Due to current significant fluctuating steel and cover prices, we ask that you only use the prices on this site and in our ads as a very rough guide at the moment, and call for an accurate up to date price to include in your planning. A member of our no hassle customer service team will be happy to assist you.
Since right now we are in our very busy spring rush, we appreciate your patience and will get back to you at our quickest opportunity. We look forward to working with you on your project and helping you plan your structure purchase.
In the meantime feel free to check out our newest book, So You Want to Buy a Shelter… Your Guide to Planning a Soft-Cover Structure Purchase for assisting you to ensure all your bases are covered and considered. Pick up a copy at our open house, June 1st 10am-2pm or on Amazon
We look forward to seeing you out at our community appreciation event for free BBQ, giveaways, prizes, and meet & greet Q&A with our staff. June 1st 10am-2pm 360 king st, off mill lane in Palmerston.
Due to the busy manufacturing facility, we request no drop by visits without prior appointment any other time other than the open house.
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Please refer to the Ends page in the assembly guide as well
When you are covering the ends of the structure, there are some similarities and some fundamental differences when you are covering with plastic or with tarp.
The aluminum wirelock channel must be installed on the top side of the hoop before you start the cover. The framing must also be in place before you are putting on the cover.
Your cover will be a rectangle and you must double check if the two ends were supplied as one piece or not.
- You start at the base of one side and go continuously over the peak so that there is not an edge at the peak.
- The cover gets fastened, temporarily, at the base first on either side of the door and then pull out to the corners.
If there is ANY wind, do into the wind side first.
- Please remember that whenever you have wrinkles or folds, you will pull 90 degrees to the wrinkle.
Excess on the end covers will only get trimmed off after the roof cover is on as well.
If you are covering the end with plastic
- you would go with the extra of your rectangle and fasten it temporarily to the back side of your framing.
- At the very most, at this stage you will put part of a wire insert on either side of the peak.
- When the cover is sitting smooth, you can put some strapping on the vertical framing to hole the cover in place.
If you are covering the ends with tarp
- you will need to remove the wirelock channel first.
This may seem like double work, but the channel is now curved to the building with the required screw holes.
- The end tarp cover is sandwiched between the hoop and the bottom of the wirelock channel.
- When you pull the tarp over the peak, you will reinstall the wirelock channel from the top and work down.
- If you do the left, right or bottom first will be determined by where the wrinkles are (if any).
Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions at all and please watch the videos on our YouTube channel for more information
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Everyone wants to save money but they also want value for the dollars invested. One of the things that sets MSS apart is with the cover choices we offer.
The two main areas of covers we offer are the 12mil woven tarps and the 6mil plastic. (Other options available, call to confirm)
Both of these choices are by no means the heaviest that are out there, but they do provide excellent life span for the investment.
When you consider the cost per year on our 12mil white tarps, which have an 8-10 year expected lifespan, they stack up very favourably to the 20-24mil covers that are available.
- The main reason 12mil is even an option for us to use is that our hoops or ribs are much closer together and therefore provide much more support to the cover.
Using 6mil plastic gives even more options.
- Going clear (greenhouse) allows the necessary light transmission for plant growth.
- Going white (livestock) allows light while still providing a shade factor.
- The option of a double layer with air between, provides even more benefits for heat loss and condensation reduction and added stiffness in extremely windy locations.
- The biggest attraction for the 6mil plastic is the life span you get for the investment.
Call to get your custom quote today. We would be happy to help you.
You can also see our covering page for even more detailed information
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June 1st 10am-2pm
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360 king st off mill lane Palmerston, ON
We offer two main types of anchoring for our structures: Base Brackets (left pic) and Anchor Posts (right pic).
Which one you decide to go with largely depends on your application and location. They are not to be used together, it is a one or the other option. No matter which option you choose, please be aware, there is no such thing as too many anchors!
Although the building can be anchored directly into the ground with Anchor Posts, it can also sit on a slab, curb or beam or it can be elevated on some sort of a wall. Base brackets with lag bolts are supplied standard to fasten the building to the chosen form of foundation. Anchor Posts are available at an additional cost.
Anchor Posts must be set into concrete when:
- the soil has been recently excavated (within the last 5 years)
- it is required by the building code (use of concrete usually classifies the building as permanent)
- extremely windy and exposed areas exist (at least use on the corner posts)
- more than 10% of the anchor post will be out of the ground (upgrading anchor post size may be needed)
- there are areas where erosion has been a problem in the past
Anchor Posts SHOULD NOT be used (and base brackets used instead) when:
- the soil is a very heavy clay (heaving would be a constant problem)
- there is a shallow rock layer
- there are major amounts of rocks interfering with the accuracy of anchor post setting
- the structure will be moved shortly (anchor posts must be cleaned out before reusing)
**Recommendations are based on years of experience. Ultimately the customer is responsible to properly anchor a structure**
Please see our installation pages for a more detailed breakdown of this topic Base Brackets vs Anchor Posts
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The main function of anchors is to prevent uplift. Do not forget about the “foundation function” as well which is meant to prevent settling or lateral shifting.
Improperly anchoring a building from up lift, down force and lateral movement will all, equally, cause problems and expense.
There are many different ways of anchoring a building because there are so many circumstances which people are dealing with.
When anchors can be installed at opposing angles, they work against each other and therefore will multiply their holding power.
- Care must be taken to stay away from anchors that will bend (i.e. re-bar).
- When the anchors are going straight into the ground, care must be taken to ensure proper holding power. This is most often done with plugs of concrete.
- When anchors have been extended out of the ground, care must be exercised to eliminate the possibility of outward lean.
- It is important to consider the total amount of square inches of contact area between anchors and soil. Many time fewer big anchors is less holding power.
One thing which simply can not be stressed enough is that there simply is no such thing as too many anchors. Anchors are generally very inexpensive, especially when you are looking with hind site at some damage.
For more details and to watch an illustration, please see our YouTube Video below
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These structures can be customized to accommodate the wingspan of ultralites while still accounting for snow shedding and wind bracing.
We have now shipped buildings for this application
all over North America!
The challenge encountered when putting a shelter over an aircraft is that the wingspan is often greater then the overall length. Generally speaking, this would require a more expensive structure but we have economical shelter solutions for you to use!
When a building is wider, it would also be higher and catch more wind so there are options to reinforce the building to make this work
For ultra lights and other such light aircraft, one alternative is to make a very low dolly which would allow you to move your craft into the structure sideways.
Since most available buildings are taller then they need to be, the profile can easily be modified to create a little more width.
When increasing width you will decrease the snow shedding ability. This occasionally necessitates reduced hoop spacing.
These are all things to consider as you are planning your structure purchase. Call today to discuss how we can make this work for your plane!
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Multi Shelters offers a variety of shipping options to save our customers money on their buildings.
First and foremost, we offer shipping with our truck wherever possible. We have been shipping out to eastern Canada with our truck for the last couple years. We can save you even more money with our Multi Shelter Solutions truck!
We also have a shipping crate that makes longer distance shipping with Manitoulin Transport more cost effective. Shipping longer distances with our new shipping crate certainly has added possibilities while maintaining quality, convenience and economy.An added dimension is the rail service that Manitoulin Transport offers to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. By going via rail to Winnipeg and then road to Saskatoon, a recent customer is saving $400 on his freight bill.
MSS has now shipped structures to all 10 Canadian provinces, the Yukon and Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Missouri, Kansas, Vermont and Illinois
Did you know that in many cases the difference in the exchange rate between Canada and the U.S. pretty well covers the freight? In most cases for the north eastern U.S. the currency exchange is about equal to the freight. We have started to ship a few buildings to the U.S. and look forward to helping more people find their shelter solution. Still made and manufactured in Palmerston, ON.
Call today to find out more!
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