How do yurts handle wind and snow?
Nomad Shelter yurts are specifically designed for extreme Alaskan conditions, with the highest dimensional strength and most robust materials and engineering in the industry. Our yurts are structurally engineered to meet winds up to 100 mph, and some of our customers have reported wind speeds exceeding that- with their Nomad Shelter yurt standing strong!
Our yurts are also designed to withstand large amounts of snow. They are rated for up to 60 lbs per square foot, and we have seen our yurts completely buried by a winter's worth of snow. The texture of the Duro-last cover material also allows snow to easily slide off the roof, or pile-ups can be shaken off from the inside with a broom handle.
What about bears or other security concerns?
The wall of a yurt may seem less secure than that of a traditional building, however they do not present as many risks as you might think. The outer Duro-last cover is a 50-60 mil puncture and tear resistant membrane, and our lattice wall is specifically engineered for strength and tighter spacing. Bears and other home invaders will most often attempt to come through doors and windows anyways, in which case a yurt is no different than any other structure. Safe food storage practices, locking up before you go, and other standard precautions will help keep your yurt as secure as possible. Home security systems can also be installed. In the event of any tears or damage to your yurt, we offer a 15 year warranty on our products and have suggestions and support for small DIY repairs.