Cold Air Penetration 101.

So far we have talked about how Dense Cold Air basically forces it way into your home through all kinds of tiny cracks and crevices.  The air wants to force itself in because it is so much more dense and has a greater weight.  That weight pushes against the warm air inside and forces itself inside.

Today let’s look at some spots where the Cold Air Penetrates into your home.  Remember we are chasing those things that when fixed will make a significant improvement and are cheap.

Winterizing your home!

It seems as though local print media along with TV and radio are all broadcasting information about how you should proceed to make your home more energy efficient.  All this as winter slowly creeps up on us.

Over the next couple weeks or months we will make an effort to show you those things that are easy, effective and cheap.  We will also point out those helpful things that despite being helpful make absolutely no sense.

As winter approaches the phone rings! Where were you?

This fall Vermont Modular has become a very busy place.  Last week we ordered a big house for central Vermont and as we speak there are two homes in the plant being built.

It seems as though all summer long people are “…at the beach” enjoying summer in Vermont.  But, just in case you haven’t noticed the leaves are turning and almost everyone has turned on their heat.  I’ve had the heat on for a couple weeks. 

It happens every year without fail.

We live here in Vermont where many will comment that the weather is simply awful.  Much of the year it is cold, snowy, ice covered, windy, and for some us just miserable.  However there is nothing quite as wonderful as a summer in Vermont.  The results of my very NON-scientific study reports that during the summer people are at the beach, eating hot dogs, and simply enjoying summer, worries about winter’s cold are ignored.

How about fresh air? Sounds like a good idea!

Yesterday we finished the discussion of Septic Systems and today it might be a nice change of pace to talk about something that actually smells nice – fresh air

Every time we build your new home to be more and more and more energy efficient it means that less and less heat is lost.  In order to significantly cut back on heat loss we must stop Cold Air Penetration and conversely we are trying to stop Heat Loss.

Let’s be spectacular today! OK?

As we have been learning and finally building our new home we have consistently talked about either Ranch Style homes that are all on one floor or the other day we talked about “Affordable Capes.”  Both styles of homes represent quality and value!  Don’t forget that every home is 100% Custom Built and incorporates all kinds of Energy Efficient features.

With all that as our background today we are going to venture off into the world of truly up-scale modular homes representing even greater values.

How about a brief tangent today

Now that we have learned all kinds of terms from joists to jack studs to rough openings and so on………, perhaps it might be helpful if we took a look at exactly what it is that people want in their new homes.  After all, if we are about to build our imaginary “Dream Home” we might want to build what is most popular.  Right?  Sure!

It seems as though Americans are mildly divided as to what they want.  On one hand we have The Millennials and Gen Xers as compared to Boomers and Seniors.

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