Why Consider Domes for Your Structural Constructions
Generally speaking, there are lots of benefits that come with having a dome as your type of structure and some of these are like the fact that they happen to be so low in cost, fire resistant, cost effective and as well call for minimal costs in terms of maintenance. Check out the following for a look at some of these benefits explained in their specifics.
By and large, there has been a lot of cases of hurricanes and tornadoes hitting some parts and areas. In order for a building to withstand the devastating effects that follow a hurricane and or tornado, the same should generally be rated as equally high in its resistance to such strong winds. Domes have been proved to have such a high resistance to winds, often rated at up to 200Mph which basically allows them to withstand a host of these. One case in hand that proves this is the case of the 2004 hurricane that swept Florida which left a host of structures damaged while for the domes that were along its path remained intact and survived the effects of the same.
Added to this, you should consider the fact that there are some other natural disasters such as earthquakes that can wreck serious havoc on a property and domes have proved to be quite resistant as well to such. The reason for this is considering the fact that in the event that you have a dome shaped structure integrated with your floor plan, you will achieve so much when it comes to strengthening the whole building as a unit which in the end makes it quite resistant to such natural disasters as earthquakes that would shake it on its foundation.
The other beneficial feature there is with the dome shaped structures is their high resistance to fires and as a fact, they are often considered to be non combustible. Oftentimes where there happens to be some cause of inferno from outside, the result would often be seen in some minimal cosmetic damage o a dome, in which case it is often only on the outer layers of the dome. Domes have this concrete layers under the polyurethane foam layer and this will never burn as such acting as such a good insulation to the interiors.
The other benefits of dome structures worth mentioning are such as the fact that they often happen to be quite low in maintenance and as well low when it comes to insurance. By and large, this can be explained by the fact that for a number of the common risks against which we take insurance covers like fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, dome structures have proved to be quite resistant to such and this typically serves to lower the rate of insuring such property going forward.