Sunday, October 28, 2012
Finishing Up the Dome Cover Install...
Just a quick update about
my progress with the
dome cover installation
As you can see everything
is now white and integrated
The dome cover was cut, glued
and sealed over the entry plywood roof.
It was a challenge because the vinyl
cover was already creasing
and not laying flat. At first,
I thought it might be tension somewhere
but even after waiting for
several months for it to settle.
It just seems to be one of the cons
of this particular type of material.
I didnt have those issues
with the first cover, but it was canvas.
Because water flows best 'over' things-
the vinyl had to go 'on top' of
the existing dome entry roof.
Additional vinyl panels were added
at the bottom end / nearer the edge.
Like-wise with the sides...
from the dome to the dome entry wall.
The vinyl cover goes on top of the wall
and then additional pieces were added
to seal the top part of the wall.
I'm actually very pleased
with how it turned out and
our first rain proved it to be a success
in terms of water tightness.