How things are built. Seriously, how are things built?

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.

Automation isn't just for the factory

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.

It needs to work for you, not someone else!

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.

Upgrades for your home; are they worth it?

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.

Deliveries – are you interested?

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.

Dirt in the air, that would be your air

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.

Creativity

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.

Building your new cottage?

For the past twenty-five years Vermont Modular has been delivering homes throughout Vermont and The North Country of New York.  For roughly twenty of those years our normal client was a young couple looking for their first home; our most popular style of home was The Cape Cod. The Cape represents a teriffic value where the “up-front-cost” was kept to a minimum.  Most of those homes were delivered as an “Unfinished Cape” where the second floor would be completed onsite usually by the young couple owning their first home.

Investments in your home

It appears as though homeowners are continuing to see the bathrooms and kitchens as the essential areas for upgrades, particularly the kitchen.  As homes tend to get smaller owners are investing more in their kitchen as they see the kitchen as the heart of their home.  One of the most over riding concerns for upscale appliances is whether they are Energy Star rated; be sure to check as you go shopping.

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