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Storing compost during the winter requires durability.

Investing in an appropriate compost storage facility

Protecting a compost pile during the winter requires an appropriate storage facility. According to the State of Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Compost Center, farmers can use this asset in a myriad of ways, including:

  • Improving soil quality
  • Preventing erosion
  • Decreasing the need for expensive fertilizers
  • Reducing the need for pesticides
  • Improving moisture retention
  • Creating a market for compost

For farmers to ensure they harvest the benefits of a well-kept compost pile, proper storage, especially during the winter, is of utmost importance.

“Compost can be highly corrosive to typical buildings, and a fabric covered building provides an effective solution.”

Keep moisture out 

According to Earth Easy, when it gets cold, moisture shouldn’t be allowed into the area where compost is stored. A clear span building from Winkler Structures has a durable and protective fabric material blocking out rain, sleet and snow, which will effectively keep moisture at bay.

In addition, farmers need to keep their compost pile insulated when temperatures plunge. The fabric of a clear span structure keeps the inside insulated, and during daylight hours it allows sunlight to enter the building. This can increase overall energy efficiency, saving farmers money.

Battle corrosion 

Compost can be highly corrosive to typical buildings, and a fabric covered building provides an effective solution that will withstand compost for years to come. This investment will be well-worth it in the long run.

According to BioCycle, enclosed composting facilities often experience substantial corrosion from the moisture of compost piles. Fabric buildings are especially great for combating this issue as the materials used to erect this type of structure are not as susceptible to corrosion as metal buildings.

Give a little room to move 

When farmers need to rotate the contents of their compost pile, fabric buildings require enough space for heavy equipment to be moved around accordingly. Winkler Structures engineers its structures with enough clearance to successfully operate large composting equipment while inside.

These fabric structures can be tailored to the desired use of the building, and farmers can erect buildings that can later be modified throughout the year.

Contribute to a greener world 

Composting is a great way to keep the soil and Earth a little healthier. By using the materials for crops, farmers can improve the land they till and tend each season. A fabric building from Winkler Structures helps farmers house their compost piles all year long. The energy-efficient solution to lighting that these buildings can offer may also decrease a farmer’s annual expenses and bolster his or her operation.

According to American Express’s Small Business Open Forum, freelancer Bruce Watson indicated environmental sustainability doesn’t only leave the earth a little green, but also leaves a little green for business owners everywhere. Farmers can save a great deal of money on their energy bills by using a canvas building from Winkler Structures.

During the winter, buildings from Winkler Structures are 10 to 15 degrees warmer, which is great for composting.

In addition, the light transparency of the fabric used for these shelters translates to significant electricity savings. The extra money can be used toward additional projects on the farm to help grow the operation.

The available fabrics are durable, safe and help control the climate. By purchasing a fabric building from Winkler Structures, farmers are investing in a product that will appropriately store their compost piles. From protecting compost from moisture and the elements to battling the corrosive nature of compost, a clear span structure is the best choice for a farmer.

Reach out today and speak with a professional at Winkler Structures, and begin engineering the most appropriate building for your unique needs.

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