One major project (below) for 2021 was this cluster of "Game Day rentals located a short walking distance from the stadium. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 baths in each 2,000 sq ft dome. The most common remark from the DOZENS of people who stop by each day is," I never dreamed there would be so much ROOM in here." Cantilevered 2nd floor helps a lot but we had room for more space upstairs. Wanted to leave room for this entry to benefit from the natural light.
Fooks who built their domes with no cupola have seen, "hot roof" and shingles deteriorating far short of their normal lifespan. Rotting decking, and framing is common. YOU GOTTA LET EM BREATHE. The cupola adds a space for the overpressure to dissipate and not condense the moisture out of the air. The indirect light replaces the heat gain form skylights and no leaky seals. A lifetime repair. Cathy only screamed a little when she came home for lunch and her house was decapitated (briefly)
Our radial framing is the reason for our tested and certified wind rating of 250+ mph. That's shell only. Add in the interior framing and it's a whole different ( stronger) story.
Joe and Dixie sure captured a southwest flair in this design!
Dome on right is AFTER Katrina couldn't knock his old dome over, though it DID inundate it 12'. This ones 16'6" above the flood line and you can see the elevator on the front.
Wrap around decks are my favorite things
Ahh...A nice roomy place to shower...with a friend?
Entrance and birds eye view of Natural Mystic Eco friendly tattoo friendly dome in Louisiana.
The RSA tower in Mobile Alabama.
The RSA Tower in Mobile. We had the responsibility of providing the copper for the "wings", making it green, and providing supervision of the installation at 42 stories up.I would face the core during on- site meetings. Simply could NOT lookout over the bay. Smart alecks took me up the first day in the outside elevator KNOWING I was scared of heights, then later admitted there was an inside elevator.
Sure looks different without the scaffolding in place!
THIS view always made my stomach flip flop looking out over Mobile
This monster had a partial dome built into the middle of two other full domes. You can't see the full basement under the entire structure.
SOME WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS AND DOME IN LAWS
I’m writing this to anybody needing dome repair, remodeling or thinking of building a dome. John and the guys at New Age Construction, are the ONLY people to trust with your dome project.
They’re expert, competent, and fair.
Trying to keep this saga short….We had a dome built in 1982 by Domes America. That’s right…the last big recession complete with 21% construction loans and 16% mortgage. We chose a dome because it was quick to build, efficient, and a lot of room for the money. A very open design with 3 bedrooms, a loft and full preserved wood basement. A wonderful space that was perfect for a young professional starting his career. My wife and kids loved the open feeling while the wood stove in the center kept the house very comfortable during even -20 degree weather.
As with any home natural wear and tear dictated it was time last year for a remodel. I found John on the internet and after one call knew he was the man to oversee this entire project. From the newly added cupola, fire egress dormers, and roof and all things related to the dome itself he was the man in charge. After a few false starts we were able to find a local contractor to work with John on the project. I acted as general contractor to facilitate cooperation among the chosen trades while we moved to an apartment. Air-room, a local company in Chicago was chosen to assist in what was to become quite a major project. We moved out in February and back in December.
New doors, windows, floors siding, drywall refinished, upgraded appliances, and a new larger garage and gazebo rounded out the project (pun intended).
Key to the success of the entire project was John’s expertise and guidance. There were a lot of windows that had to be brought up to code as well as the cupola and new roof. His son Dan followed up with a roofing crew that is top notch. Just days after the roof was installed we had an episode of 80+ MPH winds. No blow offs or leaks. Since then we’ve had a similar event, again with no problems. I’m glad we got rid of those cedar shakes. The new look is modern as well as being the best looking roof the house ever had.
My wife was initially hesitant at the sheer size of the project but not a day goes by that she doesn’t comment on how much she loves our new dome.
I’m just a “domebell” through and through, and love it when big storms come in off Lake Michigan while I sit in my dome secure and safe in the knowledge that I had the best in the business at my disposal for this project. Do not hesitate to use John and his crew for your dome repair of build. They are good people trustworthy and expert at their craft.
AFTER...with a brand new pool
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I enjoy this type of stone finish. Jerry's office had so many visitors during construction we had to put up a sign so we could work.