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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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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Just a quick note that we are now starting to book into November for our orders, so if you are planning to get your building before snow, please make sure to get the order in soon to secure your place in the queue. When we go out to ACORN conference on the east coast in November is usually our final east coast shipment of the year, depending if the weather holds out, so please factor that into your planning. We look forward to helping you with your Structure project!
Save the date! June 2, 2017 10am-3pm will be our annual open house
Free food, prizes, workshops, meet & greet with the staff and more! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date
Most buildings come with enough wirelock to be installed on top of the first and last hoop. Additional wirelock can be purchased to run along the sidewall, or to be used to attach the covering to the end framing or doors if desired.
The end wall tarp is sandwiched between channel and hoop, inserts hold the roof tarp in place. Please see videos on our covering FAQ page for more details
By installing the end channel and then removing it to install the end cover, your channel will be pre-bent and have the correct holes.
- Generally the channel is installed on the top of the end hoop with the open side UP
- The plain channel does not have a front or a back, it is symmetrical.
- Start at the bottom of the end hoop and work your way up, generally centered on the hoop
- Secure with #12 x 3/4” speed screws at 12” centers, (small head screws give less wire interference)
- Carefully line up the ends of consecutive pieces to eliminate edges which can tear the cover
- Once you get to the top of the hoop, simply lean on the channel to bend it and then go down the other side
- If you must cut at the top, wrap the ridge with duct tape to prevent cover tears
- You will need to cut the last piece of channel to make it fit
- If your structure is butted against a building it is easier to install the channel on the bottom of the hoop (please call for some additional instructions)
Side Wall Cover Fasteners (you have 3 choices)
Notes: Pipe Straps are supplied when a structure has roll-up side walls and/or anchor posts options. When base board (wood or steel) is fastened with pipe straps, the base board should be pushed in so that it butts into the last hoop
Please see our wirelock & sidewall cover fasteners page from the installation manual for more details and photos
Animals thrive in a greenhouse type environment benefiting from
- being dry
- being out of the wind
- being in the light without being in the direct sun.
- The cushion of air created by the inflator fan will reduce the condensation
- Roll up sides are added for easy natural ventilation.
Usually customers attach a snow fence or netting to the inside of the arch if the structure is mounted to the ground, so the animals do not come in contact with the cover or run away when the sides are rolled up.
A short wall is also an option to keep the animals away from the plastic while also increasing the sidewall height.
A white tarp covering may be used instead of the double white poly, especially in situations where the animals are going in and out on their own accord when they require shelter.
Read more on our livestock page for more information
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RECYCLING YOUR OLD GREENHOUSE PLASTIC OPTIONS
(please note MSS does not endorse or finance any of the following options, this information is meant as a guide only.)
click here for more info and specific recyclers
We get many requests from customers who would like an economical way to protect their investment in their RV or trailer. The straight wall of the MSS Cathedral shaped structure creates a perfect solution for those who need head space more then floor space. Even though this is our most snow resistant model, the hoops are placed slightly closer than typical due to the wind loads. The opaque white tarp or white plastic cover lets in a good level up light while still protecting stored vehicles from fading and other harmful effects.
The simplicity of the required base allows you to keep your options open. A 6×6 (or equivalent) timber pegged to the ground is all that is required. This allows easy relocation if circumstances change. Usually the back wall is framed in with studs and covered with one of our durable covers. The “finishing touch” can be a simple roll up door which allows the whole end to open up. When finishing the ends the should be a small vent near each peak to allow the building to get rid of excess moisture.
Please see more info and pricing on our applications page