Ask Tracy Video: What is Fiberbeam and Why is it Important?Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Hello, my name is Tracy Switzer, and today I’m here to answer the question, “What is FiberBeam, and why is it important?” This sample panel is typical of how fiberglass buildings are constructed. There’s a fiberglass layer on the outside, a fiberglass layer on the inside, held together by two pound density foam board. Foam is a wonderful insulator but it is not a structural component, easily broken. Even when you put it between layers of fiberglass, it’s still not a structural material. A Shelter Works building is expected to last through cycles of extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy snow loads, and last for decades. That’s why we developed our exclusive FiberBeam technology. Fiber beams are essentially integrated fiberglass I-beams that create a structural link between the interior and exterior fiberglass skins. We space our fiber beams 12 inches apart through every wall, every door, and every roof that we build. Even under a concentrated load, there’s almost no deflection. This creates a more structurally sound building. At Shelter Works, the integrity of our company is expressed through the integrity of our shelters. If it was built by Shelter Works, it was Built for Life.