"It seems strange to say, but what can help modern man find the answers to his own mystery and the mystery of him in whose image he is created, is silence, solitude -- in a word, the desert. Modern man needs these things more than the hermits of old." Catherine Doherty

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Insulation overhaul

As winter leaves and the last snow falls, we head out of mud season into spring. 

In order to stem the massive heat loss of these old buildings, a major insulation overhaul of the main house and soon the Church has begun.

The epic project has been masterminded by Barrett Adams, owner and operator of Northeast Building and Remodeling 
in Lyndonville VT.

After crawling through every knee wall, loft space and basement, using infrared readings and hands on inspection; Barrett was able to assess our heat loss and develop a plan to use a number of types of  to tighten up this giant A-frame which functioned like a convection oven, pushing heat right out the top of the structure. Coordinating this project was almost as time consuming as the actual work, but Barrett is a perfectionist who handled all the logistics with a commitment to customer service, a tireless work ethic and a expertise unmatched in the area.

Old damp dirty ineffective insulation had to be removed to make way for the foaming of cracks, the cellulose pump-in and then the foam, in all knee walls, attic space and crawl spaces, 
plus basement rooms.

Given the dimensions of the main house, this was no small task to perform let alone devise!

Already the heat savings are substantial and the small army of workers push ahead to finish.

This will provide a great monetary savings and warmer pilgrims in winters to come.

Stay tuned for more info on Divine Mercy Weekend at the 
National Shrine in Stockbridge, MA..,we went to last week.

Till then, 

Pax et Bonum 

The Mary Theotokos Center in Newark VT.