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hobbit

Not just any deep energy retrofit, but one that comes with a book-length story and many ongoing fun discoveries!

What You Need to Know

Description:

Complete exterior retrofit; roof, walls w/ 4" polyiso insulation on outside. New Serious windows.

Other Benefits:

Halved (or less) heat loss; still working on it. Far better water management.

Maintenance Requirements:

Almost nil; minor drainage cleanout once in a while

Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:

See the related HVAC project

My Motivation:

Needed roofing/siding; this was the perfect opportunity to do the Right Thing

Advice:

Become informed in advance of the job and watch your contractors carefully. Learn from them but don't let laxity creep in

Additional Notes:

Many aspects worked out in coincidentally perfect ways. See extensive writeup for details

Open House Info:

[email for details]

Links:

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