Tension Fabric Building Frequently Asked Questions

Where is GNB Global located?

GNB Global is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Dallas, Texas.

How long has the company been in business?

GNB Global has been in business for 15 years.

What types of buildings do you manufacture and install?

GNB Global designs, engineers, fabricates, and installs tension fabric buildings. Temporary or permanent, small or large span, GNB is unparalleled in the market.

What type of material is the roof constructed of?

The standard architectural membrane material GNB Global employs is NovaShield® II with ArmorKote™, a Cradle to Cradle certified product. The membrane is available in several colors with either a standard 4 mil coating or a 4 mil flame retardant coating. The NovaShield scrim is produced in a special weaving pattern to enhance thickness, flatness, abrasion resistance, and tear properties. The proprietary coating improves abrasion resistance, flex resistance, seam strength, UV resistance, and longevity.

Other membrane options like HEYtex® PVC, Sheerfill® PTFE, and Polyfab Architec 400® HDPE are available.

What is the structure frame made of?

You won’t find cheap Chinese, mass-produced metal here. Our trusses and steel components are manufactured from American and Canadian-produced, cold-formed seamless carbon steel that conforms to the ASTM A500 standard with a 50 ksi (345 MPa) minimum yield point. The recycled content of the steel varies depending on the source of available raw materials. On average, our steel is composed of 57% Post-Consumer Recycled Content and 31% Pre-Consumer Recycled content.

Our fabricated steel truss components can be finished in a selection of coatings, including hot dip galvanized and powder coated to meet your project specifications.

What is your product warranty?

At GNB, we say as we do and do as we say. GNB’s fabric buildings are backed by our Give A Sh*t 16-year warranty, fulfilled by our unbeatable customer service.

Our tension fabric structures are built to last – if something goes wrong, we are there to fix it right away.

Are your structures engineered?

Yes, all structures are pre-engineered to meet the specific site requirements for your area. This includes, among other things, wind and snow loads.

Do you provide installation services?

Yes, we have a network of professional installers located throughout North America.

How long does the process take from the time I place my order to installation?

Typically 6-8 weeks for a standard building.

What building sizes are available?

Building sizes range from 30’ wide to 320’+ wide and any length.

Are GNB’s modular roof systems waterproof?

Yes, our building specific pre-tensioned roof panels, in conjunction with our “Lock Tite” mechanical tensioning system, create a tight waterproof seal at each roof connection.

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