Window replacement as an upgrade

Sorry I missed several days’ of Blog Posts, but we have been all over everywhere in the past few days; it started with a one day business trip up to Portland Maine and then a job site visit to Killington and here it is Wednesday.

So, back to winterizing your home for the winter; let’s take a good look at replacing the windows in your home as a method of conserving energy, reducing Heat Loss, saving money, and doing something right for the environment.

House Wrap Continued

Yesterday we talked about using House Wrap as a way of stopping the wind penetration along with preventing water from entering the exterior wall.  House Wrap which is known by a series of brand names is an amazing product that is used widely in quality built homes.  As you wander around you probably see it being used all the time.

How important is moisture and humidity and water?

For the past couple weeks we have been talking about Cold Air Penetration and Heat Loss

As your home closes up for the winter and the heat turns on the house starts to dry out; we have all noticed how doors seem to shrink, cracks open up, and things seem to fit more loosely.  That is because the humidity in the house is going down and “….and all the boards did shrink.”

Captain Obvious, should he visit your home?

For the past couple days we’ve been talking about fixing the Cold Air Penetration spots in your basement.  We’ve looked at the huge hole in the floor caused by the bathtub drain and then moved on to the “never used” basement floor drain.

We think that both of those ideas are worth point out since they typically are big sources of Cold Air.

And the cold air continues.

What’s the big deal with Cold Air Penetration?  Let’s face it most smart people shut, block, close off, and seal off most of the cold air from coming in.  It’s not as though we leave the front door open.  Remember when your mother would say, “….shut the door!  Are you trying to heat outdoors?” 

How about saving a lot of money!

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has just recently published their predictions for financial savings as America conforms to contemporary Energy Codes.

As all of you know Vermont Modular continually talks about Energy Efficiency, savings money, not contributing to Global Warming, doing the right thing for our Environment.  These are all key Core Values of Vermont Modular.

As winter approaches the phone rings! Where were you?

This fall Vermont Modular has become a very busy place.  Last week we ordered a big house for central Vermont and as we speak there are two homes in the plant being built.

It seems as though all summer long people are “…at the beach” enjoying summer in Vermont.  But, just in case you haven’t noticed the leaves are turning and almost everyone has turned on their heat.  I’ve had the heat on for a couple weeks. 

It happens every year without fail.

We live here in Vermont where many will comment that the weather is simply awful.  Much of the year it is cold, snowy, ice covered, windy, and for some us just miserable.  However there is nothing quite as wonderful as a summer in Vermont.  The results of my very NON-scientific study reports that during the summer people are at the beach, eating hot dogs, and simply enjoying summer, worries about winter’s cold are ignored.

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