Have You Considered the Benefits of a Geodesic Dome?
Although not the most common roof style, the geodesic dome is quickly becoming more widely used. One of the main reasons is that more homeowners are becoming savvy to what this roofing style has to offer. It’s not just about a unique appearance, it is about all that it has to offer consumers who choose to go this route.
Is the Geodesic Dome Right For You?
You’ve seen it before – an almost spherical shape roof, with triangular sections that square it off a bit. Probably the most infamous one is the roofing used for Epcot Center. Yet, you can’t help but wonder – what exactly are the advantages? Why would someone even want this for their home?
Seattle homeowners are notorious for getting savvy when it comes to energy-efficiency. A geodesic dome is a surefire way to improve the energy-efficiency of your house. That means less wasted energy, lower energy bills and a more Eco-friendly home.
The geodesic dome is a structure made from struts set on large circles. Yet, it is the curved ceiling and walls that help with the heightened energy-efficiency. This style of dome helps prevent wasted energy because it naturally forces air to travel efficiently around the rooms, as opposed to bouncing off the walls.
This style of roof uses approximately a third less surface area for enclosure compared to the same volume in a traditional style home. When it comes to man-made structures, the geodesic dome has the greatest ratio of enclosed volume to weight.
The good news is that this type of structure is also known to be better equipped for helping to hold up against storms. While we may not deal with hurricanes here, we get strong winds associated with certain storm fronts. Your geodesic dome will be more likely to hold up against the torrential weather.
The bottom line is that if you are looking for an energy-efficient roofing system that is lighter, more structurally sound, requires less materials and happens to be cost-effective, look no further than the geodesic dome.
The Pros Who Know
Since starting in 1983, Star Roofing and Construction, Inc. has been a household name, when it comes to roofing and construction. We are experts in our field, including the specialty of geodesic domes. Don’t keep wondering, give us call today and find out more about the benefits that you can expect, from having this style of home.