I was representing the seller as he was selling his 4 year-old-house.
We had a buyer and they were doing the normal routine home inspection. Everything was going fine until the home inspector crawled up to the attic with his flashlight. .
"There is no insulation in this attic!"
He announced. .
As I quickly responded. ."you mean it needs MORE insulation?"
"NO!" he yelled back..
"There is not one ounce of insulation in this attic!"
I was silent for a few seconds as I looked puzzled towards my client . .
"Are you sure? " I asked as I started climbing up the ladder to see it with my own eyes.
Yep, sure enough. . there was not even a dust mite of insulation on this attic. . it was clean as a whistle!
"No wonder this house was so cold on the winters " shuddered my seller as of matter fact. .
"You lived in this house for 4 years with no insulation on your attic?!
Didn't you inspected this when you first purchased you home? I asked incredulously
"No, I though "they"inspected the house before they gave me the keys". .answered the $600 per month heating bill dumbfounded dweller.
"Who is they?"
The builder will only do what city inspectors allows them to do. .they missed it and they sold you a brand new townhouse . .and somehow they forgot to put insulation. .
Someone dropped the ball. .
As I called the builder for my client and demanded politely for them to come in and FINISH BUILDING THIS HOUSE 4 YEARS LATER!
They did this FREE OF CHARGE!. .phewww!