American Ingenuity's 22’ & 27’ domes were specifically designed for garages. These garage domes are two-frequency icosahedron geometry whereas the home domes (30', 34', 36', 40', 45' & 48') are three-frequency icosahedron geometry. This geometry differs from our other domes in that the 22' & 27' utilize fewer but larger panels.
By having larger panels, Ai can create a wider opening that is needed for a garage door. Previously a 34’ dome was needed to pull two cars in side by side. Now you can have a two-car garage in a 27’ dome, which is more cost effective. The 22’ dome provides an economical one car garage using 3½” E.P.S. insulation. Either of these garage domes can be connected to another dome by a link that is one riser wall wide or the dome can be built independently from the house dome.
Garage Entryways take up three risers whereas standard and high profile entryways take up two risers. So if you have two garage entryways on the first floor of your garage dome, you can have only one door dormer. If you have one garage entryway there can be a possibility of five door dormers. If you have no garage entryways you can have up to five door dormers and five window dormers on the first floor.
22' and 27' Garage Entryway panels consist of 3 1/2" EPS wrapped in steel mesh with no concrete applied.
An Ai dome building kit includes all the panels for the dome shell and includes the panels for one entryway. The Plan's Price does not include an engineer seal or an energy audit.
GARAGE DOME, 22’: has 373 sq.ft. on the first floor and is designed for a one-car garage. A 9’ wide garage door can fit in the garage entryway. There can be a loft area for storage. The loft area cannot have any window or door dormers. A link connected to a 22' dome is about 5.5 feet to 6 feet wide with a standard length of five feet.
Garage Dome, 27’: has 540 sq.ft. on the first floor sq.ft. and is designed for a two-car garage. It can have a 16’ wide garage door in the garage entryway and the second floor can have 297 sq.ft. The second floor can have window dormers but no door dormers. A link connected to a 27' dome is about 6.75 feet wide with a standard length of five feet.
Garage Dome, 30’: has 641 sq.ft. on the first floor and is designed for two small cars with the cars pulling in one at a time and each car parking on a diagonal. The 30’ garage door is 12’ wide. The 30' second floor can have 395 sq.ft. The second floor cannot have any window or door dormers.
Garage Dome, 34’: has 823 sq.ft. on the first floor and is designed for a two-car garage with the garage door being 14’ wide. The 34’ second floor can have 571 sq.ft. The second floor can have window dormers but no door dormers. (Just to clarify, if you are choosing between a 34' or a 36' garage, we believe the 34' size is best suited for a garage. We recommend the 36' dome for a house. As a result we do not post any 36' garage plans on our web site or put any 36' garage plans in our Stock Floor Plan Booklet.)
Garage Dome, 40': has 1,178 sq.ft. on the first floor and can be designed for a four-car garage. It would require two garage doors, each could be 16' wide. Each set of two cars would share one garage door. The 40' Dome second floor can have 886 sq.ft. The second floor can have window and door dormers.
Q: What is the tallest and widest garage door you can have and in what size dome?
Q: Can you do garage entryways in the 45' and 48' domes?
Q: What is the cost to build a garage dome?
Q: Are garage plans priced separately from the other plans?
Q: I want to have a dome home and a dome garage. Will there be a price reduction on the garage plans?