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Ask Event 2018

2018 “Ask Event” Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

On the evening of March 8 we had a lovely evening at The One Hundred Club in Portsmouth.  Thank you Bangor Savings Bank for sponsoring this annual event.  Supporters like you make it possible for us to keep doing what we do.  Our newest partner family, the Lauders, joined us and mom, Angela, told us all a little bit about the journey that led her to us and future homeownership.  

We enjoyed good food, great company and raised some money to keep building homes for local families.  Thanks to everyone who braved the storm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed the event but still want to donate, please give us a call at 603-433-9555 and we will be happy to help you out with that.

 

Winter Heating Tips

One of our Steady Eddies, Stephen Berry, shared this article he wrote about identifying heat loss through your home’s roof.  It’s really very informative. Check it out:

Are you losing HEAT thru your Roof ?

Now that cold weather is here – there is an EASY way to check to see if you are LOSING HEAT thru your attic/roof.    IF you find that you are losing heat thru your roof – there are several ways to insulate that area to reduce/eliminate the heat loss.  You don’t need to completely insulate your house to help out this winter – address what you can.   Talk to your local support group such as the Food Bank, Social Services, Community Support Groups – to see if anyone can help with the insulation or identifying a solution.  It could be you need help only putting in insulation, or help purchasing insulation – or both.   BUT ASK   –   the oil/gas/wood savings will be worth it – and it should help keeping your house warmer this season.

On a Frosty Morning before the sun hits your roof –go outside and see if your roof looks like this roof.  Solid Frost or maybe a light coating of snow all over.  Wonderful! 

 

BUT if your roof looks like this –  it tells you that your insulation is quite good, just a couple of spots that could/should be looked at.  Prossibly the insulation is hanging down from the rafters and only needs to be tacked back in place.  But still check out the attic if you can.

 

NOW if your roof looks like this –  it is telling you that there is some insulation near the eaves, but further up in the rafters, there is little or no insulation.  HEAT loss is happening – costing you money and you are heating  the outside.   Typically around the chimney you might/should see various degrees of melting depending on how you are heating your house.  Insulation will stop/reduce that heat loss.   Be certain to look into your attic and see if you can identify what is happening and what you might need to do.  If you don’t feel comfortable going to the attic – talk to someone for help.   (There might be formal State or Federal program – and probably a waiting list – ASK anyway.)

 

Veterans Build

On Veterans Day this year we had a group from Team Rubicon join up with a group from UNH AF ROTC at our build site in Rochester.  Moe’s Italian Sandwiches of Rochester donated lunch.  A good time and productive day was had.  Thank you Veterans, you give us so much.

 

 

 

Four Rod Road, Rochester

Our volunteers have been working hard on a two family house at 168 Four Rod Road.  If you would like to come out and help build, bring them some lunch or just visit we’d love to see you.  You can reach us at admin@senhhabitat.org or 603-433-9555.  

 

To see more photos, please visit our facebook page.

First Annual Golf Tournament

We had our first annual golf tournament on August 21, 2017 at the Wentworth By the Sea Country Club.  Over 70 golfers joined in the fun. With the help of sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants we raised money to help us continue building houses and we all had a great time.  An extra thank you to our presenting sponsor, Legacy Properties / Sotheby’s International Realty.

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