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Old 05-16-2024, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default High Winds & Roof Flapping Against Rafters

I live in a high wind area. A few times a year we have 60+ mph winds & many times we hit over the 30+ mark.

We have 2 attached 30ft yurts that have wind & snow kits & are the vinyl covering type from Great Lakes Yurt Co.

Our problems:

Our valences regularly are flapped up any time it gets windy (I've been told this problem should get less severe as this will be our first summer & the sun will stiffen them).

When it gets very windy it can make our roof quite loud as the cover moves up & down against the reflectx

insulation

& beams. I've looked at our rooft many times & it doesn't seem like we constructed anything wrong. However, it is loud & in general I don't like the movement as I worry about wear.

I'm not entirely sure whether a bit of this movement is due to the valences getting flipped up & air getting between the wall & roof cover connection.

Solutions:
1. I've thought about sealing the roof cover valences to the walls with silicone, velcro, or something similar.

2. I've thought about getting nylon strapping & creating something of a simple netting across the roof & securing it.

Is there any reason I shouldn't pursue these solutions?
Are there better solutions I'm not considering?
Any other considerations I should take?

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Old 05-18-2024, 01:03 AM   #2
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Dealing with high winds in yurts can be challenging, but there are effective solutions. Securing the valences with industrial-strength Velcro can prevent them from flapping and reduce air infiltration. Additionally, using nylon strapping or cargo nets to create a stable netting across the roof can minimize movement and noise. Ensuring the roof cover is properly tensioned and reinforcing anchoring points can further enhance stability. Implementing these measures will help protect your yurts from the impact of high winds, ensuring a quieter and more durable structure.
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Old 05-20-2024, 04:45 PM   #3
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Dealing with high winds in yurts can be challenging, but there are effective solutions. Securing the valences with industrial-strength Velcro can prevent them from flapping and reduce air infiltration. Additionally, using nylon strapping or cargo nets to create a stable netting across the roof can minimize movement and noise. Ensuring the roof cover is properly tensioned and reinforcing anchoring points can further enhance stability. Implementing these measures will help protect your yurts from the impact of high winds, ensuring a quieter and more durable structure.
Thank you. Do you have a recommendation for the velcro? the kind we tried before the adhesive came off & it didn't last.
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