How cold does it get?

It’s that time of year again when way more than half of our phone calls ask, “….can you build us a home in the spring?”  After a brief conversation it rapidly becomes apparent that what folks want is for their new home to be built before winter, not after!

Rather than ask about spring build, I suggest you think about a winter build!  In many ways Springtime is the most difficult time of the year for construction because of MUD.

Several years ago, we had a nice springtime project under way in Westford Vermont and evidently it was a super muddy spring; our trucks and equipment were constantly getting stuck in the mud and although the project ended very nicely it did take a lot longer.

Just this past winter we delivered homes in both January and February; one was here in Chittenden County and another in Windham County.  Oh sure, we had to plow some snow away, but it wasn’t difficult at all.  The ground is frozen, so it is virtually impossible to get hopelessly stuck.

Ask the men that are setting the homes and they will always prefer the winter days rater than when it is 91 degrees.  There’s the old joke about, “… can only take so many clothes off in the summer but it’s easy to add one more layer in the winter.”

Take a look at today’s photograph and you will see the men setting a module on the foundation and there was a lot of snow.  This was up near Elmore Vermont and it was insanely cold that day.

So far this winter we have slightly more homes on order that we normally have to be set on their permanent foundation.

There are a lot of very specific advantages to building in the winter.  If you would like to continue this conversation  give us a call at  (802 985-5855

We would love to hear from you!

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