Make Your Tensile Fabric Structure Vision a Reality

Our product offerings and flexibility allow for maximum creativity and innovation for tensile structure manufacturers. From canopies to music amphitheaters to sports complexes, Shelter-Rite® has the solutions for any open or closed tensile membrane structure design.

Varying Fabric Thicknesses

Your tensile fabric structure will determine the strength of the fabric you need—some tensile fabric structures can be made with lighter-weight fabrics, and others require fabrics that are much stronger and thicker. It's also important to remember that selecting the right fabric for your tensile structure depends on a variety of other factors, including:

  • Lifespan
  • Cost
  • Colors
  • Light Transmittance
  • UV Resistance
  • Flame Resistance
  • Deployment
  • Repairability

Shelter-Rite Products for Tensile Structures


Discover the right fabric for your tensile structure today and explore the solutions we have for frame, air-supported and tent projects.

Fabric Properties

Before choosing a PVC-coated polyester fabric as a building material, you need to understand all Shelter-Rite architectural fabric performance properties. Some of these properties are similar to those of conventional building materials, but many are unique to the material.

Learn about Shelter-Rite® fabric performance properties.

Top Coats, Colors & Translucency

Choose from the broadest line of top finishes for added protection against the elements, as well as from a wide range of colors.

Explore Shelter-Rite colors and top finishes.