How do you prepare your mountain home for the weather? It starts during the design phase. Western North Carolina is a full, four season climate. From winter snow to dry summer heat, homes built in the mountains needs to be able to accommodate these shifts. We’ve compiled this free guide to help you understand what you should be considering before you even break ground and understanding how weather impacts home design for mountain homes. Considerations include: how to thoughtfully plan for things solar shading; how will I heat my home if the power goes off during a snow storm?; what about water runoff during heavy rain?