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What You Need to Know Before Buying Property in a Mountain Environment

Homes, Condominiums

Proximity to the ski resort and views from the property are important, for your life-style and enjoyment and resale value.

To contend with alpine/mountain temperatures, construction should include sufficient insulation/either 2X6 framing or 2x4 framing with high yield insulation, and double/triple paned windows.

Radon is prevalent in the Rockies (decomposing granite) and a radon check is necessary on existing structures.  For new construction, vents for radon should be installed in foundation.

Roof should be ventilated so it can breathe and condensation will not build up.

Metal or shingle roofs are both appropriate, but if metal is used understand that snow will slide off and could end up blocking entry ways, driveways, etc.

Drain pipes should be placed around structure, even if it is on a slope.

Front or back of home should face south or west for optimum sun exposure/heating.

Check on options for snow removal, and ease of access during heavy snow periods.

Land

Proximity to the ski resort and views are important, for your life-style and enjoyment and resale value.

Be sure property has access to water and sewer systems, or if not, can provide water through a well, and soil suitable (will perk) for a septic system.

Check on options for snow removal, and ease of access during heavy snow periods.

Be sure footprint of house can be located on lot to maximize sun exposure.

 

 

 
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