How to Buy a Yurt: Some Tips from Colorado Yurt Company

By |2018-06-29T09:06:22-06:00June 29th, 2018|

You want a yurt. You have some land. You’re ready to jump in and buy one. Then, you see “DuroLast Roof”, “Bender Board”, “Dome Lifter” and “SIPs Deck”- and probably have a lot of questions.

One of our 20′ yurts at Ayanchin Lodge in Mongolia

We’re always happy to answer questions via email or phone, but here are a few quick explanations and suggestions for you:

Most important, you want an engineered yurt. Your yurt should stay strong when the wind blows in the spring or when the snow piles up in the winter. Not all companies make engineered yurts, but EVERY Colorado Yurt is an engineered yurt. Our CORR brackets are standard- so you don’t have to buy an upgrade to get the yurt you need and want.

Our engineered yurts stand up to heavy snow

The rest of our standard yurt package includes one door, three windows, 7’2” lattice wall, rafters, compression ring, clear dome, heavy roof fabric and durable welded-laminate wall fabric. Other companies charge extra for this wall fabric, and don’t offer a color selection like ours. This fabric is the best choice for longevity, durability and seam strength (with welded seams, not sewn).

We offer an array of wall colors

Which upgrades do you need? In our decades of experience, we’ve learned that most yurt customers select these:

Glass windows are a very popular choice, as well as French doors or an extra door.

Engineered yurts need to be pitched on a deck. Every customer has questions about decks. While some build using our suggested plans, others choose a SIPs deck. SIPs is an abbreviation (Structural Insulated Panels). They are a foam insulation center with OSB on each side, creating an insulation “sandwich”. These make a great insulated base under a yurt. They can be installed on a beam system with mobile home piers or on top of a larger deck, creating the necessary raised footprint for the yurt. Finished flooring can be installed right on top of the SIPs.

SIPs deck

Another common question is about bender board. This is a necessary component of the deck, wrapping the round deck with a thin flexible piece of material where the wall fabric attaches and the lattice is contained. We can include it in your order, or you can find it on your own.

Installing bender board

After 42 years of doing this, we have a good thing going. We provide our customers with the best quality yurt and the best buying experience. To learn more about our product differences click here.