Verizon is one of America’s largest cellular telephone service providers and in Chicago, as they have been upgrading their systems to 4G, they have called on Shelter Works to protect their equipment with 10’ x 22’ high-quality lightweight fiberglass shelters with foam core insulation and steel grating floors. The new equipment is quite heavy and the rooftops were not designed to carry it, so it was important to find a shelter that was light weight but still strong.
The building had to withstand brutal Chicago winters, both in terms of snow loads and wind loads as well, and Shelter Works fiberglass buildings are perfect for such an application. Cinder block, steel or other traditional building materials simply cannot do the job, as the weight restrictions are too tough. Shelter Works buildings are light as a feather but tough enough to withstand the rigors of the Windy City.
In addition, the installation is easy and fast. Bob Erpenbach from United Contracting explains, “It’s such a simple process; it can be done in an afternoon. Because these are lightweight structures, it has become a very standard project. We just clip to the stainless steel lifting rings and a crane hoists it up onto the building—easy as can be!”
So the next time you need to put a roof on your roof, call Shelter Works. We’ll custom-design a high-quality structure that protects your critical equipment from all the elements, is stronger than steel but with very little weight.