How much does a dome cost?
Pricing depends upon your specific needs. Our sales and technical team will work with you to design a customized solution based upon your personal requirements.
How durable are the domes? What is the lifespan of a Shelter Dome?
Our geodesic domes have an estimated lifespan of at least 10 years and include a five year manufacturer warranty on the dome structure and materials.
The dome's structural frame is high quality Q235 anti-rust galvanized steel pipe, which is considered one of the world's most durable metals for outdoor use.
The synthetic fiber marine grade exterior lining has a double faced PVC coating which is water-proof, mold and mildew resistant, UV resistant, flame retardant (B1 DIN 4102/ GB8642/ NFPA 701) and incredibly rugged. All seams are joined by strong high frequency welds.
Our technical team factory tests all materials before shipping to make sure that our products adhere to the highest quality standards and arrive to you, our valued customer, in excellent condition.
What can a dome be used for?
Our geodesic domes can be used for personal residences, extra rooms, guest houses, rental cabins, special events, greenhouses, home office, storage area and any other needed space.
Is the dome a permanent structure?
How well does the dome resist salty coastal air?
How well does the dome perform in cooler, rainer, high altitude climates?
Its windload is 80 - 100 km/h. It can stand temperature between -40 degree celsius to +70 degree celsius.
How secure are the dome?
Is it possible to join multiple domes together?
Yes, domes can be joined together in custom configurations and connected with awnings or tunnels.
What are the dome sizes? Can I order a custom dome?
Shelter’s geodesic domes come in standard sizes from 5 to 20 meters in diameter but if you prefer a unique size or customization we can work with you to design a dome that meets your specific needs. We help fine tune your idea into a concept and make it a reality.
Can I place windows on my dome?
Yes, you can design your dome with multiple window types and configurations.
We offer a center dome skylight, large bay or small round transparent PVC windows, round openable glass aluminum alloy frame windows and we have a simple triangular roll up PVC fabric window with heavy duty mosquito proof screen.
Can I print a logo or change the color of my dome?
Yes, you can print a logo on your dome and change the color of the PVC fabric.
How can I ventilate and cool my dome?
Shelter Dome’s can be designed with ventilation in mind. Your dome can be customized with as many windows, screens and doors you like, plus we have a roof mounted Solar Fan Extractor to exhaust hot air and help stimulate more airflow.
Standard air conditioners and fans can be installed and are recommended in the humid tropics to maintain your dome cool and dry.
Can my dome be ordered with more than one door? What kind of doors are available?
You can decide the amount and types of doors you prefer on your dome according to your requirements. Optional doors include a round PVC door, double or single wing glass doors, and wooden doors.
Order & Delivery
How do I pay for the dome?
50% at signing of your order agreement
30% When your dome ships from Asia
20% Final payment when dome is delivered at your site
Where in Panama can you ship my dome?
We can deliver your dome package anywhere in Panama that has road access.
Once ordered, how long before my dome is delivered?
Estimated Production-Delivery Time Frame:
Production - 30 - 45 days
Shipping from Asia to Panama - Four to six weeks
Customs Import Clearance - Two weeks
Panama City to Site - One to two days
*Complex customized or very large orders may experience increased production times.
Do you provide a platform for the dome?
On which type of ground can I set up my dome?
Is the construction included in the price?