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July 2009 Blog Posts (3)

How to Cool Your Home on the Green Way

The best way to keep your home cool is to keep the heat out. This can be done by closing the drapes on windows facing the sun (east-facing windows in the morning and west-facing windows in the afternoon). You should also try to avoid heat-generating activities, such as cooking, on hot days or during the hottest part of the day. If you are cooking, use your range fan to vent the hot air out of your house. By reducing the amount of heat in your home, you will have to use less energy to cool… Continue

Added by Sal Davinci on July 22, 2009 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Timberframe Porch Mildew

We have a one-year old timberframe house in middle Maine. The porch timbers (white oak) have quite a bit of mildew. It was a long winter with a lot of snow and then a rainy spring. The wind blows from the west and north so that the front porch faces east and thus, the airflow is minimal. The timbers have only the original coat of oil. My builder has offered to sand the timbers but is not sure whether to use a bleach and in what proportions. Also, what would be the best suggestion for an oil… Continue

Added by Bruce Harris on July 14, 2009 at 8:33am — 8 Comments

Creative Spirit Found Through My Friends

I'm on hold for a new building project until we sell one of our Timber Frame Homes on the market. So, helping my friends, David & Bonnie Pickartz with Goshen Timber Frames, create their personal dream home has helped my stagnant creativity lately. As I have mentioned in previous blogs. I love the construction process, each and every step it takes in creating the dream home.

Bonnie & David have allowed me to help them choose their color scheme, tile and flooring selections and… Continue

Added by Pam Pringle on July 6, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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