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Functional Benefits

Aesthetics/Design

Tensile membrane structures have a unique visual character and give designers, architects and engineers the ability to experiment with form and create exciting new solutions to conventional design problems. Fabric roof forms are curved between supporting elements in a manner reflective... Read More

Code Compliance

PTFE fiberglass membrane systems properly meet the requirements for the model codes for fire performance. Because of PTFE’s superior fire performance, it can be used in all types of construction providing they meet with height and clearance requirements... Read More

Daylighting

During scientific tests of its solar properties, it was discovered that PTFE fiberglass membranes reflect approximately 72-75 percent of the sun’s radiated solar energy while allowing in approximately 8 to 20 percent of natural daylight to permeate the membrane... Read More

Durability

The longest proven lifespan of membrane is found in PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) fiberglass. PTFE coating is extremely durable and weather resistant while the fiberglass weave provides the strength and permanence for the material. It can be installed in climates ranging from the frigid artic to the scorching desert heat with... Read More

Energy Use & Lighting

Tensile membrane structures have high sun reflectivity and low absorption of sunlight. This greatly reduces the solar energy and heat gain that enters the structure, thus resulting in less energy used within a building. The membrane allows for natural daylight to enter into the interior making... Read More

Maintenance

Birdair offers clients a wealth of post-project resources and assistance. We have the technical resources and professional skills in-house to provide any level of service an Owner might need - from the smallest repair or a simple cleaning... Read More