Originally Posted By: gmerlo
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Has anyone done or does anyone know about “Thermal” inspections? I was asked the other day by a Real Estate Agent if I did thermals along with the rest of my inspection. He said a thermal is required for HUD. It may also be required for FHA and VA (not sure about these). The form he gave me is titled “Rural Economic and Community Development”, and underneath that is a sub-title " Thermal and HUD Certification for Existing
Properties". It has places to fill in for “R” factors of the insulation in the ceiling, the walls, and the floor. Also, a place to check for thermal or single pane windows, and for insulated or standard exterior doors. At the bottom are a few lines to state any repairs needed to meet HUD standards, a line for the date, and a line for the signature of the inspector. That seems to be it.
Can anyone fill me in on any details about this kind of inspection? There does not seem to be any certification or further licensing requirements. If there are, please let me know what, how, and where. There is a reference to HUD standards from the HUD Handbook 4150.1 and 4905.1, whatever those are. Does anyone have either or both of these HUD books? I imagine an explanation of what the standards are can be found there.