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Changing faces…..outside

August 27, 2013

This summer our project has been to change out the grey gravel on our courtyard to flagstone. The reason we decided to do this is amusing: Our dogs “fly” out the front door and gravel gets caught between their toes thus as they fly, they toss gravel into the windows and glass front door. We did not want to have the added stress of replacing windows or front door, so we went with flagstone. We will monitor the temperatures over this next winter to see if there is a drop in overall radiant temperature due to this change. The grey gravel extended our passive solar heating capabilities a bit, which makes the house warmer in the winter (which is ideal). The flagstone will (like the gravel) extend our thermal mass somewhat.

Hagar tire bale home, new flagstone front entry 2013

Hagar tire bale home, new flagstone front entry 2013

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