Have you seen a geodesic dome before? A spherical shaped roof, with triangular sections that create this eye-catching bubble. Yes, this is the geodesic dome. Yet, everyone always wonders what exactly are the perks of a geodesic dome? Why would someone even want this for a house? Below are the benefits of living in a geodesic dome home.
1.Domes are energy efficient
Homeowners from all over are getting savvy when it comes to energy-efficiency. A geodesic dome is a great way to help improve the energy-efficiency of the home. This means less wasted energy, lower monthly energy bills and a more eco-friendly home all around.
The geodesic dome is a structure made from struts set on a large circle. Yet, it is the curved ceiling and walls that help with the heightened energy-efficiency. This helps prevent wasted energy because it naturally forces air to travel in an efficient way throughout the space because there are no stagnant corners, as opposed to bouncing off walls on traditional homes.
2.They cost less
Domes cost less to build and install. A geodesic dome roof uses approximately a third less surface area to enclose the space compared to the same volume of space in a traditional home. When it comes to man-made structures, the geodesic dome has the most enclosed space for the least amount of material.
3.They have the strength to withstand disasters
The great news for homeowners is that this type of structure can also help protect them when disasters like earthquakes, tornados and hurricanes hit. While not everyone faces hurricanes or tornadoes, heavy winds are associated with many storm fronts. The geodesic dome holds up against heavy winds during storms well and withstands heavy snow loads.
These are the only structures whose strength increases as the dome increases in size. The strength of a geodesic home is twice of a traditional structure. Geodesic homes are strong, aerodynamic structures that offer the largest ratio of weight to volume than any known structure.
The materials most geodesic domes are built of, galvanized steel tubes and components, are also resistant against fires, rust and water. Not to mention, since they are easy to assemble and disassemble this makes them easy to move them from one location area to another if necessary.
4.They are easy to build
Building a geodesic dome is a lot easier than building a contemporary structure that requires a lot of money in the form of labor and building materials. To put up a geodesic dome structure is a lot easier as the parts that make up the dome are lightweight an easy to assemble and disassemble.
If you are interested in geodesic domes be sure to contact a reputable dome builder to explore your options.