has spread in many sectors. These structures are nothing more than steel and PVC sheds with movable sides, extendable covers that can retract if necessary.
Installing one is simple and allows you to optimize the existing company plant. Or it helps to create a new repaired surface, and then make it disappear thanks to its uncovering system. Compared to brick sheds, they add versatility, advantageous prices and an easier bureaucracy to untangle.
How a retractable roof is born?
A retractable shed is a large structure made of iron or structural steel. Some manufacturers select galvanized, certified and epoxy powder coated metal for maximum resistance to oxidation and saltiness. All the carpentry is then covered with a sturdy PVC coated sheet, fireproof and with a thickness designed to withstand snow, hail and wind loads.
The peculiarity of these covers lies in the trusses, pantograph designed and equipped with steel wheels at the base. This is how the retractable movement takes place: thanks to a support of guides on the ground, the wheel slides and the truss compresses, reducing the volume and revealing the roof. The packaging can be managed manually by an operator, or automatically with a motorized system. Of course, the larger the industrial tunnel, the less frequently the roofs are moved.
Mobile retractable tunnels: applications
The ability to move the roof makes these structures a tool with a thousand uses. In some sectors, retractable covers are used to repair vehicles, goods and personnel during the loading and unloading phases. The PVC covering insulates against rain, snow, hail and wind; in addition, it avoids direct exposure to sunlight.
Many companies, on the other hand, take advantage of the resistance and speed of construction of these tunnels to organize new production areas. The sheds increase the repaired area available for work by accommodating machinery and production lines: there are retractable tunnels for every need, from ordinary operations to special processing.
The use of marquees as mobile warehouses remains the most classic option. An uncovered roof is what it takes to set up temporary warehouses or to enlarge old prefabricated buildings if necessary. In addition to creating new covered space, they can also optimize what is already there. Positioned near a boundary wall or between two warehouses, the tunnel makes it possible to improve the exploitation of the surface by making areas that are not producing more productive.
Retractable warehouses prices and advantages
The prices of retractable roofs are not easy to estimate precisely. As these are custom-made structures, the value varies according to the model that the customer chooses: lean-to canopy, self-supporting shed, single-pitched or double-pitched roof and so on.
Another aspect that affects the prices of retractable warehouses is obviously the size. The more the tunnel is extended, the greater the investment in steel and PVC. By the way, say it: the cladding can be made in different thicknesses, but also double, insulated, treated to measure or equipped with slits, windows and other options.
What a retractable tunnel certainly represents is a minor investment compared to the construction of a prefabricated brick building, with the same resistance and performance. The ease of installation is an advantage to be emphasized with respect to a property, as well as simple bureaucratic burden to be met by installarlo. Peso just attach to a simple technical report certified logon reporting (SCIA Construction).
Finally, if made by real professionals in the sector, the retractable tunnels are completely customizable products according to the needs of the customer or the industrial sector of the company. The Covert mobile tunnels, in addition to the extreme quality guaranteed for 10 years, are sewn ad hoc on the customer, from the model to the dimensions, from the closures to the accessories.