Let’s take a look at building codes

We have been talking about Energy Efficiency, Cold Air Penetration, Heat Recovery Ventilation systems, and a host of other Energy concerns all of which are very very important!

When you consider building your new home how much direct attention is paid to complying with all of the various Building Codes?  Here at Vermont Modular Homes we believe there are basically two ways to build a home:

A new Vermont home.

Yesterday we had another home set on its permanent foundation.  This home is located in Southern Vermont up in the mountains.  You may recall seeing a post of ours last week when the home was delivered.  We received several email inquiries and phone calls with questions about this house.

Yesterday we set both of the modules on the foundation and assembled the ceiling and roof of the great room.  The front half of the house is going to be a fully vaulted ceiling and a wall of glass looking out at the view.

Are there problems with a super-insulated home?

For weeks now we have been talking about how to stop Heat Loss and how to stop Cold Air Penetration.  To make a very complicated topic easy to understand; to stop Heat Loss is a matter of sealing up a home and insulating it very well.  Or, in other words, we are going to make your new home Very Tight.  Remember, homes do not breath, you and I breath but not homes.

Yes, we called for a delivery.

On Thursday, we had a home delivered to Southern Vermont in a beautiful Mountain location.  Look at today’s photograph and you will see one of the trucks and in the background, is another truck.

This home will be a Chalet Style home with expansive glass to take in the view and beauty of the location.

Each home has a process that is followed and yesterday’s delivery is but one of several aspects of ordering a modular home.

Let’s hang around in the basement again.

Today we continue our quest to significantly cut down on Heat Loss and one of the easiest ways is to stop Cold Air Penetration.  That’s why we are still down here in the basement. 

Yesterday we fixed our basement windows and I mentioned that there are probably huge holes for cold air to penetrate into the house.  I am talking about a genuinely huge hole; not quite big enough to drive a truck through but a big hole for a ton of cold air.

What can we get for Six-Bucks?

I got thinking about our discussion that talked about Mortgages.  Remember we mentioned that mortgage rates were at 3.71% on Tuesday, today they are 3.750% for a fixed thirty-year mortgage.

Rather than have you either operating in the dark or constantly checking with a Mortgage Calculator to find out what your monthly payment is going to be, I thought it might help if you knew a much easier way for you to do all this in your head.

Are you trying to sell your home?

Here at Vermont Modular we talk with a lot of folks that are looking to either move up to their “Dream Home” or downsize after the kids have left the nest.  Either way, it is probably necessary to sell a home before buying or building a new home.

Here are a couple rather simple tips of what you should NOT do when selling your home:

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