Did you see yesterday's picture?

Yesterday we showed you two modules that were being delivered in southern Vermont.  That delivery clearly shows you how it is so much easier to build and deliver a home that comes from an environmentally controlled plant as compared to being built outside withstanding all of mother nature’s harsh weather.

Modular Homes are not a new idea.

Technically speaking a modular home is comprised of sections or Modules that a built in a controlled environment and then transported to a job site.

One of the significant advantages is that work at the home site and construction of the home can be done at the same time.  Obviously, if you are considering a commercial building with multiple rental units this is a huge advantage as you project will be completed quicker and most assuredly on time. 

Yup, it's Friday

So, today is Friday!  We have worked hard all week long and now it is time to be thinking about our weekend.  What do you have in store for you and your family?  Are you apt to all hop in the car to your Vermont vacation home?

How heavy is snow?

Yesterday we talked about the fact that typically one cubic foot of snow weighs about twenty pounds.  Yesterday’s photograph showed you a gentleman up on his roof shoveling off what we estimated to be two feet of snow.  Or, each square foot of snow weighed about forty pounds.  Each square foot of snow then had a total weight of an estimated 60,000 pounds of snow on a 46’ Ranch House.

Look at today’s picture.  This young man is shoveling what looks like one foot of snow off his roof.

Winter Storm Warning in effect

Today, 2/12/2019, we are waiting for a significant winter storm to hit.  The latest prediction is that about 4:00 this afternoon is will start to snow here in South Burlington and continue with heavy snow all night and eventually end some-time mid-day tomorrow with an accumulation of upwards of 18”. 

Can you build in the winter?

It seems as though we get asked all the time, “….can you successfully build a home during the winter?”  And, the answer is always the same – of course you can!  Granted it takes greater thought and preparation but, it is possible to build during the winter and it gets done all the time.

It's going to snow!

Today’s weather report calls for the north country get another snow storm tonight; I guess it’s going to snow all night and when we wake up there will be 6” to 8” or more of new snow.  Tomorrow morning is apt to be a bit dicey as we struggle off to work.

This morning it was Sub-Zero

We’d like to mention another type of construction that seems to be in use and that is building homes with Factory-Made Panels.  The panels are then trucked to the building site and assembled into the “shell” of the house.

On the surface I suppose that has an appeal although the real benefit escapes me. This is a type of construction where “Some Assembly is Required.”  Well, ok, a lot of assembly is required!