[LMB] 2014 NASFIC and weather

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Tue Sep 20 09:23:30 BST 2011

On Sep 19, 2011, at 10:18 AM, quietann wrote:
> The best houses for weather like that are thick-walled adobes, but few
> exist anymore.

Double or triple-paned windows, with insulating layers between them, are very good for insulation. I'm told straw-bale houses are very like adobe houses for insulation. A good roof with good insulation helps reduce energy costs--allegedly foam roofs are good for that. If the fire danger and the water situation in your area permits, having deciduous trees shading the house are cooling in summer, and when bare in winter, permit more solar energy to reach the house. Many trees, once established need occasional deep watering only.

A. Marina Fournier
SaffronRose at me.com
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