Aluminum Shelter Design Options

Aluminum Shelter

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When a customer goes to purchase an aluminum shelter, they must take a lot of things into consideration. The main reason they need the aluminum shelter, the size, the type of glass, type of roof and whether or not the shelter is painted. Mardan Fabrication has an extensive list of options available. Whether it’s being manufactured for a transit shelter, smoke shelter, waiting area to name a few, we can accommodate the need. The shelters are manufactured with prefinished white aluminum construction. If the shelter needs to be painted, we have a very large choice of colors from our color chart to choose from. We also have our standard 3″ overhang and 8″ high fascia roof profile but can do a standing seam hip roof if you prefer a more customized look. Lastly, the shelters are manufactured with clear tempered safety glass. You can choose insulated glass, impact resistant glass, or polycarbonate if you want something different. A tinted glass option is available as well. For more information, please visit our website at

How to Install Aluminum Shelters

how to install aluminum shelters

How to Install Aluminum Shelters

Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters have many different applications. Whether it is a smoking shelter, bus-shelter, waiting station or pay-station shelter, these units are very easy to install. Mardan manufactures the shelters and preassembles them for shipment. They are mounted on a wooden skid for easy removal from the truck. This also provides extra structural integrity during shipment. Once the shelter arrives at the job site, all you’ll need is a forklift to offload it from the truck. Once it’s offloaded from the truck, forklift the shelter to the final installation location and place it on the concrete pad. Making sure that everything on the site is correct, go ahead and lift up the shelter and remove the mounting skid so you can lower the shelter directly on the concrete slab. The shelter will need to be level so shimming may be necessary. Once its level, go ahead and anchor the shelter into the slab. The size of the concrete slab and anchor size should be determined by a local engineer who is familiar with the local code requirements.

Aluminum Shelter Applications

Aluminum shelters can be used for many different applications. They can be used as a bus or transit shelter on a college campus or main road of a municipality or can be used as a pay-station shelter or even smoke shelter. The aluminum construction is best suited for harsh weather environments because the shelters do not rust or deteriorate. Whether it’s rainy or snowing, the aluminum shelters withstand all the elements.

Aluminum shelters vs Steel Shelters

Aluminum shelters are very light in weight and are easily moveable. They can be used for pay-stations, smoke shelters, and transit shelters to name a few applications. The reason I would pick an aluminum shelter over a steel shelter is because the aluminum doesn’t rust or deteriorate in highly volatile conditions. Coastal areas that have parking lots with walkup pay-stations that require the shelter would be a perfect application for the aluminum whereas steel would eventually rust. The aluminum shelters are manufactured out of prefinished white aluminum construction. If the shelter is painted and the painted is scratched, it will not rust and all you would need to do is apply touch-up paint in that particular area. You wouldn’t have to grind it or sand it in order to prep the area to repaint the shelter. Our aluminum shelters can also be engineered to meet local building codes.

Benefits of Aluminum Shelters

aluminum bus shelters

aluminum bus shelters

Mardan Fabrication manufactures aluminum shelters for different applications. Whether it’s for a pay-station cover, bus stop, or smoke shelter, MFI can create custom designs to meet customer requirements. A big advantage of using our aluminum shelters versus steel or wood is that the aluminum shelters do not rust. Whether the booth is installed on a beach for consumers to pay for parking or a bus stop in a highly cold climate, it’ll provide you with the aesthetics, quality and durability you are looking for. Another positive for using aluminum shelters is that they are extremely light in weight. This will allow for the shelters to be relocated if it’s required based on the application. For more information, please visit our aluminum shelter page.

Aluminum Shelter

aluminum shelter

Aluminum Shelter Applications

Prefabricated aluminum shelters are able to be used for many different purposes. Whether it’s for transit shelters, smoking shelters, pay-station shelters etc. to name a few. These aluminum shelters because they are prefabricated aluminum are extremely light in weight and require minimal maintenance. Another positive reason to purchase a prefabricated aluminum shelter is because they are non-corrosive. So if you have a location near the ocean for pay-station shelters or bus shelters, these won’t rust or deteriorate. The prefabricated aluminum shelter can be designed to engineering to meet local building code requirements.

aluminum pay station shelter

Aluminum Pay Station Shelter

Parking lots all across the country are moving towards a self-paying pay-station. Providing shelter for these pay-stations is important because when the consumer is paying for parking, they want to be comfortable. This particular pay-station shelter is located about 50 feet from the ocean. The prefabricated aluminum shelter is 4′ x 6′ and is manufactured prefinished white. This pay-station shelter also included a ceiling-mounted fluorescent light fixture which includes a photo-cell. The prefabricated aluminum shelter was perfect for this location because it’s so close to the ocean and the aluminum doesn’t rust or deteriorate.

aluminum transit shelter

Aluminum Transit Shelter

College campuses have many students that get around with public transportation. Prefabricated aluminum transit shelters in this case are perfect because they provide shelter to different weather conditions and provide the necessary environments to wait for the transportation. This particular shelter is located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a 6′ x 12′ shelter painted silver and is manufactured with green tinted glass as requested by the university. Because of the extensive list of options, these shelters all can be customized to meet any requirements by the customer.

Prefabricated Aluminum Shelters

aluminu shelterMardan Fabrication, Inc. manufactures aluminum shelters for a wide variety of purposes including bus stops, smoking, transit, and passenger-waiting areas, as well as pay station shelters. These aluminum shelters also offer an aesthetic appearance along with protection from tough weather conditions.

Prefab aluminum shelters give you a variety of designs, size and configurations to suit the needs of your particular location and personnel needs. Whether you want a completely open front wall, or wish to enclose all but a pass through “doorway”, as Mardan shelters are built to order, you can always have the exact wall layout you need.

The installation of the prefabricated aluminum shelters is relatively simple because of the low weight of aluminum construction. In addition, a portable aluminum shelter is easily to clean and maintain. Moreover, the use of prefab aluminum shelters is advantageous in coastal areas, since the prefinished aluminum material does not rust or deteriorate with constant exposure to the ocean air and high salt conditions.

Mardan Fabrication provides aluminum shelters that will last through harsh weather conditions while offering comfortable features such as heaters or lights to make users comfortable and safe. Mardan Fabrication’s custom design abilities allow you to personalize your own aluminum shelter to suit your needs. The options available for our prefabricated aluminum shelter include Sliding or Swing-type doors, tinted glass or polycarbonate glazing, fan-forced heater with push button control, 70 Watt HPS Light with photo cell control, benches with or without backrest, and dome style roofs.

All Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters are shipped fully assembled and ready for immediate installation. For more information about our aluminum shelters, email us at, call us at 1-800-882-5820.