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Old 10-07-2017, 10:55 AM   #11
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Thatís great news Jeff. I am going to follow your lead on brushing while itís raining.

Going into the second winter with my Surely Yurt, all is well! Thanks Steve!
Great. I would like to set a follow-up with you actually. I will text you here this week.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:44 AM   #12
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Paint is a much better protector of wood vs clear coat. This isn't jmo. I have read long term test report where a man in OK finished wood with several clear finishes and oil based paint. He then left them in the weather for years.

Without going into detail, the paint was still in fine shape about seven years? after all the clear finish was blown. Looking out the wondow at a piece I painted back in the mid 90s with black rustoleum enamel. The paint is still adhereing and the wood is still in good condition. The paint film is blown and starting to chip. Now that is a superior paint lemme tell yuh.

Clear is a good finish. You do need to refinish no later then every two years though, for long service outdoors.
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I would like some more posts regarding building a covered porch over the door that attaches to the roof so that all of the rain and snow fall onto it and does not seep down onto the door or walls. Does this mean attaching extra vinyl roof material to the metal roof of the porch? I have seen a few photos w covered porches but a lot of them seem to have a gap btwn each roof, so it does not keep one out of the weather. The idea here is to have a large enough overhang to store wood out of the weather for winter

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Old 07-03-2024, 12:36 AM   #14
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If your porch is angled properly, there should not be any seepage.. My Pacific Yurt has a rain diverter above the door. Works fine.
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IMy Pacific Yurt has a rain diverter above the door. Works fine.
Rain diverter are a useful add-on for doors and windows. 👍
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Old 07-18-2024, 06:08 PM   #16
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As mentioned, most porch covers do overhang the rain diverter on the top cover rather than attach to the yurt's top cover. A slight gap of at least 1.5"-2" is typically there to allow strong gusts of wind to blow through, rather than trying to lift the yurt's top cover. However, some customers do attach the yurt's top cover to the roof of the porch cover. If the porch cover utilizes metal roofing you would want to adhere some roofing fabric onto the yurt's top cover and stretch it onto the decking of the porch roof and staple it before installing the metal roofing over it. If the porch cover utilizes roofing fabric that matches the yurt's top cover you can simply adhere the transition fabric onto the roof of both structures.

We have some porch cover kits available for purchase that will be in stock very soon!
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Old 07-18-2024, 09:00 PM   #17
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Hi Pacific yurt,
Thank you for this information. I spoke with a customer service person several days ago regarding a porch and was not able to get this information. No one mentioned to me that a yurt porch cover will be available soon. We spoke about my ordering the vinyl cover fabric by the yard and making it myself. I was told it would be very costly to have it custom made. Please let me know who you are and if we can have a conversation soon. We are beginning the construction of our 5 x 15 wrap around deck and porch tomorrow, July 19 and have not yet decided on the what material we will be using for the porch cover. It seems that putting on a solid roof or metal or plastic is problematic since it will be difficult to follow the curved shape. So yes, we are planning on using vinyl or some a similar water shedding fabric for the cover and attaching it to the yurt vinyl roof. Thank you Katie
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Hi Katie. Our customer service staff did not know about the porch cover kits becoming available until last week, which is why they would not have mentioned anything. You are welcome to give us a call at 1-800-944-0240 if you have questions about attaching a porch cover to the roof of your yurt.
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