Different climates demand different engineering requirements. High elevation, high snowfall or high wind areas call for a different approach than tropical climates where high rainfall and hot temperatures determine the design elements of a yurt. In some cases a simple yurt structure with no engineering elements may be appropriate. Our experienced staff can help you decide which options are necessary in your situation. Either way, our Yurts are designed to handle hurricane force winds, seismic activity and ultra-deep snow loads.
Here are the packages that we offer:
If snow load is a serious consideration in your area, we have several levels of upgrades to choose from. The snow load data below is for our CORR Bracket Upgrade, Deep Powder Package or Full Snow and Wind Upgrade. These are suitable for most situations. Ski resorts and other yurts at high elevation, especially if there will be times when the yurt is unheated, should consider the Winter Stout Alpine Yurt which can handle as much as 169 pounds per square foot (psf) of unbalanced snow load on a 30′ yurt. To find out what the requirements for snow loads are in your area try entering your zip code at http://groundsnowbyzip.com/. If data for your area is not available on this site, try doing an internet search that includes the search words “your county your state building codes snow load”.
|Yurt with CORR Brackets and 2″x4″ Rafters||88 psf||49 psf||33 psf||19 psf||15 psf|
|Deep Powder Package with CORR Brackets and 2″x6″ Rafters||92 psf||70 psf||54 psf||44 psf||36 psf|
|Full Snow and Wind Package with CORR Brackets, 2″x6″ Rafters and 2″x4″ Studs at every rafter end||121 psf||98 psf||79 psf||59 psf||50 psf|
*Engineering data is for reference only. Based on the assumption that the snow is loaded evenly across the roof. Combined and eccentric loads are not considered in this chart, but are taken into account on our Winter Stout Alpine Yurt data. Structural analysis is in accordance with the 1997 Edition of the Uniform Building Code and the 2006 International Building Code. Please call 800.288.3190 for more information.
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