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In Guadalupe County, Texas what is the code outer walls on

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In Guadalupe County, Texas what is the code for insulating outer walls on existing home when remodeling. Is there a code that states you must have insulation in outer walls. Could you chose not to insulate. Are there any exception codes? For example older homes?
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
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All exterior walls must be insulated on a structure that is built to be inhabited.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What if the walls were not insulated before the remodeling. Or older homes. Are there any exceptions.
Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
The part of the house that is being remodeled would have to meet the current National Building Code.
If part of the house is untouched
( as in adding a room) to an older home then the untouched part may possibly cobsidered " grand fathered" and exempt.
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
If the entire interior is being gutted and the whole house remodeled then it is likely all the exterior walls would have to be brought up to code
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
Not insulating would not likely be a choice that would be allowed.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok thank you
Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
If it is a cabin or historic home, a structure that will not be occupied set up a neeting with your local building inspector to arrange for an exception. It may not be granted but they can guide you as to what they will accept
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Home Improvement Expert: Machinc, General Contractor replied 1 year ago
For exterior walls a value of r13 is the minimum.
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