How about those Heat Pumps! Amazing.

Just this morning I was curious and wanted a first-hand testimonial about how effective Cold Climate Heat Pumps (CCHP) actually are; so I did the only natural thing – I called one of our Vermont Modular homeowners who also had a CCHP installed for them in the plant.  Our homeowner after the winter and hot summer is thrilled and very glad that they had the Heat Pump installed in their new home.  Today’s photograph is a picture of their Heat Pump Compressor.

Speaking of summer heat and condensation……

As you know we’ve been talking about how cold things such as foundation walls, soda, and beer all “sweat” during the summer heat.

I am sure all of you have seen a window air conditioner that is dripping water out the back of the AC unit.  That water is the moisture has condensed from the air conditioner.  The one I have at my house has been ardently working in the recent heat, there’s usually a puddle under the air conditioner.

How about fresh air? Sounds like a good idea!

Yesterday we finished the discussion of Septic Systems and today it might be a nice change of pace to talk about something that actually smells nice – fresh air

Every time we build your new home to be more and more and more energy efficient it means that less and less heat is lost.  In order to significantly cut back on heat loss we must stop Cold Air Penetration and conversely we are trying to stop Heat Loss.

And yet even more work on the garage.

Yesterday we looked at the Garage as siding was being installed; that was on the other side of today’s photograph.

On the left you are looking at The Gable End of the modular home.  As you can see some of the Cedar Siding has been installed with more to come.  Look carefully at the picture and you will see that there is strapping on the outside of the sheathing; this holds the siding away from the building; this is the right way to install wood siding.

Work continues on the garage.

Yesterday we looked at work on the site-built garage and today you can see from the photograph work is progressing nicely.

The guys are out back installing the siding on both the house and the garage.  This particular homeowner chose to install stained Cedar Siding

Moving on to the garage, now that the porch is done.

Last week we saw that the work on the front porch was finished.  With that particular job it was less costly for the homeowner to have the porch built locally; that’s why you got a chance to see the porch being done.

In today’s photograph we can see the men busily building what will become an oversize two car garage.  The connection between the house and the garage in this case uses a separate entry room which many Vermonters refer to as their Mud Room.  Yes, we will talk about the mud room but today’s topic is the garage.

Finish work starts. (There’s an oxymoron.)

Yesterday we talked about how The Heavy Crane hoisted the modules on the permanent foundation and the very next day work will begin on the finishing of the house. 

Over the next couple days we will point out some of the work that is typically done to complete a modular home.  Please remember that every home from Vermont Modular is 100% Custom Built reflecting the owners’ individual wants and needs so the finish work is also unique to each new home. 

Lots of muscle to get the job done!

The other day we saw the house being delivered and today it is time for all the preparation to come to fruition.  By the end of one day what was once a foundation will now come together as a home.

This is truly the exciting part!  Typically the modules will arrive late in the afternoon on one day and be “set” on the foundation the very next day.  Let’s see what happens on the set day.

Did someone call? Is this delivery or take out?

Let’s see, we have built our foundation, attached sill plates, water-proofed the foundation, installed perimeter drains, and backfilled the ground against the foundation.  Then we checked in at the plant and saw that the house was underway and being built inside, away from the harsh elements of Mother Nature. 

Yup, it looks as though everything is good to go.  All we need now is for someone to bring us a home.  Oh look…………….., here it comes now.

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