Making changes could cost you. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs, N.M.
So you want to heat the garage. What do you want to heat it with?
In this home the owners added a space or wall heater in the garage. I think it was for using the garage more and having heat would be a great benefit for the owners wanting to be in the garage more.
But this is an issue when I inspected this home.
The owners added a space/ wall heater in the garage. But they placed the heater in the side wall. Not at the end or face of the garage.
This now needs to be protected from being hit by the car when that teenager comes home. Or the owner after a few adult beverages.
Here is what I saw when inspecting this home.
The heater as installed correctly, just that the location was wrong. There are no bumpers for the heater protection.
Plus another issue is the paneling the owners installed after the heater had been installed.
This paneling is not a fire rated paneling. Thus eliminating the fire rating for the garage side wall.
You have to think things through when making improvements to your home. I really don't think a permit was pulled for this wall heater installation either. But that would not surprise me either. Nearly half of the furnaces and water heaters I inspect have never been permitted.
This is why you always get a "FULL Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
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