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. For a structure to withstand the sweeping and highly destructive effects that follow a hurricane or a tornado, the building should be so high as well in its ability to withstand the same, being able to stand 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. For a fact to prove this, consider the hurricane that swept Florida back in the year 2004 in which most of the dome structures that were in the path of the hurricane, managed to survive and remained intact while others were brought down by the hurricane.
Earthquakes are the other kinds of natural disasters there are and domes have as well been established to be quite resistant to such effects as would be from a natural disaster as an earthquake. 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.
Fire resistance is the other benefit that has been seen with dome shaped structures and as a matter of fact, most of these kinds of structures have been considered 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.
More on the benefits of these kinds of structures, domes, consider the fact of them being low in costs of maintenance and overall insurance costs. This can be readily seen from the facts seen above that tell that domes are generally resistant to fires and some of these natural disasters like earthquakes and tornadoes which happen to be some of the most common risks as such lowering the rate of premium to pay for insurance the property.