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:

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┬áthat 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.

Control Pulpit

Many different companies have a lot of different operations that need to be controlled in a specific area. Mardan Fabrication manufactures a control pulpit, control booth or operator shelter that can be customized to meet customer needs. The control pulpit is manufactured out of prefabricated aluminum construction. It is manufactured out of prefinished white aluminum, tempered safety glass, aluminum treadplate floor, pre-wired electrical package which can be upgraded if necessary, plastic laminate counter and wall or roof mounted HVAC system.

control pulpit

Control Pulpit for an LNG Facility

This particular control pulpit, control booth or operator shelter was manufactured for an LNG facility. The booth was manufactured with dual pane insulated glass, two entry doors and plastic laminate workstation. The customer installed multiple electrical items in the control pulpit in order to operate the local systems. For more information, please visit our website at

When to Replace Transit Shelters

Transit Shelter S11-098 8012

Transit Shelter S11-098 8012

Transit shelters have provided consumers with protection from the weather elements. If it’s raining, snowing or windy, they are something really worth having. One thing that does happen though is being exposed to the elements wears down the material of the shelter, especially steel transit shelters. That’s when you should replace your transit shelter or bus shelters. Steel in harsh conditions will rust and deteriorate. The alternative to steel is our aluminum transit shelters. They will not rust or deteriorate over time. Plus they will last for over 20 plus years with minimal maintenance. Our standard aluminum transit shelter is a pre-finished white material with tempered safety glass and our aluminum roof panel. The shelters can be painted with our automotive paint and can be customized with different types of glass and also adding custom roofs.

Benefits of Smoking Shelters

smoking shelter

Smoking Shelter

Smoking shelters are designed to provide an area outside of a building that people who smoke can go while working or at school etc. They are designated areas because a lot of businesses or facilities do not want to have people smoking in any random areas since a lot of patrons do not smoke. Mardan Fabrication manufactures prefabricated aluminum smoke shelters that can be installed in multiple environments with many options to choose from. Whether you want a basic aluminum smoke shelter or one with a hip roof or heating and lighting, we can provide that.

This particular smoke shelter is located outside of the business school at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. This smoke shelter is also used as a transit shelter for the campus. This allows students or faculty an area to smoke while either attending or teaching classes. This particular smoking shelter was is 6′ x 12′ and is painted silver and was provided with green tinted hurricane glass. For more information, please visit our website at

The Advantages of Installing Prefab Shelters

prefab shelter

Prefab Shelter

Prefabricated shelters whether it’s for security, transit, smoking shelter etc. is an easier and more efficient way to install the shelters. People these days are looking for the least time consuming way to complete a task and this is the way to do it. They do not want to have to do any assembly of the shelter onsite. That’s why Mardan Fabrication manufactures them preassembled and prefinished.

This particular shelter was manufactured for revenue collection. It provides the consumer with cover from harsh weather conditions while paying for parking. This particular customer specifically said that they wanted the easiest and most efficient way of installing the pay-station shelter and arriving prefabricated was the way to go. For more information, please visit our main website at

Benefits of Transit Shelters

Transit Shelter Vista Style A

Transit Shelter Vista Style A

With fuel costs being so high, many people are deciding to use public transportation versus driving their own vehicles. Taking public transportation means you may have to wait a few minutes or possibly longer outside for a bus, taxi, or ride share. Mardan Fabrication transit shelters provide relief from the weather. Whether it is raining, snowing, or high winds, our transit shelters provide protection for the consumer using public transportation. The transit shelters can be as basic as three sided glass with an open front. All the way to having a standing seam metal roof, shelter being painted, custom glazing or electrical package. The transit shelters maximize the ability for consumers to use public transportation without having to inconvenience themselves with poor weather.

This particular transit shelter is located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. They have multiple bus stop locations for the students to wait for transportation around campus. This transit shelter was painted silver with a 3″ overhang and has green tinted impact resistant glass. The size of the transit shelter is 6′ x 12′.

Aluminum Shelter Design Options

Aluminum Shelter

Aluminum Shelter Style A

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 Offload a Transit Shelter

Mardan Fabrication aluminum shelters such as transit shelters are a popular item because they are extremely light in weight and do not rust or deteriorate under harsh weather conditions. When purchasing the transit shelter, all you’ll need onsite is a standard forklift to offload and set the shelter. Use the forklift to get underneath the mounting skid in order 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.