jkisha wrote:Ill be curious to hear whether the paint helped (and that it didn't crack or peel,)
So how do you handle the tape anchors? I assume that you don't run tape over the roof from side to side when you make them, or you'd end up cutting your folding hinges when disassembling. Or do you even use tape anchors with that design?
I integrated two tape anchors into the tape that sealed the one seam holding the two roof halves together. Make one anchor on the free end of the tape, and have another piece of pvc and 12" of cut tape ready for the other end when you tape the seam. We did three more anchors near the corners with the tape ends running up the roof and over the nearest hypotenuse roof joint (does that make sense?). The hypostenuse hinges are on the outside, so I just left the anchor tape tales stuck to the roof and cut off the pvc. We'll see what the tape tales do next year, they may come right off, or they may stick forever, either of which is fine with me so long and the hinge holds.
I may be wrong, but the UV worries you have would be right if the yurts were left out Months at a time. Yes? Now I have seen plenty of tape go south both in sunlight an stored in sheds. The sheds tapes get chalky and de-laminate. ( I use good duct tape )
So if the sun is the only concern about the tape and it's used 10-15 days a year, then it should last a few years before it goes south I would think..?
I've done this for 3 years, the UV worries are solid - I tear of a shit-ton of tape off the yurt every August preparing it for the playa. You can see which panels were exposed to the sun and which weren't - the tape on my interior wall panels looks almost as good as new after 3 years. I flipped my roof panels over this year, hopefully extending the life of it. I'll do the same with the walls next year when I want to invest in more silver spray paint to cover the R-Max logos.