|Do you have a "sick" dome?
Leaky roof, condensation problems, rotting wood, leaky
skylights, the dreaded sagging exterior panels, unhealthy
indoor air quality, moldy walls?
Dr. DomeTM can
provide answers if you have questions regarding dome
renovations, repairs or remodeling.
Natural Spaces Dome, properly built, will not have any of
these problems. However, not all domes are Natural Spaces
Domes nor are all domes properly built.
DomeTM and the
staff at Natural Spaces Domes have the knowledge and
expertise to solve your dome problems. Their answers are
based on a combined 100 years of dome building experience.
look at a few dome problems:
you click on any one of the following list of items, you
will see a picture relating to the heading along with
some notes about the problem.
you have a similar problem to those shown and want a
remedy from Dr. Dome, you will have to send or email
photos or video of your exact situation. Two seemingly
identical problems may be caused by different situations.
Over 43 years of dome building by those of us at Natural
Spaces Domes, gives us a certain amount of experience
and, we hope, enlightenment.
to see step-by-step replacement of 3 leaky skylight
to roof leaks
Extension roof at dome shell leaks
6. Wall to
roof connection leaks
walls leaning out
Deteriorated riser windows
Deteriorated basement or ground level windows
deterioration at ground level
deterioration under deck
Sheetrock turning black
Sheetrock chunks falling off
out this site:
and renovating an existing dome requires you to have a
lot of current information on updated building
The booklet "Energy Information Center" is published by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. It forms a primer on new building systems. It has the most up to date, state of the art, accurate building information anywhere!
following chapters may be downloaded below or download the entire booklet by clicking here.
1. Home Insulation
-----Indoor & Outdoor causes of
moisture -----drainage problems & how to fix them
-----Symptoms of wood decay
-----The thermal envelope:
Foundation, walls, ceilings, windows & doors
-----Heating, air conditioning & water heating
-----What causes dangerous combustion air problems
-----How to test
-----Outside combustion air for furnaces, fireplaces
& wood stoves
-----High efficiency furnaces
-----Electric Heating Systems
-----How to locate air leaks
-----Common air leaks & how to fix them
7. How to
build a dry foundation
-----Save energy with trees