Pros And Cons Of Geodesic Dome Houses

benefits and drawbacks of Geodesic dome houses

Pros and cons of Geodesic dome houses

Houses can be built in almost any shape or size as you deem fit and it stops only when your imagination stops. However certain shapes are more conducive to you as compared with that of others. Many houses have original and unique designs. Majority of them will be sharing a particular similar characteristic and their faces will also be plane and rectangular. Planar building designs are used more but geodesic designs have become a major part of the popularity. There are plenty of benefits to the geodesic dome homes. These are nothing but just the houses constructed in the shape of the dome either totally or partially. Geodesic dome houses can stand with better level of high winds, earthquakes and hurricanes. The appearance of geodesic dome houses is unique and their construction methods are also very great. If you are thinking of having a geodesic dome house then you must be aware about its pros and cons for better understanding.

Pros

  • Structural integrity

A proper geodesic dome house is very strong. In places like Greenland where there are very high winds, installation of geodesic houses can avail you with significant advantages. These houses are also very much good for air circulation and heat and thus they are also perfect fit for cold weather.

  • Speedy construction

Majority of the geodesic dome houses are prefabricated. This can avail you with relatively low cost for construction that too in those places which re having high labor costing. It is also very beneficial if the local weather is making the construction problematic. Generally the prefab elements are also light weighted and small. This will make the transportation of the materials really easy to the site which is not the case with steel prefab materials and concrete prefab materials.

  • Lesser expensive construction materials

The units of geodesic dome houses are small, very cheaper are used in there which lowers up its total costing. Geodesic dome houses is built from various layers like interior panels, stucco, outer shell, outer skin and such others and hence it is possible to employ cheaper materials which are closely related from those combination from while geodesic dome houses are built.

Cons

  • Primary disadvantage

The basic cons of such types of roof are that they need planning permission in most of the cases. Getting this planning permission is very much difficult. Many people have an opinion that geodesic dome houses are very weird and they don’t fit with the vernacular and usually object to their construction.

  • Secondary disadvantage

If such homes are not properly designed or build then chances are there that they leak very badly. In such cases the craftsmen don’t generally have idea as to what they are building because of the prefabricated elements.

Top 4 Tips To Organize Your Garage

Organize your garage with proper tips

Ways to organize your garage

Garage is usually that place of the home which is neglected the most. No one pays much attention towards garage. This is the reason why garage is the messiest space of your home. But if you organize your garage in a proper manner then you can make your garage a way more useful and accurate space. Organizing your garage is a big project and also a tiring one. As garage is a big space filled with lots and lots of stuff which you never use and thus it makes more difficult for you to organize your garage. Here are some of the tips to organize your garage.

  • Have a ceiling storage system

Having a ceiling storage system is one of the best ways to organize your garage. By installing a ceiling storage system, you would be able to get more floor space to park your car. You will be able to organize your garage in better manner if all your things are placed on your ceiling. It will avail you with more space and you will be getting more space to fit in your more stuff and also avail more space in your home also.

  • Store garden tools smartly on the walls

It is a one of the smartest ways to organize your garage. When you have garden tools and such other supplies then you must use your mind and store such things on the walls this will also allow you to have more space on the floor and you will to able to manage more things in less space. You can also install pegboard system in your garage and organize your garage in more efficient manner with this pegboard system.

  • Make your garage more than just storing stuff

If you have a huge garage and you are also availed with an extra space to park your car then by making it just garage and filling it with extra stuff is wastage of place. Thus you must think and organize your garage in such a way that it can also be used for different purpose. You can convert your garage into an extra bedroom or guest room. You can organize your garage more efficiently and convert it into home office. If you already have office then you can organize your garage in such a manner and make it a home gym.

  • Organize your garage into different zones

When you are using your garage for multiple purposes then it might be confusing as which thing is where and it might be also difficult to park your car in a space filled with too many things. Thus here is an easy solution. While organizing your garage, you must divide your garage into various sections. Organizing your garage in such a manner will avail you with ease in parking your car and also in finding different things whenever needed. You can also label the sections with the type of things they are having. By doing so you will not have to remember which you have kept which thing of yours.

 

 

How To Organize Your Closet

Closet organisingOrganizing your closet can be a boring task for many people while some of them find it really interesting. But believe me; organizing your closet is really a good thing. While organizing your closet, you might find some your stuff which is missing since a long time or you come across some old photograph and you are drawn back into memories. Hence, organizing your closet is an exciting job to do. Organizing your closet also gives you satisfaction and happiness as you donate that stuff which is not needed and this thing gives you real happiness. If you are organizing your closet, you must do it the right way. Here are some of the tips as to how to organize your closet.

  • Take all your stuff out

The starting point of organizing your closet is to take all your stuff out of your closet. You can use your bed to put your stuff. Taking all your stuff will enable you to have a fair idea as to how much space you have in your closet.

  • Clean your closet

After you take all your things out of your closet, you should clean your closet. When you keep your stuff for a longer period of time in your closet, it definitely has some dirt or dust inside it. So take a damp cloth and clean each and every side and corner of your closet also clean the drawers.

  • Sort out the stuff

After cleaning your closet, you must have a look at the stuff you have taken out. It might look too much to you seeing all your stuff out of your closet and that in unorganized way. But don’t panic seeing all this. Differentiate your stuff; keep clothes on one side, accessories on one side, shoes on one side, scarfs on side and other different things on one side. While doing so you might also come across things which don’t belong to this closet. Put those things out of your closet and shift it to some other place.

  • Donate unused things

While you are organizing your closet, you might come across some stuff which is no more in use and still it occupies space in your closet and creates mess. Thus pick all such stuff out of your closet and donate them. By doing so you can get extra space in your closet and you can organize your stuff more comfortably.

  • Organize stuff back in closet

Once you are done with donating unused things, you are left with useful things to be fit in your closet. You have already soughted your stuff. Start with placing your clothes. Put your accessories in drawers so that it doesn’t get tangled with other stuff. Place your scarfs in the hanger so that it will not cover space in closet. Allot one shelf for your shoes. If one shelf is not enough for shoes then you should pack some of them in boxes in place it outside your closet.

Dangers Due to Leaky Roofs

Leaky roofYou might be tangled in many of the important work and issues. But you must have an idea which works are to be prioritized. Talking about home related issues, you may be facing so many issues, repairs and maintenance problems. But if your roof is having any damage or leak then leaving all the work aside, put up your focus on the roof repair and its maintenance. There can be many reasons as to leak damage like damage due to wind or storm, improper roof installation, low maintenance and many more. But once found any issue, you must quickly resolve and put your roof back to normal. Negligence can lead to cost for your safety and heavy expenditure. At initial stage it can be recovered quickly with low expense but with the lapse of time the level of damage increases along with increase in cost. Here are some of the dangers which are seen due to leaky roofs.

  • Attic and ceiling damage

The first and foremost part of your house which faces trouble due to leaky roofs is your attic. The things stored there get damaged when your roof starts leaking. If your house does not have any attic, then it directly damages your ceiling. If the size of the leak is very large, it will leave a patch on your wall. The paint and plaster also gets deteriorated and then it gradually reaches to the wall nearby the ceiling and wall will also get deteriorated. These roofs also lead to destroy your ceiling fans and lights.

  • Mold and Mildew

One of the most serious problems emerging out from the leaky roofs is nothing but mold and mildew. It is such a serious problem that could not be got rid of easily and is also much costly. It’s like a communicable disease, it spreads in each and every commodity of your house starting from your HVAC systems to even your furniture, from the carpets to the clothing. It spreads through the vents. Molds also have types. The most common of which is black mold which evolves from the chronic water intrusion. The rarest of these molds is toxic black mold. Non toxic mold gets on to damage your floor covering, wood framing, ceiling tiles and walls.

  • Health problems

You might be shocked to know but it’s the hardcore reality that mold can lead to serious health issues. Mold affects persons with nasal congestion, inflammations, rhinitis and asthma very quickly. Mold spores cause critical health problems leading to asthmatic symptoms, allergic reactions and many of other issues.

  • Fire hazard

It could be too dangerous if your attic or ceiling contains electric wiring. Water damages the wiring. Leaky roofs can lead to fire through shorted wires. Due to these leaks your whole home can be put on fire. So it’s advisable to turn off the electricity to the affected area to stay away from fire troubles. Get an electrician to examine the area and then only turn on the electricity keeping in mind your safety.