Hypedomes, known for their all-season charm and flexibility, bring you cosy retreats and unique experiences throughout the year. However, if you’re planning a winter sabbatical from your beloved dome, here are some easy-to-follow steps to properly tuck it in for its own winter nap. This guide will walk you through a simple process to secure your resting Hypedome garden igloo ensuring it stays in great condition for years to come.
Step 1: Consider Your Electronics
Thinking of leaving electronics in your Hypedome for the winter? If you’re popping in for the occasional snowy retreat, your basic electronic devices such as an electric heater, bluetooth speaker or LED lights should be just fine, as they can usually brave the chill. But if your dome is going on full winter hibernation, it’s wiser to rescue your gadgets from the cold and damp conditions by moving them to a cosy indoor spot. After all, you don’t want to start spring with a tech revival mission!
Step 2: Store Sensitive Furniture and Accessories
Winter is a time to cosy up, and that goes for some of your furniture and accessories too. While most items are perfectly fine in your Hypedome, a few delicate pieces might appreciate extra attention during the cold and damp months. If you have upholstered or wooden chairs that prefer not to shiver, consider giving them a winter vacation in a dry, warm spot. This way, your favourite furnishings remain in great shape, ready to make their grand return in the spring. Remember, it’s not about a winter exodus for all your items, just a small winter gesture for those extra-sensitive pieces.
Step 3: Clean the Interior
It’s cleaning time! Think of it as a farewell party for leaves, twigs, and other freeloaders that crashed your dome during autumn. Sweep them out to prevent any uninvited mould or rot from setting up camp. This not only keeps your dome tidy for winter but also prepares it for a grand reopening in spring.
Step 4: Secure and Check Fittings
Time to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and inspect the dome’s fittings. While Hypedomes are expertly designed to withstand strong winds, it’s wise to give them a little check-up, especially after a particularly blustery spell. When you’re inside, take a moment to examine the screws, focusing on areas that might get more exposure to wind gusts. If you notice any that could be tightened up, a quick tightening session will ensure your Hypedome stays stable and secure all winter long.
Step 5: Seal Windows
Seal those windows tight! This step is a triple threat against winter’s chill, the sneaky snow, and the rogue humidity. Plus, it’s your best defence against gusty winds. A well-sealed windows ensure your Hypedome remains a tranquil haven, no matter how blustery it gets outside.
Step 6: Secure the Door
The final step before leaving your dome for the winter is to properly secure the door.
Make sure your zip Roll Door is closed in a way that prevents any water or snow from getting inside. Pay special attention to the bottom part of the door membrane, which is slightly longer than the door frame itself. Make sure this part of the membrane is turned outward. This smart positioning helps to protect against water or snow sneaking in, making sure your Hypedome stays nice and free of leakage all winter long.
If your Hypedome is equipped with a solid Port Door, simply close it. For enhanced security, you can lock the Port Door with a key. With these steps, your Hypedome’s entrance is thoroughly safeguarded, all set to brave the winter season.
Step 7: Reopening in Spring
When spring rolls back around, it’s time to wake up your Hypedome from its winter slumber. Swing open the doors and windows, and let the fresh breeze do its magic. A quick check and tidy-up, and voilà – your dome is ready to step back into its role as your favourite chill-out spot.
Preparing your Hypedome for a winter break is pretty easy. Just follow these steps, and you’ll know your special hideaway is safe and sound, ready for use when warmer weather returns. Enjoy the versatility of your Hypedome, knowing it’s designed for year-round pleasure but can also be safely stored during the off-season.