Snow settled into the mountains of Western North Carolina on Friday and on our new timber frame home. Timber frames just seem to accept the snow as a given, still providing comfortable shelter and a serene presence.
While designing our timber frame, one of the items that was important was a small home office, not isolated, but comfortable enough for me and my sidekick (also known as my laptop). I wanted light…natural daylight.. and I didn’t want to feel closed off. Well, it happened and this snowy day made me realize just how important it was.
We had about six inches of snow and with our heat set at 63, never felt a chill. The double paned, argon gas, low e (and whatever else was included) in our Jeldwen Windows paid off. The Thermocore insulated panels kept the heat in and the cold out. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, right?
As the day closed, I sent David out into the snow to catch a couple of photos of the timber frame with snow on it (I grew up in far west Texas and snow wasn’t in our picture). He’d already been to the barn and even driven me to town (where the grocery store was without power and closing for the day), so this wasn’t a big imposition.
So, our timber frame proved itself once more, sheltering and warm, we are pleased to live in a timber frame and to be a part of helping others do the same.