What are the advantages of a Modular Home?

There’s the saying that “….a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Take a look at today’s photograph, it was taken by a good friend of mine over in New York State a couple years ago.  Obviously, it is a building under construction on-site.  Did we mention the snow and ice that have engulfed the building site?

Isn’t that a fantastic photograph?  I so clearly points out why you wouldn’t want your new home built on-site.  If you stick-build a home one board at a time onsite it is guaranteed it will be exposed to all kind of harsh weather.

Plan ahead, start thinking summer

Over this past weekend we had unseasonably cold weather, snow, sleet, freezing rain, and very high winds.  Isn’t April just fabulous!  I have mentioned several times that I personally think April is the cruelest month of the year.  Last weekend snow, this coming weekend it is forecast to be 60 degrees.  See why I think April is awful!  The great thing about April is that it is followed by glorious May and so on…………

Condensation in your home.

The vast majority of homes we deliver are “out in the country” and one of the more important considerations is water.  This morning we were talking with a client who is investigating a piece of property up north in Franklin County Vermont and that property has an active spring on the property.  They will use that source of water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and laundry.  After all it is Vermont Mountain Spring Water, how good is that!

Energy Efficient Furnace.

Yesterday we talked about how Condensing Boilers had become very energy efficient and that in some European Countries the government was either requiring Condensing Boilers or strongly encouraging their use with financial subsides; the goal is to reduce Green House Emissions and to improve the environment.  Don’t forget that a Boiler makes Hot Water.

Today let’s take a look at how the Furnace has improved.  Boilers make hot water and the Furnace makes Hot Air.

What is a condensing boiler?

It seems as though Vermont Modular is talking about Energy Efficiency a lot!  Honestly, it is one of our favorite topics.  As a responsible Vermont company, we actively try to promote what will help our environment the most.

Today let’s talk about Condensing Boiler.  First, just a tiny bit about terminology;

Spring is around the corner!

The other day one of my neighbors was out raking their yard for the first leg of Spring Clean Up.  Hold on folks, not quite so quick.

If you look carefully here and there in your garden there might be Tulips and Daffodils barely starting to sprout.  Ok, the Crocus are probably already doing something but, remember they are the first.

All the remaining very early flowering bulbs (Tulips and Daffodils will need to be left alone for a while yet. 

Cold Climate Heat Pumps

Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP) have become increasingly popular in the relatively recent past few years.  If we were to go back as little as ten years ago the use of heat pumps in Vermont and across the norther tier of states in the U.S. was almost nonexistent.  Whereas today they have become common place.  By the way, these are often referred to as a Mini-Split system or a Ductless Heat System.

How about Copper pipes vs. PEX tubing

Yesterday afternoon we had an fascinating call from a gentleman in New Jersey.  He was inquiring about building a vacation home in The Lakes Region of Rutland County Vermont.  We talked about all kinds of thing and somehow, we ended up talking about Copper Pipes vs. PEX Tubing.