Geodesic domes

Would be interesting to hear some storys from any people who have given one of these things a go.

The first roof i done while in business was a 4 storey dome, was an experiance! All i can say is, im glad it was charge up :mrgreen:

Was a timberline Geodesic dome that i had done here in New Zealand. A English guy imported it from the states, 50 year Tamko shingles came with it.

When i got the inquiry about roofing the dome i done a little research and found that shingle warranties are void as soon as they are used on them. The owner was not even aware of this at all, go figure.

Any way, the floor was laid 3 years ago, and i just found out the other day that its still not finished.
:roll:

a geodesic dome should really be roofed in somthing like Sarnafil or IB or some other high quality membrane.

I did one in 97 and still no problems. It has an Elk 25yr hickory. Before we did the job I looked inside with the owner. I noticed leaks, mostly in the ridge area. Since there is no possible way to properly vent this thing, we went with an ice and watershield on the complete roof. I had seen several done without ridge, but felt they didn’t have a good appearance. We tried to lap the shingles over the headlap of the ridge, when we could. Basically we trusted the watershield to do it’s job. I think we have a photo on our website of it.
http://www.discount-roofing.com

we do them in cedar shakes here in new england.

Did one in the Eighties. Went by there the other day and it still looks good. GAF shingles.

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I forgot to add, that as an authorized GAF installer, the rep who checked it out said the warranty would be in force. Dutch-Lapped corners and all.

Looks awesome Tinner :mrgreen:

[quote=“rooferama”]I did one in 97 and still no problems. It has an Elk 25yr hickory. Before we did the job I looked inside with the owner. I noticed leaks, mostly in the ridge area. Since there is no possible way to properly vent this thing, we went with an ice and watershield on the complete roof. I had seen several done without ridge, but felt they didn’t have a good appearance. We tried to lap the shingles over the headlap of the ridge, when we could. Basically we trusted the watershield to do it’s job. I think we have a photo on our website of it.
http://www.discount-roofing.com/quote

30 lb felt came with the tamkos, so hopefully it does its thing :roll:[/quote]

[quote=“tinner666”]Did one in the Eighties. Went by there the other day and it still looks good. GAF shingles.

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Nice work :smiley: