Log home res check zone 6
I was speaking with a local log home builder who expressed his experience with local code enforcement and the res check on a new home he’s building. Because of the limitations of the insulative value of the log walls he was required by the codes officer to bump up the r-value of the basement walls to r-49 in order to meet the requirements of the res check. So, rather than building a home that’s insulated to minimum standards the numbers are played with for an end result that satisfies the paperwork.
I know that the codes officer has final say, but this seems nuts to me.
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