Good thing there was a light in the attic to show the lack of insulation.
Gee, how else would we have known?
There was no mistaking the fact that there was a light there.
The fixture was excellently installed. Not!
Okay, the switch didn't work, and the bulb didn't light up, but I'm sure it will one day.
And the fluffy insulation makes this space look snug and warm.
Or snug and cool, depending on your season.
Okay, that may have been a tad sarcastic as you can see there is NO INSULATION THERE!
This brand, new construction couldn't have presented itself better!
Sometimes I really wonder if the "supervisor" on site every day, performing the "hundreds of inspections" the builder touts (which is why the builder says no private home inspection is needed), is really "supervising" the job, or instead "supervising" the lunch buffet at the nearby cheap family-style restaurant.
Really, how do you miss this?
My recommendation: can you sniff derisively? If not, look up the word (it means with contempt or ridicule), get in front of a mirror, and practice a good, derisive sniff. Be sure to break it out when the builder's sales cutie tells you a private home inspection is a waste of money and not needed. Other non-verbal expressions like a roll of the eyes and a low laugh don't hurt as accompaniment. That little uninsulated space above was 320 square feet. I bet the energy savings from having it properly insulated will pay for a home inspection within a year or two. Thank you very much. No applause necessary.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560