In this edition of " Do You Know Your Home? " we're reviewing the exterior wall materials that improve your new home's comfort and efficiency. If you've visited Sawmill Ridge while on the search for your new home, you may have noticed the ZIP System® green exterior walls covering the new construction prior to siding installation. Lewis Builders trusts the ZIP System to provide superior weather proofing characteristics that will not only protect the structural integrity of your home, but also save you money when it comes to energy costs. If you would like to understand how, lets first go over some terminology.
Achieving a "Tight House" (Also, What Is a "Tight House"?)
So, a "tight house" refers to a home with a superior level of insulation that prevents energy from infiltrating through the house. There are several contributing factors to achieving a tight house including a correctly installed foundation and a solid roof but a major factor lies in the exterior wall installation.
Here in New Hampshire, the weather is unpredictable and always changing. While you might be thinking of the weather that will affect your home over time or during those harsh winters (while you are living in it), weather can play a big part in affecting the very construction of your home.
While building a house has become much more efficient, it is still a process that takes weeks if not months. Over the course of this time, moisture and weather can affect the overall tightness of a house if not kept at bay.
Securing the exterior walls and roofing with a moisture barrier in a timely manner can play a big role in achieving a tight house. This is a key component in Lewis Builders construction that also allows our teams to promptly start work on the interior, free from the elements and moisture.
The town of Atkinson is one of New Hampshire's best kept secrets. Hidden amongst the pines along the southern edge of the Granite State, Atkinson boasts quaint, comfortable neighborhoods surrounded by a thriving economy. We at Lewis Builders Development pride ourselves in being part of Atkinson's great history—after all, we have called this town our home for almost 60 years!
Atkinson has it all: location, restaurants, schools, parks, and much more. Whether you're looking for a place to start a family or a relaxing town for your retirement , you'll find Atkinson offers a little something for everybody. Let's explore this quaint New England town from the Sawmill Swamp to Atkinson Resort and Country Club, and from America's Stonehenge to Collins Park.
At Lewis Builders Development, we take pride in the neighborhoods we create. The Sawmill Ridge Condominium community in Atkinson, NH is our newest development and we are proud to say it has taken shape nicely. Let's introduce this property by listing five wonderful reasons to live in this community.