Roof is the essence of any building. Whether they be industrial, commercial or institutional, nothing is of use without a roof over its head. Tensile roof structures are referred to those roofs which derive their strength from tension force. They are either made of tensile fabrics or may involve fabric coatings over the existing ones. In most likelihood, it’s the former.
While designing or looking for tensile roof structures, the main factors which are at play are the resilience to weather and durability. In some situations, elasticity and aesthetics are also considered. But in all circumstances, they remain secondary factors.
The shape is another consideration to be taken into account. The most common in use are usually singular conical canopies or series of canopies.