Modular canopy structures versus fixed storage bays: Why the future of secure storage structures is modular

May 31

Modular industrial-grade canopies that are designed for commercial use offer a versatile and cost-effective option if you’re looking to create functional, dependable, weatherproof, and secure spaces for material storage.

Compared to traditional warehouses or other fixed storage buildings, opting for modular storage canopies offers several advantages that can make a significant difference in efficiency and savings within your business. 

As material storage canopies, and OPUS in particular, can massively improve operations and ROI with their features and capabilities, it is easy to see why modern modular canopies are soon becoming the future for weatherproof storage of materials.

Read on to explore the most significant advantages of OPUS canopy structures for material storage in commercial operations when compared to conventional buildings to understand why it is the better option for your business.

Fixed vs. relocatable: The superior flexibility and versatility of OPUS

One of the main advantages of modular material storage bays like OPUS is the extreme flexibility that can be leveraged due to the relocatability of these canopies. Unlike traditional storage buildings, layouts of modular structures can be easily relocated within the site, reconfigured to meet changing operational needs, or disassembled and stored away conveniently.

This makes them ideal for organisations that need to move or expand their weatherproof storage spaces regularly. For example, an aggregate distribution business can easily set up modular canopies to function as secure aggregate storage bays that provide weatherproof sheltered spaces anywhere on the premises—its location can also be changed as desired among several different sites.

The unparalleled flexibility and relocatability of modular canopies save significant amounts of time and money for businesses when compared to the lengthy and resource-intensive processes of constructing, dismantling, and rebuilding permanent structures to perform the same functions.

Rapid deployment vs. cumbersome construction: Deploy OPUS in as little as 48-72 hours

When compared to the extremely costly and time-consuming process that includes obtaining planning permission, extensive groundwork, complicated construction projects, and complicated logistics involved in building a traditional storage bay, canopy structures for weatherproof material storage are significantly easier to install and much faster to deploy. 

Fixed structures typically require heavy machinery, skilled labour, and a lot of time to install, which can be costly and disruptive to business operations. The construction projects of these traditional warehouses may also draw away precious resources from core operations, negatively affecting the performance of businesses during the lengthy process.

In contrast, industrial-grade material storage canopies such as OPUS can be deployed in record times by small teams without the need for specialist equipment or skills and with minimal disruption to operations. This makes them ideal if you need to create a sheltered material storage space outdoors quickly or only have limited resources for installation.

OPUS can be easily installed onto a base of interlocking concrete blocks/LEGATO blocks in as little as 48-72 hours, far outpacing the months-long construction projects when setting up traditional warehouses.

Cost-effective investment vs. costly construction: Superior shelter at just a fraction of the cost

Many modular canopy structures, and OPUS in particular, will offer a more cost-effective deployment than permanent structures for material storage such as traditional industrial warehouses, which will enhance cost savings and deliver a greater ROI.

The cost of constructing a permanent structure for material storage can be substantial, and weatherproofing, extensive groundwork, and obtaining planning permissions from local councils can further increase costs in addition to the expensive construction project involved. Moreover, you may need to spend even more money on ongoing maintenance and repairs on traditional buildings.

In stark contrast to this, layouts of OPUS canopies are relatively less expensive to purchase, set up, and maintain, making them a highly cost-effective structure if you’re on a tight budget. Therefore, investing in OPUS offers superior protection, savings, and returns for your business.

Seamless scalability vs. expensive refurbishment: Easily expand storage spaces with OPUS

Unlike permanent structures that are constructed to fixed and predetermined specifications, which makes them extremely costly—or impossible in some instances—to scale up, layouts of modular canopy structures can be scaled up conveniently and swiftly at a much more reasonable cost by simply adding extra bays to the existing layout.

This is especially helpful for business operations as they experience rapid growth in scale. Businesses can confidently accept massive orders and accommodate the storage of higher volumes of materials with short notice due to the rapid and effortless scalability of OPUS layouts.

Invest in a high-performance setup of OPUS canopy structures for maximum efficiency and optimal returns in material storage functions

Modular canopy setups can offer numerous benefits to your organisation in material storage applications compared to their more permanent counterparts, but choosing the right canopy for you can be a challenging task in an overcrowded market.

Thankfully, with professional help and expert-led insights from our team at McGregor Structures and backed by our 40+ year solid track record and specialisation in supplying high-quality industrial-grade canopies to businesses, you too can conveniently find the ideal structure to leverage the most secure spaces and optimal performance in your business.