To ensure our Dome covers are completely waterproof,
all seams in our fabric materials are heat welded and
all cover components (i.e., main cover, end and front
panels) are joined with storm flaps to provide additional
moisture protection. Also, all access door panels are
equipped with heavy-duty nylon zippers that will not break
in heavy winds or in extreme cold conditions to further
ensure water tightness.
Sturdy and Simple Connection
The cover of a Dome™ Shelter is secured and tightened
to the base frame using ratchet straps and turnbuckles.
The combination of steel inserts and ratchet straps are
used to fasten the main cover to the base frame. The advantage
of using steel inserts is to evenly distribute tension
along the length of the shelter and eliminate wrinkles.
Front end panels and are fastened to the end hoops using
high strength no-stretch, woven cords. All cords are threaded
through rustproof brass grommets, punched through automotive
grade seat belt fabric (i.e., material stress bands with
a strain capacity of 5000 lbs). This makes installing
the cover easy and greatly enhances the life and appearance
of the cover by ensuring it is tight and evenly stretched.
Our standard steel frame consists of structural steel
arches and purlins to reinforce and brace the frame. For
easy installation, factory welded metal inserts connect
all steel tubing in the main frame and purlins are held
in place with brackets and self-tapping screws.