Building Inspection Service

Your Eagle Eye Property Inspector will perform a visual examination based upon our standards of practice. Here we will describe more information on the Attic and what you should inspect for your inspection. Listed below you will also see some sample pictures taken of an Attic for your reference. Please feel free to contact us any time with any questions you might have.

3.9. ATTIC, INSULATION & VENTILATION


I. THE INSPECTOR SHALL INSPECT:


A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas;
B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and
C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.

II. THE INSPECTOR SHALL DESCRIBE:

A. the type of insulation observed; and
B. the approximate average depth of insulation
observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure.

III. THE INSPECTOR SHALL REPORT AS IN NEED OF CORRECTION:

A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces.

IV. THE INSPECTOR IS NOT REQUIRED TO:

A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard.
B. move, touch or disturb insulation.
C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders.
D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers.
E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material.
F. activate thermostatically operated fans.
G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring.
H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.


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