House Calls Vermont

House Calls Vermont

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October 18, 2021

On this episode of House Calls Vermont, Chris and Jim talk to you about roofing! They give you advice on things that could go wrong with your roof, and what to look out for.

Indoor Air Quality, Tiny House, Building supply costs
October 11, 2021

Jim and Chris answer your questions on this episode of House Calls of Vermont! The first podcast episode of this season. They talk about figuring out indoor air quality, about the Tiny House they boug

Mechanicals, Construction Bills, and Lumber Prices
March 22, 2021

On this show, Jim and Chris talk about mechanicals for the first part of the show.  What are the mechanicals in your house and what kind of maintenance is required to make sure they are doing their jo

Two Important Legislative Bills on Building You Should Know About
March 16, 2021

This week on House Calls Vermont Chris and Jim take lots of great listener calls and discuss two important bills going through the Vermont State House that impact the construction industry and consume

More About Roofs and Why Icicles are Bad
March 01, 2021

This week Chris and Jim return to roofs because this late winter we see lots of icicles! We discuss why icicles form and their cousin the ice dam. What it means for the wasted heat and the durability

Membranes for Air Sealing, Moisture Control, and More
February 26, 2021

This week Jim and Chris discuss membranes.  What do we want membranes to do? Air sealing, moisture control, and more. What is a perm and how do I know I'm building a safe assembly (wall, roof, slab, e

Regulatory Rules and Issues for Residential Contractors in Vermont
February 08, 2021

This week Chris and Jim take a look at the regulatory environment in Vermont regarding Contractors. We are speaking specifically about Residential Contractors. Commercial Contractors already have lots

Passive Houses Part 2: Elements and Benefits
February 01, 2021

This week Chris and Jim finish their discussions on Passive House and super insulated houses.  We cover topics such as the Passive elements and move into the active elements (like ventilation, heating

Passive Houses: What Are They and How Do They Work?
January 25, 2021

Today Jim and Chris discuss the benefits of super insulated houses known as the Passive House.  These houses, when built correctly, use almost no energy to heat and cool. A 1200 square foot house in C

Insulation Part 2
January 18, 2021

Jim and Chris just didn't have the time to get through all of the points about insulation last week so we are returning to the land of Insulation!  They finish fluffy or batt insulation and go on to d