We could quickly plunge right into a conversation and discussion about insulating on top of the exterior wall and how that impacts t
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Did you know that if your home is heated with a Solid Fuel a Programable Thermostat is not required? The major problem with that st
Obviously, every home has a foundation and every new home has a requirement that the foundation / basement be insulated. With that
We are wandering around The Vermont Energy Code and sharing with you some of the salient points but strongly sugges
The Vermont Residential Energy Code of 2015 has quite a bit to say about windows and the glass in the wind
I am fairly sure that most people have heard the term LOW-E glass or LOW-E windows. It is one of those ne
This entire week we have been talking about technological advances in building science and today let’s loo
A Thermal Bridge is a part of your home that transmits heat from inside to the outside. Or, the Thermal Bridge is a good source of
Yesterday we mentioned how the United States is the world’s leader in developing Solid State lighting and
Last week we talked about the finances surrounding the purchase/building of a new home. This week we will
All his week we have looked at finances as a part of your home project. Let’s face it without the money to pay for
As we continue our conversation about preparing financially to buy or build your new home one of the most talked about pieces of the
As you continue to work with the bank there is more for you to know or be very familiar with.
For all of you out there that are considering buying or building a new home, we would like to offer a couple tips on what works and
Yesterday we talked about whether your home breathes or not. Don’t forget – houses do not breathe, only y
Typically, whenever someone is thinking about building their new home, especially if it is a First Home they somehow always manage t
Yesterday we touched on two major forces that are about to impact the cost of building products significantly.
It looks as though the price of home construction is about to climb significantly. In the very recent pas
While you are trying to make your home look spectacular so that it will sell quickly let’s take a minute and look back at some of th