Important tips you must know when checking the quality of geodesic domes

Livestock Shelter (6 x 6m x 3.7H)

Several polygons make up a geodesic sphere, which approximates a true sphere in shape and size. There is also a geodesic dome which is part of a geodesic sphere. Geodesic domes have enabled the construction of various buildings and roofs, ranging from 5-100% of a sphere in size. A dome designed to build a house is generally formed from a series of triangles that form three-quarters or five-eighths of a geodesic sphere. A geodesic dome is an efficient structure in several ways.

Listed below are some tips that will help you determine the quality of a geodesic dome


Geodesic structures can be built from a variety of materials. For added protection, the dome shelters utilize galvanized steel that has been powder coated for an even better finish. As the frame must last for years without rusting or any other damage that may result from exposure to the elements.

Thickness of framework

It is also important to check the thickness of the framework. Once your dome shelters are up and running, check local wind and snow loads requirements. You can provide the geodome’s destination postcode when you contact Quality Domes Direct, and our engineer will determine what framework you need to meet local restrictions.

Outer membrane

The outer membrane of a geodesic dome shelters is undoubtedly one of the most crucial components of the structure. Therefore, your potential supplier such as Quality Domes Direct should be able to provide you with certificates of longevity and fire retardancy. Additionally, you should check the thickness of the outer cover and the level of protection it provides. The supplier should be able to advise you on the correct membrane colour so that you can prepare ahead of time.

Entry doors

Entry doors should be included in your list of priorities. First, select the type of door that you would like to have. You may want to arrange these locally, or perhaps you would prefer your supplier to provide you with these services. The importance of the doors, especially in a rental situation, should not be underestimated. There is a tendency for guests not to be delicate with door usage, so you should avoid solutions with zippers to avoid this type of problem. Undoubtedly, it is better to choose an option that is more solid.


Ensure that they are designed in such a way that they fit well inside the geodesic dome shelters. For example, is the outer cover velcroed, or are the straps welded into it. Thus, it would be good if the front window could be velcroed instead of welded to the outer membrane. It will make it easier to replace the front window if it is damaged without the need to cut the membrane down, take it off, or completely replace it. Make sure you buy a high-quality membrane by verifying with your supplier how it is made and designed.

At Quality Dome Direct, we understand that you have a wide range of dome shelters options to choose from when trying to decide which product is best for your home or business.  Therefore, we are proud to announce that all our products are SGS Certificated, feature above-industry-standard covers, and have a unique quick-lock anchor system to ensure their integrity and longevity. So, if you are looking for temporary living space while building your dream home or if you need an additional workspace for your existing facility, dome shelters from Quality Dome Direct is the best solution to your needs.

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