Blower Door Services for Michigan's new building code.

 

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 As of February 2016, all new homes and major remodels are required to have a blower-door test performed. This is done to make sure there's no major flaws in the thermal envelope, and to ensure the efficiency of the home.   Michigan Energy Code N1102.4.1.2 of the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book.

As of February 2016, all new homes and major remodels are required to have a blower-door test performed. This is done to make sure there's no major flaws in the thermal envelope, and to ensure the efficiency of the home.

Michigan Energy Code N1102.4.1.2 of the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book.

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I provide Michigan Uniform Energy Code Test Result Certifications and I email you an Excel based report for the County Inspector the same busniss day. As of February 2016 Michigan adopted the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). As part of our building code, Michigan builders are required to have a Blower Door Test performed on all new residential constructions. To avoid conflict of interest, Michigan requires builders to use a third party to complete testing.

 The average cost is between $250- $450 USD.

Don't worry about Failing a Blower Door Test

 It's rare for a new home to fail a Blower Door Test, but every once and a while it happens. 

It's rare for a new home to fail a Blower Door Test, but every once and a while it happens. 

The primary reason new homes fail is due to HVAC companies neglecting to apply expandable foam to their handywork, forgotten chases in attic floor around plumbing vents, and new homes on old foundations. If the home is close to passing, I'll stick around with my thermal camera with my Blower Door running to help pinpoint where all the points of air-infiltration are happening. Over the past year and a half of performing Blower Doors in Michigan, I've only had one builder need a spray-foam company come out to fix a leaky Rim-joist.