We have a unique structure that we have started offering more often. It is a round dome structure, with our standard hoops around a circular ridge piece. We have taken to calling this our “Canadian Igloo” Structure. Plastic is put on in separate pieces so it’s not for the new greenhouse assembler. We have them being used for everything from seminar areas to storage, whatever you would like a unique application for!
Please see our Igloo Round Application Page for more info, and call for your custom quote and with any additional questions you may have.
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These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions….
Please see our Winter Care & Maintenance Page and the WINTER CARE & other key points page in our installation guide for additional information
Our structures are designed in a gothic shape with a slippery cover to be lightweight and snow resistant. This encourages the snow to slide off quickly.
This is not an industrial high snow load building. We do our best to always point out applications where the capacity of the structure is being compromised. Extra hoops or thicker steel are an economical way to increase wind and snow load capacity. We take pride in the sturdy shelters we manufacture and supply, but must point out that we cannot warranty against weather conditions.
Snow removal, when occasionally required, is a simple task. DO NOT GO INSIDE A BUILDING WHERE THERE HAS BEEN OBVIOUS STRESS!
PLEASE READ MORE………
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It’s prime time to get your salt storage structures from Multi Shelter Solutions to be delivered before the weather takes a turn!
We offer many sizes to choose from, and can custom manufacture for your unique situation as well.
They can be mounted on blocks, shipping containers or direct to a ground beam or with anchor posts.Check out the pages below for extra pricing and information regarding these structures, and call us for your custom quote! We look forward to helping you find your shelter solution
Salt and Sand Storage
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With the upcoming storms in both Ontario and the east coast forecasted, we wanted to remind everyone: it’s okay, and even preferred that the buildings have some snow around them.
This prevents the wind from getting under them and it also means that the height above the ground is less. This significantly decreases the aerodynamic lift.
As we’ve stated in our winter care articles and in the installation guide, there are things you can do to prepare your building to withstand the storms as best as possible. Taking extra steps during the ‘worst case scenario’ situations can often make all the difference and help your building stay standing.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any of these situations. Good luck and stay warm!
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Please note Multi Shelter Solutions is now closed for the holidays and will reopen for business January 3rd 2018
We wish you and your family a very happy and joyous holiday season from the entire Multi Shelters team, Norm, Carson, Gwen, Terry, Doug, Jeff, Heather and Andrea
We are grateful to all our new and repeat customers in 2017 and everyone who showed interest and are still working on their planning and we are looking forward to making 2018 even better!
Please stop by Magical Lights of Milton and donate to a great cause for the hospital a day see some spectacular lights. And don’t forget your local foodbank this time of year.
We wish you all the happiness and abundance and look forward to speaking with you in the new year!
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Every year at Multi Shelter Solutions we try to collaborate with non profit organizations and other volunteer opportunities to provide a shelter at low or no cost.
We have done shelters for Haiti after the earthquake, a shelter for an eye clinic in the Dominican Republic, arches for Magical Lights of Milton that donates back to the Milton Hospital at Christmas, greenhouse to Aroland First Nations in Northern Ontario to provide food for their community and learning opportunities for the students, and work with Food Bank projects out on the east coast to help provide fresh, healthy vegetables to those most in need, and the list continues to grow. See photos on our “giving back” page.
This is something we believe whole heartedly in and would very much like to work with more causes to help in whatever way we can. We also want to express gratitude for the various opportunities we’ve had to help out non-profit and not-for-profit groups.
If you know of a project that could use our help, or are involved with something you’d like to see us put some help behind, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know about it. This is an ongoing initiative of Multi Shelter Solutions, and as a company, and all our staff, would love to see this continue. Please join us in taking some time to give back, and Pay It Forward. A little smile goes a long way.
Here’s an article written about our east coast project
And check out our Giving Back page for more info and pictures!
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If you were one of the many people who, last fall, were faced with putting the cover on in less than ideal weather, you will be looking at significant wrinkles once the weather starts to warm up.
You will need to tighten the cover to prevent premature wear due to flapping in the wind.
Tightening does not have to be done all at once. You can do half one day and half on another.
It is important to remember that you are always pulling at 90 degrees to the wrinkles. Most of the tightening will need to be done lengthwise first.
If you have a loose cover and no time this week to tighten things,
there is a temporary fix!
- Take a soft length of rope (do not use nylon!) and throw it over the building where the cover is particularly loose.
- Tie the rope off at the base as tight as you can.
Please call if you need clarification for this procedure and we would be happy to help
There always seems to be so much pressure and panic at this time to get a building before winter. The only thing that is important to get done sooner then later is the foundation work.
There will be lots of decent weather days between now and Christmas to get the job done.
If you think that it is too late to get it done and you will simply wait until next spring, please remember that you said the same thing last spring (or even a few months ago) and as usual the busyness of life got in the way.
Give us a call today to see how you can get that foundation taken care of before freeze up.
For those of you who want to get the structure up now and cover it in the spring, I urge you to cover the building sooner then later for a couple of reasons.
- First is that there will be lots of other things vying for your time in the spring
- Secondly, the more snow you have on that spot which has to melt, the more moisture you will have in the building.
The more moisture you have in the building the more condensation issues you will have.
You want to give that ground the most time possible to dry up before you need to start using the building.
In my humble opinion, even though putting the cover on in late fall or early winter is more difficult and not pleasant, the benefits of having more time for the ground to dry, far outweigh the time spent to adjust the cover in the spring
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We understand there is a rush on to get your structures before the ground is frozen and snow is here, but it’s not too late! We are operating with approximately a 4 week turn around right now, which takes us to late November/early December.
We often recommend getting your base in place as soon as you can, whether that’s having us send you anchor posts before delivery, or laying down the beam and foundation with the t-post anchors to be ready once you get the shipment of hoops and other materials.
We also have many years experience in coaching winter installations and can help you prepare. Contact us today for your shelter quote and to get in on our next delivery run your way!
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