So? What is available?

As winter descends upon us we thought it might be a nice idea to fill you in on what types of things are available as options within your new home.  Let’s face it many of the Vermont Modular Homes online friends will actively spend the next couple months creating and planning the various details of the new home.  So, while you plan here are some of what is available to you:

Do you like porches?

Take a look at today’s photograph of a front porch roof on a brand new modular home up in Lamoille County Vermont.

What you are looking at is a panelized porch roof that has a panelized Reverse Gable dormer above.

Ferry Ride anyone?

The other day we hoped on the Charlotte / Essex Ferry to visit a job site in The Adirondack Region of New York State.  A couple from down-state has ordered a beautiful vacation home that will have a view of Lake Champlain. 

It is always exciting for us to deliver a home in New York as it almost always requires a Ferry ride and on a beautiful fall day it is quite spectacular.  I love to look back at the view of The Green Mountains of Vermont and ahead are The Adirondacks.  Talk about beautiful!

Powerful equipment

During the early phases of site work the excavator plays the biggest part of the job.  This machine has enormous power and is capable of shaping the land at the job site, building driveways, digging cellar holes, building septic systems, and a myriad of other equally important aspects on the property.

Typically, the “excavator” and the “concrete guy” work together very closely and are the first tradesmen on the job.

Getting towards "Show Time"

Today we are going to take a visit to an upcoming house set.  Today’s photograph was taken this morning as the owner, the excavator, the General Contractor, my yours truly all scoped out the job site.

This home is comprised by five modules all to be assembled on an intricate foundation.  Because of the house’s size it is necessary to hire an extra-large and heavy-duty crane.  The specific spot where the crane will sit needs special attention because of its extra size and weight.

This is a BIG day in the project

For a couple days now we’ve shown you job sites where the foundation was about to be poured and over the weekend, we will update you with photographs of those properties.

In today’s photograph you are looking at the cement truck delivering concrete to be poured into the forms that hold the concrete while it partially cures enough that the forms can be removed allowing the “green” concrete to set up and cure.

And another home begins

Yesterday afternoon we were up north in Lamoille County to visit one of the next homes to be delivered.  About a week ago today’s picture was a fairly dense stand of trees. 

The soil at this site is all sand so an excavator machine was able to easily and very quickly remove all the stumps creating a flat house site.  It will be just a few days and the machine will dig out the cellar hole in preparation for the building of the foundation.

Progress is underway

It is a gorgeous day, the sun is shining, the sky is bright blue, and it is about 60 degrees.  This is beautiful construction weather.

Earlier today we went to see one of our job sites up north in Lamoille Country, up in the mountains of north central Vermont.

As you can quickly see from today’s photograph there is a lot that has been done:

Locating problem areas

As you seriously think about Energy Efficiency improvements for your home it is important to run a couple tests to find out what and where your home needs help.

If you see yourself taking pictures over this weekend may we suggest you consider a Thermal Imaging camera!

What types of things does a Thermal Imaging camera see?