26 July 2011
What I see from my kitchen window...
The wall that I look out onto in my Hof has been a rather dreary sight: dark and stained and with cracks. This year there are tax incentives for weatherization of real property and the owner of the apartment building I face has taken advantage of it.
It has taken several weeks (the contract clearly allowed the insulation, refacing and painting to not be a priority for the company) but the wall is now finished and painted a gleaming and beautiful cream, over the repairs, insulation and stucco already applied.
It looks just beautiful and, I have read, improves the energy utilization by up to 40%. It even improves the energy utilization in my apartment as the light that it reflects into my kitchen allows me to not use electricity for lighting for a longer period every day.
I also enjoyed seeing the process of building the infrastructure and then the deconstruction of the scaffolding and the machines as they slowly gathered their equipment to leave.