Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 63]
Action Update the Uniform Statewide Building Code
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 9/29/2013
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9/25/13  4:03 pm
Commenter: Matt Jaroneski

Total Cost of Ownership is not the total cost of construction

As someone who is getting ready to replace a 20 year old roof for about $10,000, I would like to point out that good solid construction can reduce the total cost of ownership of a home.  This would then increase the value of the home and increase property tax revenue as well.  This would still save me money since energy costs would be lower and maintenance would be less as well.

I believe that expenditures on home energy is not a productive use of my money.  I expect my state government to have MY best interests in mind and maintain realistic and forward looking regulations that protect me, even if I do not understand the technical details of home building and everything that is involved. 

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