What is The Longevity & Durability of The Domes？
No place like geodesic dome! Its unique design creates more space than any other structure. The spherical structures form a short-term or semi-permanent ideal occasion for both commercial functions and dwellings. Thus people love it because it’s a major attraction and adds more value to their uses. When comes to the longevity/ durability of the domes, and how to prolong their lifespan in use, it involves some aspects – selection of materials and maintenance. So how about Shelter Domes? Read on and you will know.
Engineered to The Highest Standards
The geodesic structures intersect to form triangular elements, which have local, triangular rigidity, and so distribute the structural stress throughout the geodesic sphere. They feature high structural stability and can be used as temporary or semi-permanent buildings. Though they are stable, proper and the highest quality materials must be chosen for the safety and durability.
- Framework Materials
Our dome frames are engineered with galvanized Q235 steel tube to be both durable and strong, maked our dome a high strength structure. The geodesic dome structural lifespan is over a decade. It can hold heavy snow loads and handle high winds up to 75 mph. Depending on your situation and needs, we offer various frame pipe size to reinforce your dome.
But if you are going to set up the dome tent in areas with extreme weather conditions, our dome frames can be made of aluminum alloy, which has up to 20 years of service life. The dome tent can be customized by our engineering team to ensure enduring structural integrity.
galvanized steel + powder coated
- Cover Materials
Dome tents are usually used for sitting on exposed sites. The fabric for your dome requires special consideration to ensure adequate durability in relation to the exposure to the sun and rain. Covers we use are made of durable, waterproof, mildew resistant, and flame retardant fabrics. It can work well even you live in a area with high UV. It is a 850 g/m2 block-out white PVC fabric and has UV protection that extends the life expectancy to 5 years.
If you live in a wet area with high moisture, we recommend glass sheets because they are more resistant to mildew and damp weather, making it reliable in wet environments.
Daily Maintenance Is Also Essential
To prolong the lifespan of sphere tents includes daily maintenance other than the selection of main materials. Fabric is easy to clean, thus you can give the dome cover a regular clean in daily uses. Fixing the fabric tightly to minimize pulling. We also recommend storing the tubing and cover properly in a dry place when the dome is not in use.
If you have any question about the lifespan and maintenance of dome structures be sure to ask in the comments or send us a message for the discussion.