Posted on: 7 September 2019
If your state requires the use of title 24 reports for proper compliance, you will want to make sure that you are doing just that. Non-compliance can lead to many problems, such as refusal of occupancy permits and the order to pay fines. To help you understand a little more about title 24 compliance and the reports that go with it, you will want to continue reading.
When You Are Required To Provide The Report
When you are building a new home, or you have decided to add an addition onto an existing home, you will need to provide the building department right away. This is so they can issue you the proper building permits. Without the building permit, you will not be allowed to legally begin your work.
What Information Should Be Included On The Report
If you have never completed a title 24 report, you might not know what information needs to go on there. Make sure that you are including information on the energy efficiency and the construction of your home such as:
- Water heating
- Window performance
- Insulation levels
- Heating and cooling systems
The performance part of the report pertains to how well the windows are keeping the home properly insulated in terms of energy efficiency.
You May Not Have To Make Upgrades To Current Systems
If you are just adding an addition onto your home, you may not be required to upgrade or replace the current systems in the home, such as the water heater and your heating and cooling systems. However, when you are installing insulation and windows for that addition, you need to make sure that those are energy efficient and compliant with the laws.
It is important to remember that not all states require such detail of the energy efficiency of newly built homes and additions. You can check with your town building codes office for more information. They should be able to give you more insight.
Now that you have a little better understanding of the importance of title 24 and why you need to provide a title 24 report, you will want to get starting ensuring that you have everything for your new construction properly planned. If you still need some assistance with the legalities of title 24 and how it applies to you and your property, you can always consult with a contractor that specializes in this area of codes and construction.Share