Aluminum Shelters

Here at Aluminum Shelters dot net, Mardan Fabrication offers blog articles about aluminum shelters, particularly prefabricated aluminum shelters, also known as prefab aluminum shelters. Our goal is to help you find the best aluminum shelter or guard booth for the project at hand. Generally speaking, prefab shelters (prefabricated and/or factory assembled shelters) are small aluminum buildings that can be purchased easily and ship to location ready to install and use; prefab aluminum shelters are portable. There are lots of kinds of aluminum shelters and many styles and materials to consider when you make a purchase decision.

Aluminum shelter applications include transit shelters, bus shelters, smoking shelters, operator shelters, pay station shelters, guard shelters, guard booths, parking booths and more. Compared to steel shelters, aluminum shelters are definately lighter weight, which is advantageous to move around. An aluminum shelter, security booth or parking booth can be easily moved by forklift.

aluminum shelters

Here are the latest blog articles about aluminum shelters:

Prefab Shelter Options and Features

Prefab shelters can be customized with Mardan Fabrication. They include standard tempered safety glass, prefinished white aluminum construction and insulated roof. The shelter is able to be modified to meet customer specifications. You have the ability to change the glass to a thicker glass or even polycarbonate. You are able to paint the shelter with one of our standard colors from our color chart or can match almost exactly a color sample. The roof for the prefab shelter can be changed to be of one our standing seam metal roof or even glass roof depending on the location. The sizes for the shelter can vary from as small as 3′ x 3′ all the way up to 8′ x 16′.

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A prefabricated shelter is one of Mardan Fabrication guard booth applications. For more information about our prefab shelters, go to our contact us page.

Prefab Shelter Applications


Prefab Shelter

Prefab Shelter

Prefabricated shelters that Mardan Fabrication manufactures can be used for multiple applications. Our most popular prefab shelter application is for transit shelters or bus shelters. This allows for protection from the weather while people are waiting for mass-transit. In cities such as New York City or Boston, it’s very popular to make mass-transit so having our prefab shelters installed in the bus stop location is very important. Another application would be a smoking shelter. About 95% of all buildings do not allowing smoking inside of them. Most companies have devised a way for their employees or patrons to have a place to go smoke without disturbing or disrupting the normal flow of consumer traffic and keep the smoking in a single area versus different places. Finally, we manufacture shelters for pay-stations. These pay-stations are installed in parking lots where consumers are able to walk-up and pay for parking their cars. The shelter provides cover from rain, wind, or snow so consumers can comfortably pay for parking. Mardan Fabrication manufactures these shelters out of heavy-duty aluminum construction so they do not rust or deteriorate.

Another type of prefab shelter includes operator shelters, control booths, control pulpits, scale houses and more. These prefabricated shelters are used in industrial settings.

Additionally, a prefab shelter is also called “guard shelter”, “security shelter” or “parking shelter”. This type of prefab shelter is one of guard booth or security booth applications. Mardan Fabrication is a premiere guard booth / security booth manufacturer, building prefabricated guard booths and security booths, also known as prefab guard booths or prefab security booths.

For more information about Mardan Fabrication prefab shelters, visit or call 1-800-882-5820.

Security Turnstile Canopy

Prefab Shelter Canopy

Prefab Shelter Canopy

Mardan Fabrication manufactures all different types of canopies and shelters. Whether it is for transit shelters, bus shelters, or in this case security turnstiles, we can accommodate your requirement. When entering a property such as a bank or a stadium for example, they have turnstiles in which you have to enter through. A lot of the times they are located outside, so if you have these turnstiles, you’ll need to cover them from the weather. We can manufacture the security turnstile canopy as large and as small as you need. The security turnstile canopy is one of Mardan guard booth, security booth / security shelter applications. All Mardan security turnstile canopies are factory-assembled and prefabricated aluminum shelters. We can also customize them with color and glass options that are located on our prefab shelter design option page.

Smoking Shelter Options

Smoke Shelter Style C

Smoke Shelter Style C

Smoke Shelters are manufactured for the convenience of the employee or consumer to have a place to go and smoke while being covered from the elements. Our standard smoke shelter includes heavy-duty aluminum construction which is pre-finished white color, tempered safety glass and roof. The smoke shelter can be painted in choice of one color, multiple different types of glass options such as impact glass, lighting for night time use, and heating if used in a cold weather climate. Our shelters are able to be as small as 3′ x 3′ for one person and as large as 8′ x 16′ for multiple people.

A Mardan smoke shelter is one of our guard booth and aluminum shelter applications.

How to Choose the Best Transit Shelter Design

Transit Shelter Design

Transit Shelter Design Style C

When purchasing a transit shelter, you have to look at your job site and determine the best design to best fit your area. Mardan Fabrication has three different layouts possible for a transit shelter. You can choose a completely open front or two layouts with different glass arrangements. The shelters are manufactured prefinished white aluminum construction but you are able to customize the color if you choose. Since our transit shelters are completely custom made to order, you are able to choose from a list of options such as different glass types, different types of roof profiles, and whether or not you would like electric installed. Transit shelters can be as small as 3′ x 3′ and large as 8′ x 16′.

Transit Shelter Purchase Consideration

When considering to purchase a transit shelter for your location, you have to consider the amount of space you have. Mardan Fabrication is able to manufacture transit shelters as small as 3′ x 3′ and as large as 8′ x 16′. Our transit shelters are manufactured standard with our white heavy-duty aluminum construction, tempered safety glass and our 3″ think roof panel. Those shelters are one of our prefabricated aluminum guard booth or security booth applications. We have multiple configurations which are available on our website to choose from that will be suit what you are looking for. Next thing you’d want to consider is whether you plan on customizing the transit shelter by using different glass, painting the white aluminum shelter to another color and whether or not you plan on having our standard flat roof or custom standing seam hip roof.

Transit Shelter Style A

Transit Shelter Style A

Elevated Control Booth

Liquid natural gas facilities across the country all have trucks coming in and out 24 hours a day to receive fuel for delivery. There is a constant need for someone to be controlling the traffic of trucks in and out of the facilities. Mardan Fabrication manufactures a prefabricated control booth that allows for an individual controller to make sure the flow of traffic is going well and that all the shipments are happening. This particular control booth is elevated high up in the air.  They used a crane and strapped underneath the booth to lift it up and place it on the elevated platform.  This elevated control booth was custom manufactured with special glass in order to have a non-obstructed view for the controller to look down upon the drive lane. This control booth is one of Mardan Fabrication’s guard booth applications. To learn more about Mardan guard booth applications, go to our official guard booth website.


Guard Shelter Applications

Guard Shelter

Guard Shelter

Guard shelters, also known as guard booths provide the best possible security for any sort of application. Whether it’s a parking lot, warehouse, or school, our prefabricated guard shelters are the answer. We can provide a shelter as small as 3′ x 3′ and can go as large as 12′ x 20′. The guard shelters or guard booths are manufactured out of prefabricated aluminum construction so they do not rust or deteriorate. Customers have told us that they really like the aluminum construction because it requires minimal maintenance to keep it in tip top shape. This particular guard shelter, guard booth or security booth is located outside of the Jewish Federation in West Palm Beach, Florida. The shelter is 4’8″ x 7′ long and can accommodate comfortably one security guard. It is manufactured out of prefabricated aluminum construction and also has Low E insulated impact resistant glass. This shelter is State of Florida modular building approved to meet 170mph wind load requirements.

Transit Shelter Options

Transit Shelter

Transit Shelter Style B

Transit shelters are becoming more and more necessary with the increase of people using public transportation. Many drivers are choosing to use the bus or ride-sharing service to save money on automobile and fuel costs. Mardan Fabrication manufactures a prefabricated transit shelter that has many of options. We manufacture the shelters out of prefabricated white aluminum construction. Included in the transit shelter is tempered safety glass, 3″ insulated roof, and anchor clips. When you visit our website, you are able to see an extensive list of options. Whether you are looking for a customized hip roof, tinted glass, different types of glass, multiple shelter configurations, and paint colors, you can choose whatever you would need in order to satisfy your requirements.

Customized Transit Shelter

Transit Shelter

Transit Shelter Style C

Aesthetics are very important to someone purchasing a transit shelter. The purchaser has to take into account what the surrounding buildings look like. Most of the time, you don’t want to purchase just an ordinary shelter that would stick out like a sore thumb. Mardan Fabrication offers numerous amounts of options to allow the purchaser to customize the shelter to match mostly all different types of designs. Mardan Fabrication manufactures transit shelters as small as 3′ x 3′ and can be 8′ x 16′ or even larger depending on what the customer needs. Multiple roofing options, glass types and paint colors are available as well. This particular transit shelter was manufactured with a hip roof and colonial style window mullions. This shelter was going to be placed in front of a marine location that had a colonial style look. The other reason this shelter was perfect for that particular custom was because the shelter was manufactured out of aluminum which doesn’t rust or deteriorate next to the ocean. In addition, this transit shelter is a prefabricated shelter, also known as prefab shelter that is pre-assembled, and can be purchased easily and shipped to location ready to install and use. Further the prefab shelter is easily moved, and portable.