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Automatic Car Wash Building Sizes

New Horizons customizes their glass car wash building per your specifications. There are some standard sizes, widths and length available, to get your started, but every New Horizons is different and unique to your business.

When researching the type of automatic car wash building that is right for your business, there are a few things that you should take into consideration:

* Large car wash buildings do not necessarily mean more hassle. In fact, a larger automatic car wash building can actually improve the performance of your car wash operation.

* When planning your car wash construction, keep in mind that a longer automatic car wash building gives you more flexibility in the types of equipment you can include in your car wash enclosure, giving you additional revenue generating greater opportunities.

* Cars dry best when there is more drip space between the wash section and the dryer; you definitely what to take this into consideration in your car wash construction plans.

* A well-lit automatic car wash building gives your car wash great street visibility and presence. Remember during the planning of your car wash construction that the longer the car wash building, the more presence your car wash business will have.

* Another benefit of going with a long automatic car wash building is that they provide your car wash business with increased output, as two cars can be washed in the long automatic car wash at once. The increased capacity of the car wash means that your customers won’t be scared off with the sight of a long line. More cars means more revenue for you!

Light Your Automatic Building

Lighting your car wash structure is critical in this day and age! Not only does it allow for customers to see how their vehicle is being washed, feel safe, and possibly entertained (set your colored lights to music!), but it also adds to curb appeal, illuminating your car wash for passers by. New Horizons has recently partnered with G&G LED to bring you the most complete LED packages. Head over to our Accessories page to check out more. Together, we'll make sure you're keeping the lights on.

Gable Overhangs and Awnings

Adding a two foot gable to your car wash roof during your car wash construction is an attractive way to finish the look of the building. Both of our overhangs and awnings are constructed of powder coated aluminum and polycarbonate that matches your custom color choices.

Knee Wall Upgrades

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Retractable Roof Panels

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Equipment Rooms

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Car Wash Size Considerations

Many of the most successful car washes aren’t big or flashy. But if you want your new business to stand out, there’s a number of benefits to building the biggest facility possible:

  • improved output for higher profit margins
  • better visibility to attract drive-by traffic
  • more potential for expansion down the road
  • ability to offer custom detailing services and other premium features
  • improved drying time adds to a more professional-looking end product

Additional Features

Chaseway
Our powder coated aluminum chaseway is a great way to hold gas, electricity and water supply lines in an attractive conduit. A chaseway is a necessary addition to any automatic car washes building.
Delivery
Consolidated to a single delivery directly to your work site on factory trucks to assure on time scheduling.
Engineering
Stamped drawings are site specific and reflect individual location requirements.
Exterior Passageway Doors

Exterior passageway doors allow personnel to access the main car wash building. Car wash construction that includes heavy duty aluminum doors provide secured access. Passageway doors are effective safety measures for customers using your facility and also aid in meeting local building code requirements.

Fasteners
All fasteners used are stainless steel.
Finish
Factory applied electrostatic powder coated surface per customer approval of color provides superior protection and appearance.
Frame
Pre-engineered and fabricated modular building compromised of extruded aluminum and factory welds of such thickness and depth as to satisfy loading requirements. Makes use of concealed base sidewall fasteners. Overhead doors are framed for 10’x10′ doors, not supplied by New Horizons.
General Structural Specification
Rigid framed aluminum, polycarbonate and glass glazed structure, sold as a complete unit.
Installation
Installed by factory personnel or your general contractor.
Personnel Doors

Personnel entry doors in wash bay fabricated with extruded aluminum and tempered safety glass.

Roof Glazing
Ten millimeter; co-extruded, CC-1 fire rated, bronze tint polycarbonate panel (per CCSI International, Inc. specifications).
Sidewall Glazing

Single glazed clear tempered safety glass panels measuring 46″ x 125.25″ x 5mm. Double glazed tempered safety glass available.

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