A lot of good input about the write up of the post, thank you everyone. Though the OP asked for you all to state what your comment would be in a report. Anyone care to share?
Wouldn’t my comment be sufficient for reporting purposes? I’m in Indiana not Texas, so we do not quote code, you can be dragged into court and asked if you are a code inspector or home inspector here.
Regardless of what’s behind the rigid insulation, it cannot be fire compliant. I used two sources to call it a fire hazard.
Page 270 of the Carson Dunlop Para 2.4 states "if left exposed it presents a fire hazard.”
Page 57 of InterNACHI’s Inspecting the Attic, Insulation, Ventilation & Interior 2nd Edition states “Interior application must be covered with 1/2 inch gypsum or other building code approved material for fire safety” thus any exposed material would have to be a fire hazard.
Here’s a link to the training material;
With having only 2 hours to inspect a 2,500 sq ft house, 2 to 3 hours to finish the report. I understand the code cited below and the vibrant conversation. I still stand by my original comment since no alternative has been provided;
“The ceiling panels are foam insulation panels. These should be covered with sheet rock because they are a fire hazard if left exposed. This should be corrected by a licensed professional contractor as soon as possible.”
This has to be conveyed to a soccer mom whose likely going to hand this off to her busy husband as a honey do list.
The licensed professional contractor likely would know the local code and correct the situation. I’m more curious now given the replies to see what your comment for your report would actually be because of the varying opinions stated throughout the thread.
Stephen Rager :mrgreen: