Microwave Oven

Ok, so this is mildly crazy but we wanted to let you know that in your Custom Built home we will design your kitchen so as to accommodate the exact Microwave Oven that you want.  And you ask,,,,, "Why are you doing this today?"

Today, Wednesday December 6, 2017 is National Microwave Oven Day.  Honestly i thought this was nuts but our buddy Google confirmed it; today is the big day for Microwave ovens.  It is time to heat up your lunch on this festive day.  Did you smile?

How do I go about building a modular home?

Today is the start of a series of blogs where we will try to walk you through the process of building your dream home.  So, grab a cup of coffee and join us on an adventure.

Where is the best place to start?  After all it seems so overwhelming; how do we know where to start?  These are questions and concerns that we hear all the time, especially from first home buyers.

Windows, are your windows energy efficient?

We have talked a lot about many ways you can improve on the Energy Efficiency within your home.  Obviously, we are not the only people commenting on how to improve efficiency and save money, there are a lot of individuals and firms that have their own blogs where they emphasize their point of view.  Honestly, that is exactly what we are doing also.

Throughout our blog posts we have commented that a good idea must have two major components:

Building material Sur-Charges

This afternoon we were pricing out a home to be delivered in southern Vermont and there was a Material Sur-Charge.  Let’s face it, a Sur-Charge is a price increase.  Typically, Sur-charges are a percentage of the material costs as compared to raising the cost of a specific piece of material a percentage is added.  That dollar amount can easily be adjusted upward and/or downward simply by quickly changing the percentage amount.

Building materials cost more!

As we all know the past month or two has seen a record breaking number of huge natural disasters.  Several hurricanes have hammered US Territories in The Caribbean along with Florida and Texas.  The scope and magnitude of these disasters have shocked all of us.  Most recently it seems as though Puerto Rico is reeling from storm damage and now wild fires in California are destroying thousands of homes and killing dozens of Americans. 

Attic insulation is always important

Lately we have talked about Roxul insulation, Fiberglass insulation, and today let’s take a look at Cellulose.  As you probably know Cellulose insulation is manufactured from news-paper that is headed for the land fill. If you are looking for an insulation product that:

Heat Loss, the real enemy!

As everyone knows we have been talking a lot about Heat Loss, the process where heat escapes from your home out into the cold.  There are many ways that a well-built home loses heat but one of them is seldom thought about.

Lumber, the material that every home is built with, is an excellent conductor of heat.  Look at your kitchen pots and pans, I’ll bet 90% of them are aluminum.  The really good pots and pans also have a copper bottom.

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