February Features! *Winter and Your Structures*

We have a number of resources on our website to help you with taking care of our structure over winter. We have compiled a list of “Greatest Hits” below, that you can review at your leisure and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions if you are unsure or can’t find what you’re looking for. We are always happy to help.

The best place to start is the Winter Care Pages in our instruction manual.

We also have: Winter FAQs

Winter Care & Maintenance
Important notes for various situations
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….
Weather Cautions
These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions….
Winter Storm & Your Structures
Many areas have been hit with freezing rain today and even though it has generally not been enough to warrant concern for the structures, it is a good time to recap some common things when dealing with ice on buildings….
Putting up Structures after the Snowfall
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….
Retightening a Loose Structure Cover
Re-tightening a cover does not have to be done in one day. Taking a short cut will leave you with more wrinkles. Areas with wrinkles will flutter more and cause stress points.
This will also cause the cover to deteriorate quicker……
Temporary Fix for a Loose Cover
There are a number of instances where a cover will need to be installed in less than ideal conditions. This can be either be on a windy day or in the cold (-10C or worse) and the job simply can not wait.
Cold Weather Poly Install
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…..
Season Extension: Hanley Caterpillar Tunnels
The real lure of these buildings is their low cost and simplicity to move. Generally the area is prepared in advance and then the tunnel is moved over the area when the planting is to be done…..

Please see our previous post for our new Giving Back initiatives, and check out the Giving Back website page for more of the projects we’ve been involved with. If you know of a project or organization that could fit the criteria, please connect us, we’d love to help if we can!

Happy Valentine’s Day and Family Day! We hope you and your family are staying warm, and getting excited for the upcoming spring and growing season! We look forward to working with you on your projects in 2020!

Year End Reflections

To all our valued customers, potential customers, and followers,
A Letter From Norm, owner/manager

As 2019 comes to a close and I reflect on all that we as Multi Shelter Solutions have been able to accomplish, we indeed have a tremendous amount to the thankful for.

It is especially gratifying for all of the opportunities to serve our customer’s structure needs, help people figure out their challenges and hear positive responses.

We continue to receive a lot of inquiries as a result of customers recommending us to their neighbours and colleagues. For that we are also tremendously grateful.

2019 has been a year of significant change at Multi Shelter Solutions from a staff perspective. Gwen went into semi retirement in March and Kelly took over in the office. Kelly has been quick to learn and up to the challenge of handling many of the customer requests to the point that it was necessary to hire an additional person for the office. Many of you have been greeted by Maggie when you call. She has also been packing the hardware portion of the orders and handling items that are shipped via courier. We are looking at adding another person to the shop force in the spring to ensure that orders continue to be shipped promptly as Maggie expands her duties as well.

As we reflect on 2019, we also reflect on what we can do better. We intend to upgrade our assembly instructions based on the questions and feedback that we have received. We are going to have a more formal plan in place to thank those who do refer others to Multi Shelter Solutions and we are going to donate a portion of each structure order to a chosen charity each month. We will be posting these on our website with something about them. This is in part to our commitment of giving back .

Teaching customers and prospective customers has always been a priority at MSS, as well as a value of myself. We are intending to increase the videos and other interactions to make information available in a timely fashion. We welcome feedback so that we can do even better.

Have a wonderful Christmas season and we wish you a very prosperous New Year.

On behalf of the staff at Multi Shelter Solutions, we look forward to working with you more in 2020!

Norm Eygenraam