It was snowing that day!

Take a look at today’s photograph it is of a crew setting a modular home on its permanent foundation on a VERY COLD winter day in 2010.

Yesterday’s blog showed several men on the set crew struggling in the bitter cold as they wallowed around in at least a foot of new snow.  Isn’t winter fabulous?  Maybe we should show you a picture of skiers up on the mountain enjoying the snow while we struggle.

Can a home be set in the winter?

Lately we’ve been talking about building your new home inside away from Nature’s harsh winter weather.  Yesterday’s photograph showed you a home being built inside the factory.  It wasn’t snowing, the wind wasn’t blowing, and it wasn’t cold. 

By the way, we are asked a lot how warm it inside the plant.  Typically, the factory runs about fifty to sixty degrees; warm enough for materials to work nicely but not so warm that the workers are uncomfortable.

It's cold outside!

Just in case you haven’t noticed, it is really cold outside!  This morning as I left the house on my way to our offices here in Shelburne it was slightly above zero.  Yikes that’s cold!  And, the wind was blowing.  For sure, today is one of those days where “…you’ve just got to love winter.” 

Can you imagine your new home being built outside on a day like this?  Pretend that somehow the carpenters managed to work; how would they navigate working with gloves on?  Or even worse, how would they manage without gloves?  Either scenario is an accident looking for a place to happen!

More about spray foam

Here goes our first blog post for 2019, welcome aboard, we are glad to see you.  Obviously, we hope you enjoy the blog posts but also it is our goal to provide you with worthwhile information.

The other day back in 2018 we talked about Spray Foam using a Foam Gun that is used to fill smaller voids.  The purpose for that application is to stop Cold Air Penetration.

Energy Efficiency Continued.

For the past couple days, we talked about Heat Pumps and showed you both The Head inside and The Compressor outside.  The Heat Pumps are the most efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your home.

Today’s photograph does not have a direct connection to a Heat Pump, but it does directly impact Heat Loss.

Today’s picture shows you the Energy Performance Ratings for a quality Window.  Here’s what you are looking at:

Look at a Heat Pump!

As everyone has noticed the temperatures have dropped significantly in the very recent past.  Today in Burlington it is currently 26 degrees while the average for December 11th is 33.  We are below average for this time of year.  This morning it was 6 degrees so by noon it has warmed up significantly.

For those of you that think this debunks Climate Change please remember that severe weather conditions are typical  and are characteristic of the Global Warming scenario.

Work continues in December

This morning we visited our current job site here in Chittenden County, as I took the photograph the completed foundation is behind me awaiting the arrival of a nice size Ranch Style home.

Where the photograph was taken shows the work for the driveway and of course the spectacular view in the background on a beautiful December day here in The Champlain Valley of Vermont.  Behind me as I took the picture is the foundation all done and waiting for a nice sized Ranch Style home to arrive.

Up to this point the following has been accomplished:

What happens with Winter construction?

For a couple days now, we have been talking about building a home during the winter.  Remember the photograph that shows the partially built home all covered with snow?  The blog post generated a lot of interest, it clearly showed how conventional construction during the winter months can be problematic.  Building a home in the plant in the controlled environment is much easier and without a doubt results in a much better home.

Delivering a home in the winter is very possible!

Vermont Modular Homes delivers homes throughout Vermont and The North Country of New York State and we have been doing this every month of the year, even when the ground of frozen and covered with snow.

Take a look at today’s photograph, it shows a Vermont Modular home being delivered in the dead of winter on top of a mountain in Washington County south of Montpelier, our state’s capital.