For all of you that regularly follow our blog you know that our favorite topic is Energy Efficiency. As a Responsible Vermont company, it is one of our core values. We believe it is the responsible thing to build homes that a highly Energy Efficient.
For many years we worked closely with First Home Buyers. For numerous reasons the number of First Home Buyers has dwindled. “The Kids” looking to buy their first home are faced with the staggering cost of land. That and the fact that building materials have skyrocketed primarily because of the demand for materials caused by huge natural disasters.
This leaves “The Kids”, a.k.a. The Millennials in a difficult position where housing costs are constantly going up.
Yesterday we showed you two modules that were being delivered in southern Vermont. That delivery clearly shows you how it is so much easier to build and deliver a home that comes from an environmentally controlled plant as compared to being built outside withstanding all of mother nature’s harsh weather.
The weather forecast for tonight is COLD temps in the single digits, this frigid air is evidently going to be throughout most of Vermont and New England. Oh well……., it is February and it is supposed to be cold.
Sitting by the fire reading a book, sipping of an adult beverage, or nursing a cup of hot chocolate – doesn’t that all sound fantastic! It is what’s called snuggly warm and comfortable, or one of winter’s great joys!
Technically speaking a modular home is comprised of sections or Modules that a built in a controlled environment and then transported to a job site.
One of the significant advantages is that work at the home site and construction of the home can be done at the same time. Obviously, if you are considering a commercial building with multiple rental units this is a huge advantage as you project will be completed quicker and most assuredly on time.
So, today is Friday! We have worked hard all week long and now it is time to be thinking about our weekend. What do you have in store for you and your family? Are you apt to all hop in the car to your Vermont vacation home?
Yesterday we talked about the fact that typically one cubic foot of snow weighs about twenty pounds. Yesterday’s photograph showed you a gentleman up on his roof shoveling off what we estimated to be two feet of snow. Or, each square foot of snow weighed about forty pounds. Each square foot of snow then had a total weight of an estimated 60,000 pounds of snow on a 46’ Ranch House.
Look at today’s picture. This young man is shoveling what looks like one foot of snow off his roof.
As we all know yesterday and through the night we had a significant snow storm. Here in Champlain Valley area we had the better part of 9” of new snow; that is in addition to what was already on the ground.
Today, 2/12/2019, we are waiting for a significant winter storm to hit. The latest prediction is that about 4:00 this afternoon is will start to snow here in South Burlington and continue with heavy snow all night and eventually end some-time mid-day tomorrow with an accumulation of upwards of 18”.
It seems as though we get asked all the time, “….can you successfully build a home during the winter?” And, the answer is always the same – of course you can! Granted it takes greater thought and preparation but, it is possible to build during the winter and it gets done all the time.