Here are a couple reminders so you get the best out of your yurt and a few more so you spend a wonderful winter…
– don’t forget to anchor the toono’s (dome) central rope to a heavy weight or to a ring in your platform if you expect strong winds. This is important! Your yurt could be twisted… or even act as a UFO if you fail to do so!
– make sure the top two outside circling ropes are always tight (especially in Winter)
– varnish your exterior wooden parts (at least once a year) – ask us if you’re not sure which product to use. TIP: In very sunny or harsh areas, the door paint’s life can be prolounged by adding a canvas cover on the door if you leave your yurt for extended periods.
– inspect your toono for any cracks ( mostly on top part) and seal or even reinforce
– get rid of excess of snow on the roof. TIP: if you’re leaving your yurt for an extended period in winter, add two provisory bagaanas (central posts) under the toono.
– Make sure you are using the proper house wrap (Weathermate Plus from Dow, Flexgard Aspire from Intertape Polymer Corp. or Novawrap Brand, ASPIRE (TM) Premium Building Wrap) and that it is properly installed. TIP: add a plywood waning above the door to divert rain (ask us for pictures or advices!)
– canvas can be cleaned and treated – see YURT TIPS below on this page for more info or call us)
– if your yurt is installed properly, you should not have any water infiltration or condensation problems. Call us if you experience any troubles – close the toono when it’s raining first, 😉
– make sure your platform rim and door are well sealed to the platform (silicone) and the house wrap taped to the door