Advantages of Domes
Talking of domes, these are structures that have a number of benefits and some of these are such as their resistance to disasters, energy efficiency, cost effective and being so low in maintenance costs. The following is a look at some of these benefits in their very detail.
Hurricanes and tornadoes have become such a common occurrence in some areas. For a structure to withstand the effects, devastating as they always are, it needs to have such a high resistance to wind. 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.
Dome shaped structures as well happen to be quite resistant to natural disasters such as earthquakes. 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. 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.
There is as well this benefit of going for a dome and this is that of low maintenance costs and insurance rates as well being low. This is generally a fact that is apparent looking at the facts seen above that tell that domes are generally resistant to disasters like fires that are some of the risks against which buildings are insured which as such lowers the rate of premium to pay for the insurance of the property.