Performance Architectural Membrane

Sprung’s performance architectural membrane is as tough, durable, and colorful as conventional building materials, but it also offers real cost advantages. There are many reasons to construct a membrane building – it’s safe, energy efficient, climate controlled, cost-effective, and quicker to build. This unique material is engineered for your comfort and convenience.

Architectural membrane used in tensile structures

Advantages of a Sprung Membrane Structure

Safe — The exterior architectural membrane is fire resistant and extremely durable. Designed to endure any climate imaginable; from -60°F (-51°C) to 122°F (+50°C). All our membranes are created with a high-strength rip-stop design.

Energy efficient — The architectural membrane creates a natural vapor barrier and improves the building’s R-value with virtually no dead air space. A blackout layer prevents solar gain and helps manage climate control. Our daylight membrane panel option provides an abundance of natural light, reducing lighting costs in your structure.

Attractive — Our selection of building membrane finishes allows for design flexibility for exterior or interior walls. Our structural membranes can be printed to match any preferred style, include brand logos or themes, or create a unique look and feel. Learn more about our building graphics & accessories.

Cost effective — A Sprung tensioned membrane building is built much quicker than conventional building envelopes, reducing construction cost and down time, and getting your membrane structure up and running much faster.

Our Innovative Construction Process

  • The Sprung membrane structure has an interior comprised of individual 4.5-meter (about 14.75-ft) panels that are installed through the building’s aluminum frame.
  • The shelter membrane is then vertically and horizontally tensioned with a 10-ton hydraulic jack and ram.
  • Once the membrane is tensioned, you will never need to re-tension it throughout the duration of its lifespan. The Sprung membrane structure is highly resistant to tearing and ripping, even if forcefully punctured.
  • Sprung membrane shelters are permanent once completed, but can be relocated and repurposed if needed, thanks to the unique design and engineering of the frame.

We have fabric membrane building solutions for specific applications

For Permanent Membrane Structures

Sprung’s Kynar Coated or Dupont TEDLAR Coated Membrane

  • The longest-lasting fabric of its type in the world
  • Coating guards against UV and airborne contaminants and dramatically extends the membrane life
  • Weighs approximately 24 oz. per square yard
  • Has a clean bright look, offering an ideal background for graphic treatments
  • Available in a large selection of colors (custom colors available)
  • 25-year pro-rata guarantee
  • CLICK HERE for Tedlar specs
  • CLICK HERE for Kynar specs

For Interim and Relocatable Membrane Building Solutions

Sprung’s Polyurethane Membrane

  • Opaque for maximum longevity and energy efficiency
  • Rain Kleen® finish prolongs the life of the membrane shelter and is easy to clean
  • Weighs approximately 18 oz. per square yard
  • Available in white, grey or tan
  • 15-year pro-rata guarantee
  • CLICK HERE for polyurethane specs

For COLD WEATHER Installations

Sprung’s Low-Temperature Arctic Membrane

  • Designed for installations exposed to 23°F or colder (-5°C or colder)
  • Specialized cold temperature durability to -60°F (-51°C)
  • Weighs approximately 25 oz. per square yard
  • Available in white or tan
  • 15-year pro-rata guarantee
  • CLICK HERE for LTA specs

For Greenhouse Installations

Highly Translucent Greenhouse Membrane

  • Membrane specifically designed for Greenhouse structures
  • Ideal light transmission while diffusion eliminates shadowing
  • Weighs approximately 24 oz. per square yard
  • Naturally cleaned with rainwater or snow
  • 10-year pro-rata Guarantee

Other Reasons Sprung Membrane Shelters Outperform

Aluminum Substructure
Performance Insulation

Customize your Sprung membrane structure by choosing from our diverse, stylish and functional selection of accessories for industrial and commercial applications.

You may also want to view our drawings. Membrane buildings measure from 30 to 200 feet wide (9.1-61.0 meters) by almost any length, just tell us your preferred width and length and we’ll get started!