It’s a holiday weekend, time to work or play.

And another month has gone by, today is the first of September and this coming Monday is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer.  Have you noticed the chill in the air?  And yes, if you look there are some leaves already starting to show fall colors.

As we head into fall this is the perfect time to seriously start the process of Winterizing your home.  Are you ready?  Let’s get started……………..,

Couple major thoughts that will guide us throughout our Winterizing Process:

There are big changes going on in residential home construction.

A while back when grandma redecorated her home she and grandpa would almost always install Wall To Wall Carpet.  For many of us that is exactly what we grew up knowing.  Carpet is comfortable, relatively inexpensive, and wears well.  The major problem with carpet is that for some reason it has fallen out of popularity in the residential home market.  Recently we drove through Amsterdam New York which was at one time an enormous manufacturing center for American made carpet.  There are huge plants completely empty where once there were thousands employed it now stan

What can we get for Six-Bucks?

I got thinking about our discussion that talked about Mortgages.  Remember we mentioned that mortgage rates were at 3.71% on Tuesday, today they are 3.750% for a fixed thirty-year mortgage.

Rather than have you either operating in the dark or constantly checking with a Mortgage Calculator to find out what your monthly payment is going to be, I thought it might help if you knew a much easier way for you to do all this in your head.

Are you trying to sell your home?

Here at Vermont Modular we talk with a lot of folks that are looking to either move up to their “Dream Home” or downsize after the kids have left the nest.  Either way, it is probably necessary to sell a home before buying or building a new home.

Here are a couple rather simple tips of what you should NOT do when selling your home:

Let’s stay in the kitchen for today!

This week we have talked about our kitchen and we mentioned:

  • Induction Cooking – very energy efficient!
  • Convection ovens – also very energy efficient!
  • Microwave Ovens – fast and efficient
  • Impingement Ovens – mostly commercial

Let’s stay in the kitchen one more day and look at how much Hot Water is used.  Throughout your home the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry are probably the biggest users of Hot Water.

The heel of your roof truss is very important

We could quickly plunge right into a conversation and discussion about insulating on top of the exterior wall and how that impacts the heel of your roof.  That would be a great idea except I am betting that many folks aren’t quite sure what the “Heel” really is.

Roof systems are built from several component parts:

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