Time and time again, we’ve seen Monolithic Domes survive Mother’s Nature’s greatest wrath: from Category 5 hurricanes in Florida to EF5 tornadoes in the Midwest. Awareness has been growing in recent years of just how strong these building are. So strong, in fact, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is now providing funding to schools and other public entities that build domes that double as community disaster shelters.
Soon there may be a label to go along with all the real-world examples: World Safest Severe Weather Buildings. That’s what Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine is suggesting about Monolithic Domes in its debut issue. In the series of articles on the topic, the magazine outlines how the steel-reinforced concrete buildings are used for everything from coastal homes to bulk storage facilities. Of course, they also point out that the spray foam used for the buildings’ insulation leads to unparalleled energy efficiency.
While Monolithic Domes may not be the only option for protecting against severe weather. They are a viable, reasonable and affordable one.