Until now, yurt manufacturers have restricted their engineering data with footnotes indicating that only balanced snow loads have been considered. But ski resorts, snow cat operations, high mountain lodges need more. Their rugged alpine conditions yield a winter’s worth of deep powder and big winds mixed with constant freeze/thaw cycles–and these almost always result in unbalanced snow loads. That’s why we engineered the strongest yurt ever.
In real-life, unbalanced snow load conditions create torsion and tension which significantly impacts the structural capability of a yurt. Wind and drifts typically pile all the snow on a north quadrant of your roof while the sun melts the south side clear. The Winter Stout Alpine Yurt is engineered with three-dimensional analysis which shows the Winter Stout Alpine Yurt can support bigger snow loads than most stick-built homes. The engineering confirms that a single quadrant of your yurt roof–the north side or the leeward side–can handle four times the ground snow load stated in the chart below.
What does this mean for you? You can depend on the Winter Stout Alpine Yurt in serious snow load conditions at high elevations for residential and public use. It also means that you can document the structural engineering for building officials as you would for any building–without footnotes or exceptions. Engineering analysis is available. Give us a call at 800.288.3190 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Winter Stout, it’s damn strong!
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