Is Your Business Prepared for Winter Storms?

October 24, 2021

Winter is coming, are you ready? Without a well thought out plan that details everything from risk factors to which turnkey solutions (like industrial tents or full-service mobile facilities) you’ll be needing to survive, severe winter weather and related after effects can cause unsafe and uncomfortable conditions for workers, damaged inventory and equipment, unpleasant interruptions to your operations, and can cripple your business. 

To keep everything running efficiently and safety a priority, knowing your risks, planning critically and entrusting plug-and-play relief solutions can make or break your business’ future when those potentially disastrous days come. A popular relief solution that has helped countless businesses and their workers stay productive through the toughest conditions has been the reliable industrial tent. Whether you’re using one of these temporarily or have one that is permanent, you’ll want to make sure it’s ready to combat whatever father winter has coming your way.

In this brief post, we’re going to provide a rundown of the questions to ask as you prep your temporary industrial tent for winter. 


Ready for sleet or snow?

Heavy sleet or snow storms can cause an immense amount of pressure on the roof of an industrial tent. Your tent should be an all-weather tent to keep both your people and your equipment safe. If you don’t have an all-weather tent, call on your disaster relief partner to help supply you one before winter gets under way.


Will your equipment and crew be comfortable?

A good temporary structure needs to keep cold air out and warm air in. Whether you are using your tent to store equipment, house patients, or hold classes, the people and the contents inside your industrial tent should be warm and comfortable. Be sure to check with your disaster relief team if they have the option to have a customized HVAC system, which will allow for your tent to remain comfortable inside no matter what the temperature is outside.  


Do you have all your needs covered?

As the months get colder, the need for proper equipment storage grows. From military, to farm equipment, a temporary structure can keep your equipment safe and secure throughout the winter months. Renting a tent allows you to remove structures as needed, versus buying a tent and keeping an unused structure on your property during the warmer months of the year. When assessing your winter storm risks and planning for your business’ needs, understanding the benefits (or cons) between renting and buying temporary structures like industrial tents is crucial. 


Not ready after all?

Sometimes what a business currently has in their temporary structure arsenal isn’t cutting it anymore. As natural disasters get worse and technology improves, getting the right solutions for your business’ needs is key. 

You’ll want to make sure the tent solutions and the team that’s supporting you are as good as you need them to be. With your winter storm plan in hand, here’s how you can choose the best team for your needs: 

  1. Find a team that truly understands what those harsh wintery days can bring when working outdoors. (Their years of expertise will give you a clue for this.)
  2. You’ll want a partner with a large commercial and industrial tent rental inventory — and those tents should be able to thrive under any conditions. 
  3. Get a team that has many locations nationwide so you’ll be able to get quick deliveries and experience fast and easy installations.
  4. Choose who is ready and willing to assist with any type of setup your operation requires. (Flexibility is a must as managing disaster assistance projects can be ever changing depending on what’s going on externally as well as internally.) 

With all of those tips in mind, you’ll be able to vet and employ the right winter storm prep/recovery team for your business’ needs in no time. 

Business Prep for Winter Storms Blog by Lodging Solutions and Industrial Tents