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  • How to Safely Frame a Roof on the Ground

    To eliminate the danger and discomfort of framing and shingling a roof, Lee McGinley takes the task to the ground.

  • Working With Roxul Insulation

    Choosing insulation for a high-performance home in Northern Vermont requires thought and care. The right choice can make a huge difference in both comfort and cost efficiency.

  • Cold Snap Tests High-Performance Homes

    Cold snaps and power failures have triggered a moment of truth for advanced energy-efficient homes in the Northeast. JLC talked with some homeowners to find out the facts.

  • Vermont Windows

    Examples of angled gable-end windows, called "Vermont Windows"—a unique feature of farmhouses in several New England states.

  • Prep to Finish Student Workshop: Spray & Backroll Finish

    Students are taught ceiling spray/backroll methods using air assisted airless spray technology, HVLP rated guns, and 18" roller gear.

  • New Or Old, FEMA Flood Maps Don't Please Everyone

    Expansive new FEMA flood zones have New York and New Jersey residents complaining. But in Vermont, the old maps have left flooded-out homeowners high and dry.

  • Low-VOC Finishes

    Vermont Natural Coatings. The company’s low-VOC wood finishes were developed in collaboration with the University of Vermont using whey protein, a byproduct of the dairy industry.

  • Getting Started in Infrared Thermography

    During the late 1970s and early 1980s, I supervised residential insulation projects in central Vermont while working with a couple of regional agencies.

  • Tightening A House Shell From The Outside

    Our construction company recently completed a major remodel and energy retrofit of a split-level home in northern Vermont.

  • Net Zero House for a Cold Climate

    An architect shares his plan and process for building a northern Vermont house that produces as much energy as it consumes.