Today I worked on a house that had been inspected by someone hired by the buyer. The list of todo"s included a bunch of stuff like repairing the faulty shower valve, gfi, anti tip device on the stove. ect,ect,ect... As I was reviewing the list of items produced by the home inspector I noticed that he included a list of normally recommened items that every home owner-buyer should look out for. One of the things that caught my attention was that his notes said that as far as the attic goes. We should look for R-30 insulation and that this is the current standard. He and we all should not only take a look at the current standards. ( R-60 for new construction, r-48 for existing homes). But he should look at the current energy cost! Come on people. We need to get with the program. Check out the current cost of energy. R-30 insulation was a standard set in place in the stone ages.
When you sell or buy a house you do all of these wonderfull things to get it ready to sell. the inspections are great and cover a lot of inportant and valuble items. But lets look at energy conservation as well. Do the research. Figure out what will help the homeowner be able to pay his/her mortgage. Waisting $ on energy is stupid.
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