It seems as though our daily blog that so many of you end up reading was recognized today in a national modular home industry newsletter. They happened to say, “Vermont Modular.…this is a must read by everyone in the modular industry. Up to date, loaded with information, and plenty of pictures.” It goes on from there but our heads are swollen enough for one day. By the way, thank you for the kind words, they are appreciated. Thanks! Oh my!
Yesterday we managed to assemble Floor joists, Perimeter bands, and Sheets of plywood. When we properly assembled the parts we had built the Floor Deck.
Today let’s take another look and see what we did and why things were done the way they were done.
Here it is – summer time. This is the time of year when it is the easiest to build homes. It is a lot easier to build a home in the summer than in the brutal and harsh weather of winter. So, with that in mind we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how your new home is actually built.
For those of you that a contemplating building your new Modular Home it just might help if you understood how it all happens. After all, there’s more to it than simply pounding nails.
Good afternoon on this beautiful sunny Saturday. We really have been granted some really nice weather the last few days, and today doesn't appear to be the exception. Alas, I didn't fire up the pen and paper to talk about the weather though; but I assure you the weather does play a key factor in what I want to talk with you about today.
As spring is truly here we are getting a lot of folks in asking all sorts of questions about design and function for their new home.
Please remember that Vermont Modular as a company specializes in 10% Custom Built homes that are Energy Efficient. Those are the two underlying precepts that guide our business. Both Blaine and I are committed to building only what people want rather than what might be in a booklet of suggested plans.
The other day I was reading about the value of certain upgrades to your home. Obviously there are some things that make a lot of good sense and others are simply a waste of money.
Many of us are actively thinking of selling our home so that we can move on to a new home. In the process of getting ready to sell we all consider improving our home so it sells better and hopefully our improvements will get us a better price.
Where has the time gone? This is the last weekend of April 2016 and this Sunday will be May 1. For a long time I’ve always thought of May as the unofficial start of summer.
Over the past several months we have been talking with a lot of folks with plans and dreams of building their new home in 2016. The demand for new homes seems to be significantly greater this year than has been the case for the past many years.
Every time you go looking in your home for places where air has found a Path way to escape and drag along precious heat, it is relatively easy to find.
Let’s pretend that you are up in the attic where all that icky insulation is. The majority of you will find that the insulation in the attic is Fiberglass insulation that comes in rolls and is put in place to keep the heat from escaping and having you use less energy. The “Less Energy” item is our thing here at Vermont Modular.
Over the weekend we received several emails from folks who follow our blog. Several disagreed with our belief that building 24” o.c. is better. Remember, we think it works better because it provides fewer thermal bridges which in turn ends up with LESS Heat Loss.
I was pleasantly surprised to read from several of you that strongly agreed, 24” o.c. is better. Well folks, it seems as though some of us agree.
Today we are going to venture into dangerous waters and tackle an age old “truth” about building a quality home. Yes, we expect a barrage of emails and comments telling us how wrong we are or from a few how correct we are.