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.

What's going on outside?

The other day the news told of a huge winter storm throughout the mid-west causing all kinds of headaches and hick-ups for millions of people.  Well, that lovely storm is now meandering through New England and at our office here in Shelburne the snow flakes are especially large.  And, just like today’s photograph much of the snow is sticking to the branches and limbs.  Ok, so it is beautiful to look at the today’s photograph shows a “Site-Built” home during construction.

In the photograph you are looking at:

Construction on one of our current projects continues

As we all know the weather recently has been nasty to say the least.  Last week we broke all kinds of weather records.  It was the coldest day in Burlington ever.  Overall temperatures for November have been between thirty and forty degrees below normal.

Have you been looking for a good reason to consider building your new home inside?  If the most recent weather hasn’t convinced you that Modular Homes are The Best, then I am guessing nothing is apt to change your mind.

As the foundation is built so is the house

The other day we showed you how the foundation is being built for our next upcoming project.  Remember, this is the Chittenden County home where the cellar hole needed blasting to remove enough Ledge Rock so the owners could have a full basement.

At the same time the explosives were blasting away the rock the home is under construction in the plant.

You can tell from today’s photograph it is a construction site with buckets of Spackling compound and tools. 

After pouring footings, the next step is........

Yesterday we showed you a picture with concrete footings that had been built for a upcoming home here in The Champlain Valley of Chittenden County.

Today’s photograph shows you the next step in the process where the wooden “Forms” have been set in place and how the concrete is being poured into the forms.

After the footings are built the job goes this way:

How about working in the winter!

All the time we are asked if it is possible to build homes in the winter months.  The answer is quick and easy.  YES!

Take a long look at today’s photograph and I will try to explain what you are looking at.  Hopefully this will allay some of your concerns and answer a bunch of questions: