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Constructing and improving vehicle coverage in airport parking areas provides a more positive experience to customers who have to leave their cars behind when traveling. VPS covered parking structures provide both airport operators and airport parking vendors with the opportunity to offer a premium parking option that protects vehicles against the sun's UV rays, as well as inclement weather such as hail. VPS cantilevered structures like the Heritage, Classic, Panorama, and Crescent series are commonly selected for airport parking facilities as cantilevered structures have columns placed on one side leaving drive lanes and parking spaces open and unobstructed.

Ready to start improving your airport parking experience? Contact one of our representatives today to get started on your project! 

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Advantages of Choosing Hail Protection Structures for Airport Parking 

Airport operators seeking to improve airport parking facility aesthetics and passenger safety may consider fabric protection structures to cover parking spaces. VPS airport parking structures are designed to provide an appealing and attractive solution to the many types of areas vehicles occupy, like loading and unloading areas, parking areas, car rental lots, and more. Without vehicle coverage, passengers and vehicles are exposed to heat, UV rays, and harsh weather such as hailstorms. Our structures can be designed and fabricated to accept internal wiring for additional safety accessories such as surveillance cameras and mounted lighting fixtures. VPS airport parking structures that are specifically designed for ingress/egress points and walkways to protect the traveler and employees walking from the parking areas to the building.

Other benefits of adding VPS covered parking structures to airports include:

  • Opportunity for revenue streams: Premium-covered parking is a benefit that many customers are sometimes willing to pay extra for.
  • Improves curb appeal and airport aesthetics: Airports can use fabrics and steel color designs that match their branding or call attention to the lot being covered.
  • Cooler cars give rental agencies a competitive edge: Unlike cars that are exposed to the sun in an open lot, those left under a VPS structure are considerably cooler as they're protected from heat and UV rays - this not only protects the cars from risk of damage, but also provides passengers with a more comfortable rental experience.
  • Distinguish specific areas: VPS parking structures are completely customizable with a variety of product, color, and accessory options to protect travelers and distinguish different areas so they can be identified easily.

Looking to learn more about our parking solution options? Check out our commercial parking brochure for more details! 

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Hail Protection Structure Options for Airport Parking 

“Hail Alley” is a region with regular, severe hailstorms that spans Texas to North Dakota. These potentially disastrous storms occur at least seven times a year. VPS hail protection structures can help airports offer customers peace of mind with structures that shield pedestrians when traveling around the airport and safeguard parked cars from inclement weather.

Cantilevers

Our cantilevers provide an opportunity to protect pedestrians and vehicles from hail. A cantilever is a free-standing structure without the columns, posts, or supportive bracing of a multi-column design. This design makes it easy to save space within a crowded parking lot and maintain the flow of traffic with unimpeded movement.

Covered Walkways

Covered walkways are a convenient way to protect pedestrians from hail as they travel between the airport and transportation terminals. Walkways can also help to create a safer walking environment since the area has less exposure to the elements during severe storms.

A walkway can raise the aesthetic and functional value of a property by providing comfort and shelter for guests.

Solar Hail Protection

VPS solar panel-covered parking structures offer durable hail protection for vehicles and property combined with the benefits of solar energy. These structures come equipped with integrated solar panels so airports can participate in renewable energy initiatives.

Mass Coverage

Mass coverage provides large-scale asset protection and covered parking areas. These vast staging and parking areas have individual bay sizes with a modular design so airports can design a unique layout. VPS can configure virtually any length or width to fit the size and terrain of airport property. We offer the Diamond Protector and Panama Protector shape structures that can offer mid- to large-scale hail protection.

Solid Membrane

VPS can also customize solid membrane fabric to fit many structural designs for comprehensive weather protection. We follow a specialized fabric patterning, welding, and attachment method. VPS specifically uses HDPE scrim, PTFE, and PVC commercial fabrics to protect property from hail. These fabrics also come in a variety of colors, although PTFE is available in white only. 

Choose VPS for Airport Parking Structures

For more information about how VPS airport parking structures can help you optimize airport parking areas, contact us today. Our experts are happy to help you choose an airport parking solution that fits your needs.

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Opens additional revenue streams

Opens additional revenue streams

Improves curb appeal and airport aesthetics

Improves curb appeal and airport aesthetics

Cooler cars give rental agencies a competitive edge

Cooler cars give rental agencies a competitive edge

Utilize varying fabric colors to distinguish specific areas

Utilize varying fabric colors to distinguish specific areas

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