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What Were They Thinking?

September 01, 2005
September/October 2005
This article originally appeared in the September/October 2005 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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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 John
Kendall 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 Skinner
Home Performance with Energy Star
Wisconsin Energy Star Homes
Building America Team Leader

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