Yesterday we had a home delivered up in the mountains of southern Vermont right in the midst of Ski Country.
As you can easily see from today’s photograph it is a winter situation with an abundance of snow. Actually, there was a HUGE amount of snow and it took some large machinery to clear what the town road plows had deposited at the side of the road. Then of course the snow was pushed back to make the road even wider allowing the trucks to maneuver and deliver the modules to their job-site.
A couple days ago we showed you a house being stick-built on a snowy job location. All the building materials were covered with snow and exposed to the harsh impact of winter here in Vermont.
Today we are showing you a home that has been built inside the plant within a controlled environment; nothing got wet, covered with snow, or damaged in any way by the weather.
See the white material on top of the module! That is a single sheet of water-proof plastic that has been installed to protect the modules until the roof is finished in a permanent fashion.
For those of you that have already noticed the unique color of the exterior, let me explain what you are looking at. Look carefully and you will see that the entire exterior of the home is covered with 1½” of rigid Foam and the RED lines you see are where the seams between one sheet of foam and another have been sealed with tape.
This exterior layer of foam is only one part of our Highly Energy Efficient home. The exterior layer of foam acts as a Thermal Barrier to the outside. Obviously, the purpose is to stop Heat Loss.
If you are curious why you haven’t seen this before it is because a very few builders incorporate this high level of quality in their homes. Here at Vermont Modular we include the Thermal Barrier of Rigid Foam as part of our standard building specifications.
Looking for a superior home? Give us at call at 985-5855. Since our blog post is read all over the country, that of course is in Area Code 802, right here in Vermont.
Let us know what you think!