Right now, we’re getting ready to install our new metal roof and PV laminate system; but first, we had to take a serious look at the truss system. This is the original truss system made of untreated wood, and unfortunately, it only had about five years left, so it wouldn’t make too much sense to put a brand new roof and PV system which will be around for many years to come.
We chose to stick close to nature by using pressure-treated wood. These trusses are made from Southern Pine-this wood offers a unique cellular structure which allows it to hold preservatives exceptionally well. It’s rot and insect resistant which makes it an ideal product for hot and humid Florida. The other thing to keep in mind is that pressure treated wood is affordable, easy to find and easy to use, making it the most widely accepted and used outdoor building materials.
Why else is wood good? Well, it’s the best insulator against heat and cold-it doesn’t conduct heat and cold meaning these trusses will go a long way in helping us reduce overall energy costs for this barn. It’s the only renewable building material. It’s recyclable and can be regenerated too. During the manufacturing process, wood produces the least amount of greenhouse gases when compared to other truss options. Last but not least, did you know the U.S. has as many trees as it did 100 years ago? Why? Sustainable forestry is the key. In Southern Pine forests, more trees are planted each year than are harvested. This ensures that locally grown Southern Pine will be around for generations to come.
Florence Henderson delivers meals and smiles to seniors in need.
December 9 - 3:00 PM
Visionary Architect Paolo Soleri
We travel to Arizona to the 'City of Bells'. Arcosanti is an urban laboratory built in the 70's. This eco-dream was built by visionary architect Paolo Soleri to demonstrate his concept of arcology which is a fusion of architecture and ecology.
December 9 - 3:30 PM
It's Not All Monkee Business For Peter Tork
Musician Peter Tork shares how the MONKEES defined his life. Healthy home tips to pet proof your living space. How to create a home gym on a budget. Omega rich salmon recipe and what every pet owner needs to know about heart worm disease.