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A partially assembled 38.5 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit. Click pic to see more.
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The lowest two levels of the building
There are many ways to waterproof the exterior surface.
ECONODOME HOME BUILDING KITS
DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE:
A VERY STRONG HUB CONNECTION METHOD THAT INVOLVES
FIRST STITCHING PRECISION CUT STRUT ENDS WITH DECK SCREWS
AND THEN INSTALLING DOUBLE CRISS-CROSSED METAL STRAPS
as shown below in the drawing and picture.
The Straps Tension themselves when attached due to a forced half twist.
This node connection method puts all struts ends in both compression and tension.
FACTORY ATTACHED TPO SHINGLES
This innovative feature enables you to waterproof
your dome roof much more quickly on the job site.
TPO shingles extend 3" beyond the edges of the panels.
6" screws and 1-1/4" washers (shown below)
are used to secure the exterior panels to the frame
under the TPO at all exterior panel perimeters.
After the panels are attached to the EconOdome roof frame,
THE LAPS ARE ARRANGED TO SHED RAINWATER.
THEN the 6" overlaps are "tack welded"
using a heat gun between the laps and
your gloved hand outside the laps.
You can both bond and smooth most of the area
between TPO laps without using the roller.
This will help prevent wrinkles when you
heat weld the outside edges of the laps.
using both the heat gun & a small silicone roller.
A digitally operated heat gun costs $40 at Home Depot.
Other brands of heat guns are also available online.
Heat welding TPO shingles prevents high wind damage.
A dome roof can be also be waterproofed with
composition shingles, metal shingles, or roof coatings.
painted-on waterproofings and site-installed shingles
will require more labor and expense than
factory attached lapping TPO shingles.
Triangle panels are easily attached to the exterior of the EconODome frame
with heavy duty 6" screws and 1-1/4" galvanized steel washers
(included with all panel kits)
Our standard ceiling and roof panel is shown below and
will pass building codes where R-38 roof and ceiling insulation is required.
Our upgraded ceiling and roof panel is shown below and
will pass building codes where R-49 roof and ceiling insulation is required.
In order to stop any possible condensation
inside the dome and in order to stop
any possible mold growth...a perfectly sealed and
highly insulated shell made with inorganic materials
must be installed outside the building frame.
Installing a continuous layer of insulation
outside the building frame also stops air infiltration.
This all helps to shield the interior from weather.
A non-combustible mold resistant cover sheet
is laminated outside the insulation panels
in order to provide a durable, non-combustable cover sheet
under a thermoplastic membrane that will not absorb water.
Commercial buildings are sealed with thermoplastic membranes (TPO & PVC)
over a cover sheet over rigid insulation sheeting.
Homes built with EconOdome Kits are insulated
and waterproofed using this same roofing method
Homes built with EconOdome Kits are protected from the weather
(temperature, rain, snow, hail, & wind)
using the same roofing methods and materials
used to protect expensive hotels and commercial buildings.
We offer two types of thermoplastic roofing membrane products:
60mil TPO and 60mil PVC. The brand will depend upon product availability.
Standard TPO and PVC colors include: white, tan, and gray.
Custom TPO and PVC colors:
will add 20% to the cost of the Exterior Panels.
Using PVC shingles instead of TPO shingles will add 20% to Exterior Panels kit cost..
If you wish, please do request more roofing products info
by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our dome home kits are called
"EconOdome Kits" for a reason.
Comprehensively designed EconOdome Kits
manufactured by Faze Change Produx
can help you to ECONOMICALLY build an awesome dome home.
CUSTOM FLOOR PLANS
If you wish to order a custom floor plan
If you wish to discuss design options
We have many already drawn floor plans in stock.
This dome home was built in New Mexico and is
clad with fire safe DensDeck Prime Roof Board.
This southwest style dome home in New Mexico includes a large sunroom between the house and garage.
This home also features custom interior woodwork and three floor levels above the walk-out basement level.
Exterior insulated panels were made on-site.
All on-site labor for this dome home
was provided by family and friends.
More insulation and sheetrock was installed from the inside.
This dome home has a radiantly heated concrete floor
that rests on a raised and retained bed of gravel.
We call this the "MesaBase" floor and foundation.
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A gas water heater and a water circulation pump
are used to heat the concrete floor.
Some geographic locations, where building codes are strict,
will not allow the construction of the MesaBase foundation
without professional structural engineering approval.
Perimeter 2x6 riser walls and 2x6 trapezoids are included
so you can have two floor levels and a place to put doors and windows.
All other materials will need to be purchased locally.
Pre-assembled riser wall frames and trapezoid shaped frames|
are assembled at the factory.
Custom framing for doors & windows is included with all EconOdome frame kits.
Triangle panels made of rigid insulation and DensDeck cover this dome.
Screws with large washers were used to install
DensDeck triangle panels over insulation sheeting.
The seams and washers are covered with cloth saturated with resins.
More waterproofing is applied to the surface with paint rollers.
We have found that embedding lapping layers of saturated stretchy cloth
between layers of rubbery waterproof coatings
over the entire exterior surface
helps to ensure a longer lasting waterproof surface.
We recommend the use of Tropi-Cool 100% silicone waterproofing,
if you wish to use paint-on waterproofing products to seal your dome home.
What the people say about building with EconOdome kits.
The EconOdome home design begins with the end in mind.
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