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What were R-value requirements of various code versions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Newmark Jan 5. 8 Replies

I'm trying to figure out what level of attic, wall, basement wall insulation levels were required by the different code versions over the years. If you know of a table of this type of info I would…Continue

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Martin Newmark replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Thanks for your reply Steven."
Jan 5
Steven Lefler replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Martin, Local building code R-Value building requirement knowledge is a challenge Here is what I know. HUD code homes since 1998 was by split into 3 Zones for the USA see attachment Insulation Manufactures would be your best resource. The R-Value…"
Jan 5
Robert DV replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Martin, What the code required at a certain time and what the builder did are two separate issues.  Not until recently did you start to see real enforcement of the energy code.  There was no code prior to 1975 and what was used from…"
Dec 22, 2016
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Looks like the ICC cracked down on a few sites - one I still see (but have never used) https://archive.org/details/publicsafetycode"
Dec 17, 2016
Martin Newmark replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Thanks! I've got 2006-15 filled in now. Can you tell me where on the web those free code resources are? I found some for the newer codes but I haven't found them for 2003 and earlier. Thanks."
Dec 15, 2016
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"http://thehtrc.com/2014/first-look-upcoming-codes-changes has the national 2006 to 2015 tables (no changes between the 12 & 15) FYI - I don't think there was a change between 03 & 06 but I am not positive on that There are a few free…"
Dec 15, 2016
Martin Newmark replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Yes, finding out when codes were adopted in every municipality would be very hard. But filling out this table shouldn't be that bad. The reason I want to do this is to be able to have an idea of what insulation is in a home just by finding out…"
Dec 14, 2016
Bud Poll replied to Martin Newmark's discussion What were R-value requirements of various code versions?
"Hi Martin, that's a tough question.  It is tough enough to determine which of the more recent codes any jurisdiction is following.  Here in Maine they only recently adopted a state wide code program and even that has its…"
Dec 14, 2016
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What were R-value requirements of various code versions?

I'm trying to figure out what level of attic, wall, basement wall insulation levels were required by the different code versions over the years. If you know of a table of this type of info I would find it useful to have. Or if you have the knowledge to help me build this table your help would be appreciated. The table would look something like:                                                    R-Value required in:                      |…See More
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3 Birds Insulation
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Contractor: insulation, Contractor: HVAC, Energy auditor / assessor / analyst, Home Inspector (real-estate transactions)
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ASHI, BPI
Professional Interests
Curbing climate change.
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http://3birdsinsulation.com

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At 8:37am on November 28, 2016, Diane Chojnowski said…

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