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. The following is a look at some of these benefits in their very detail.
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. In fact, most of the dome constructions that were in the path of the hurricane that swept Florida back in the year 2004 survived and remained intact as opposed to the other structures neighboring them that weren’t dome shaped.
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.
One other beneficial feature there is with dome shaped structures that makes them the kind of structures to consider is that of their fire resistance as in most cases of such disasters, they have somewhat proved to be non combustible. Where there has been some exterior inferno touching on a dome, it is often the case that this gets to only cause some cosmetic damage on the exteriors of the dome, the outer layers are the parts that may be affected though minimally. 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.