What Were They Thinking?

September/October 2005
A version of this article appears in the September/October 2005 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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September 01, 2005
Both of these pictures are from the same house. We ran into this and much more while weatherizing this home in a small town with no building codes. The lady who owns this home uses these “stairs” and she is 68 years old. Submitted by:Vicky and JohnKendall Grundy Community Service I am a remodeling contractor and home performance consultant. Upon widening a window, I discovered that the majority of the batt insulation was missing from a cavity. The culprit: mice! Submitted by:Eric SkinnerHome Performance with Energy StarWisconsin Energy Star HomesBuilding America Team Leader

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