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Dome Ceilings

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DOME KIT SPECIFICATIONS

Dome ceilings are a wonderful selling feature when showing prospective home buyers. What promises to be an instant conversation starter can also be customized to your measurements. Did you hear it? Your prospective home buyers just said, “WOW!”

Material

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
(High Grade Moisture Resistant)

Dome Tie The dome tie will change in size and shape to adequately account for the quantity of rafters and ensure proper spacing along the outer ring.
Purlin Ring Ceiling domes larger than 18 foot may require an additional supporting ring, called a purlin ring, that sits atop the rafters and ties into the dome tie for added support.
California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

HOW TO MEASURE A DOME KIT

  1. Measure your framed box to the nearest 1/8”. 
  2. Determine if you’d like to have a light ring. 
  3. Choose the style of your ceiling dome: soft, half-circle or elliptical. Note the height required for the half-circle and elliptical arch styles along with the suggested height of the soft style. 
  4. If you choose the soft style, determine your height. 
  5. Enter the location (place) where the ceiling dome will be installed in your project (for example: Dining Rm, Master Suite, Dining Rm, Entry, #1 Dome Ceiling).

HOW TO INSTALL A DOME CEILING KIT

Every dome ceiling kit comes with tailored installation instructions to your specifications. It's as simple as measuring and marking the placement of the each ring, hanging your dome tie, and then nailing the dome rafters in place. If you can color by number and operate a nail gun, then you can install one of our dome ceilings.

HOW TO DRYWALL A DOME CEILING

Drywalling a dome ceiling is comprised of measuring the curvature, cutting the drywall to the curvature, forming and fastening in place.

QUICK TIPS

  • Wetting the back of the drywall (as shown in the video) will make the drywall easier to bend.
  • For a tighter radius, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.

FAQ

How long does it take to get my dome ceiling?

Depending upon the size and style of your dome ceiling, it could take us as little as 3 business days to manufacture or as long as 10 business days. Then add a few days for shipping. 

  • Soft & Half-Circle Style: 3 to 5 Business Days 
  • Elliptical & Dual Radius Style: 5 to 10 Business Days

How do you ship my dome ceiling?

Depending upon the size of your dome ceiling and/or the size of your total order, it will either ship in boxes via UPS Ground or in a crate via UPS Freight. Normally dome ceilings less than 8 feet will ship UPS Ground, and anything larger will ship UPS Freight. Once your order has finished processing (usually 1 business day after order), you'll be notified when and how it will ship. If you’d like to know before you order, call us and we’ll let you know.

How do you finish dome ceilings?

Drywall, plaster, wood veneer, brick veneer, trim, tile… the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your dome ceiling to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours. You can also watch our "7 Creative Ideas to Finish Your Ceilings & Archways" YouTube video.

what our customers are saying

We’re a fan of the groin vault kits from Archways & Ceilings. We have been using them for a few years now and the quality and the ‘WOW’ factor their groin vault kits create are well worth the cost. Plus, their customer service is excellent!

Nick Fisher/ Owner

Dream Structures LLC, Springdale, AR

We were absolutely satisfied with our dome ceiling. The service and communication we got from Archways & Ceiling was top notch. We would highly recommend working with them and using their products.

Nuchem Grunhut

Done Right Construction, Monroe, NY

I would highly recommend Archways & Ceilings for coved ceilings. Their kits takes what can be a hard task for a carpenter and makes it into a simple project. The savings over other products we have used like Styrofoam is significant with better durability.

David Hanson

Hanson Carlen, Spokane, WA

Archways & Ceilings does a great job on all of their products. Specifically, we have been using their barrel vaults exclusively since 2009 and the exact precision with which they are made cannot be replicated in the field by traditional stick framing methods. For a truly high-end finish and a shape nothing short of perfection, Archways & Ceilings materials are the way to go.

Les Owens

LRO Residential

Archways & Ceilings is a great company to have as a resource.  We know that when we take on projects that require a variety of arched ceilings, we can count on them to come through.  We recently completed a project that required an elliptical barrel vault that intersected with 6 half circle arches at different heights which they call “Igloos.”  This ceiling came out terrific and came out like the architect spec’d.

Todd Handwerk, President

Calais Custom Homes, Southlake, TX