How To Repair Damaged Fabric Shelters


This blog is about ways to repair damaged fabric shelters.

Your fabric dome shelter is built to assist with busy and highly industrial processes. So, it’s not impossible that it can sustain damage at some point. But don’t worry, because we’ve come up with some specific repair actions for any type of fabric shelter damage that may occur. That’s right. It’s possible to repair damaged fabric shelters so they can last as you need them to.

If you identify damage to your shelter, it’s best that you have it fixed as soon as possible. The longer you leave the damage, the more chances that it can cause further trouble and repairing it may be more difficult.

Did you know that you can carry out most of the repairs? For example, if your shelter has developed a tear because something sharp came in contact with it, you can fix this damage very easily on your own.

However, if you think that the damage is too complex for you to repair, you can seek the support of a manufacturer who can diagnose the damages and choose the right type of repair needed.

Types of Repair Options For Damaged Fabric Shelters

Repair Tape. Repair Tape comes with the same durable shelter material- but with a powerful adhesive backing. It is useful for repairing small tears or holes. This will give the shelter a strong and simple fix.

Replacement Parts. Your fabric shelter manufacturer should be able to provide you with replacement parts for your shelter. If you relocate your shelter frequently, there’s a chance that small parts can go missing during relocation.

Major Repairs. If your shelter sustains significant damage (e.g.: an impact from heavy machinery), your manufacturer can send one of his specialists to arrive at your site to assess the damage, and recommend the best solution to get your fabric shelter back into service.

It’s a good idea to work with your manufacturer to make the repair process easier and quicker by sending information, photos, and videos of your damaged shelter. Having these, the manufacturer will be able to better assess the damage incurred, recommend the best ways to repair it, and/or guide you through the process if needed

Repair Recommendations

It is also ideal to conduct regular check-ups of your shelter to help maintain longevity. Some fabric shelter suppliers—like Allshelter– provide a maintenance and compliance audit service. You can find this service often used in remote mine sites that have multiple structures, and they conduct these as part of their Structural Integrity Management Plan.

Learn more about the audit process here.

Allshelter’s Process for Damaged Shelters

Allshelter fabric shelters come with strong high-density polyethylene covers. This type of material has a high tensile strength, is resistant to tearing, and can withstand environmental changes. It is engineered for a 50-year design life even in cyclone areas! For more information on the shelter fabric, check out the video here.

Should you have identified a damage on your Allshelter, our team of experts will work with you to guide you through the appropriate repair procedure. In fact, we conduct audits of your fabric shelters, and in these audits we check for things like:

  • Shelter has been installed correctly to the engineering plans
  • Its general wear and tear. 
  • Structural review (checking framework, bracing, brackets etc.) 
  • And the correct fabric cover tensioning

You can trust that an Allshelter fabric shelter will last as long as you need it to. We pride ourselves with providing a backup service to make sure that you’re going to get the longevity out of your fabric shelter. For repair support, we are one call away. Just call 1800 90-8 888.


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