IRC 2009 R807.1 in low infiltration construction
Citing IRC 2009 R807.1 (“Attic Access”)  my city rejected my 1010 project  plan which, in an effort to limit infiltration below 0.6ACH@50P, does not include an access point into the R-91 attic. The slope of the roof is such that, without significant design changes IRC 2009 R807.1 is in effect.
Someone else has been here, I’m sure…got any insights to share?
The idea of including an attic access to comply with R807.1, only to seal it up to meet 0.6ACH@50P is just plain silly; but dropping the pitch of the roof to avoid R807.1 even more difficult.
Any recommendations you’re willing to share are greatly appreciated.
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