Car Rental Facility Parking Structures
Rental cars need to be protected from catastrophic weather when not in use. This is why many car rental facilities choose coverage for their parked vehicles to reduce the risk of inventory damage and losing daily customers. It can be challenging to maintain rental cars amid unpredictable weather conditions. When shade structures are implemented into a car rental facility, these structures safeguard vehicles from damage while adding value to the lot.
VPS has served commercial clients as an industry leader in parking protection structures for over 30 years. As pioneers in asset protection technology, our team is dedicated to delivering automotive structures that set the standard for design innovation and state-of-the-art construction, providing you with hail, heat, and UV protection to serve your needs.
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- Benefits of Shade Structures for Car Rental Facilities
- Hail Protection Structure Options for Car Rental Facilities
- Invest in Parking Protection Structures for Your Car Rental Facility at VPS
The Benefits of Shade Structures for Car Rental Facilities
Protective parking structures on a consolidated rental car center (ConRAC) preserves vehicle inventory while maintaining a positive reputation for your business.
Protecting Against Hail
Hail typically ranges from the size of a dime to the size of a softball in major hail-prone areas and storms can be unpredictable. Larger hailstones can deliver the same impact to a vehicle as a sledgehammer. Smaller hail pellets can result in significant dents, chipped paint, and broken glass. When cars sustain these damages, rental facilities not only have to pour substantial funds into repairing or replacing their vehicles, but also lose business during the time the vehicles need to wait to be evaluated by an adjuster.
If your car rental lot is located in an area where hail is a formidable weather concern, shield your cars from damage with ConRAC parking structures from VPS. Our unique steel and fabric systems are designed to protect against hail, enabling you to get the most revenue for your rental cars while avoiding expensive repair costs and increased insurance premiums.
Shielding Vehicles From the Sun
Car rental facility shade structures offer defense against the sun's rays, even on the brightest and hottest days. Extended sun exposure can oxidize, fade and peel automobile paint, making cars look worn and damaged before their time. Our parking protection structures block harmful UV rays while also protecting car rental inventory from hail.
An added benefit of hail protection for rental car facilities is keeping vehicles cool throughout the day. When automobiles are sheltered from the sun, customers can test drive their rental vehicle off the lot without getting into a sweltering, uncomfortable car.
Adding Visual Appeal to Your Facility
Car parking structures can also add visual appeal to a car rental lot, boosting the property value. Commercial hail protection from VPS comes in a variety of styles, designs, and colors, offering a sleek look that exudes quality and professionalism. Our ConRAC parking structures also allow businesses to implement electrical upgrades such as lighting elements, surveillance, and more, further enhancing their products.
Hail Protection Structure Options for Car Rental Facilities
Car rental shade and hail protection are one of the most critical tools for preventing catastrophic damage from hail storms and shielding customers from the elements. VPS builds solutions designed to safeguard car rental assets for greater peace of mind.
VPS has a wide selection of solid membrane fabrics that we customize to fit various structures for protecting car rental facilities from hail. We currently offer PFTE, HDPE scrim, and PVC options and follow a three-step manufacturing process — fabric patterning, welding, and attaching. PVC and HDPE scrim also come with color options, while PFTE is available exclusively in white.
Covered walkways offer a convenient rental experience for customers with shade from the sun in summer and protection from hail. These walkways encourage guests to walk around and browse the selection to find their ideal solution. A walkway also makes the area easier to maintain since less exposure to hail and rain can help to prevent falling incidents on the lot.
A cantilever is an ideal parking shade structure for car rental facilities that want to save space and control the flow of traffic for cars and pedestrians. The free-standing design of the cantilever takes up less room than the traditional shade structure with support structures like bracing, columns, or posts.
Solar Hail Protection
VPS combines solar power and hail protection into a single, integrated design. Car rental facilities can receive the benefits of renewable energy like the increased perception of eco-friendly practices with the public and lowered utility bills that can help to pay for the investment in the structure over time.
Mass coverage is a choice for car rental facilities that need to cover a large area with mid- to large-scale hail protection. A modular design allows dealerships to customize the unit to fit the unique width and length of their structure. Shape options also include the Panama Protector and Diamond Protector designs to fit any rental area.
Invest in Parking Protection Structures for Your Car Rental Facility at VPS
If you're looking to protect your rental vehicles while adding practical functionality and design to your property, consider investing in parking protection structures from VPS. As the leading supplier in automotive hail protection systems, we offer nothing less than the highest quality products and services delivered by some of the most experienced and highly trained professionals in the industry.
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Proven and effective hail, heat, and UV protection
Eliminates operational disruptions caused by hail
Customized design for each individual location
Widest selection of structural design options