We are very excited for the next Grand Opening of a Timber Block home….Join Timber Block Wisconsin as Michael and Victoria Boomgarden invite you into their gorgeous Dakota Model.
The Grand Opening is set for August 17-18 – 10am – 5 pm both days.
Boomgarden’s home is located in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. CLICK HERE for directions.
The Boomgarden’s are looking forward to having you visit their home! This is truly a community event, with their local high school running a food stand, and local artisans showcasing their artwork. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 866-929-5647.
Michael and Victoria Boomgarden have documented their journey in building their dream home….
Grab a cup of coffee . . . or a glass of wine. This is the story of how my wife, Victoria, and I came to own a Timber Block home.
Like a lot of folks, we had talked about building a cabin for a long, long time. I’d occasionally pick up a copy of Log Home Living or similar cabin/cottage fantasy material and gaze longingly at the photos of beautiful homes in beautiful places. Occasionally, we’d stop at some roadside log home model, walk through, and leave with an unfulfilled yearning . . . for something we thought we could never make happen.
Read their story, by clicking here….it’s well worth it!
Michael Boomgarden has been very vocal throughout the entire building process, and continues to be so. He also discusses the energy efficiency of his Timber Block home on our Facebook Page, and his own.
“While the past month was cooler than normal, we definitely moved into air conditioning season.
We receive an energy consumption report from our Nest thermostats each month, and this month the contrast between our brick home near Chicago and our Timber Block home in southwest Wisconsin was pretty amazing. First, the two homes: Our Illinois home was built in 2004 and is a full brick stud-framed (4? and 6? exterior walls) with Pella thermopane windows. The heated and air conditioned space of our Timber Block home is slightly greater than our conventionally built home.
We experienced a few hot days, but overall the month of May was on the cool side. Nonetheless, our conventionally built home used 89 hours of air conditioning during that time period. During the same time frame, our Timber Block used just four hours of air conditioning, roughly 4.5% of the amount of A/C cooling hours! And, those were pretty much “for the heck of it” cooling periods, when I remotely activated the A/C while en route there to eliminate any humidity. Throughout the period–even without the air conditioning running, the interior temperature stayed pretty constant, generally 74 to 76 degrees (farenheit).
How does a Timber Block home achieve this degree of energy efficiency? The answer’s pretty clear: the R-30 walls, filled with closed cell foam are highly efficient and virtually impervious to air infiltration. The roof is either R-40 or R-50, further contributing to thermal efficiency. And the windows are argon-filled low-E products, state of the art stuff.
I don’t claim that this is a scientific study, but when you can maintain comfortable temperatures while using less than one-twentieth the energy of a comparably sized modern home, you have to conclude that Timber Block homes are amazingly energy efficient”.
…For more information about the Boomgardens, visit their website at www.timberblockwisconsin.com.
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