The role of the consultant is to assist the homeowner in "getting it right" the first time.
There is a mass of confusion out there. Some of it is sales related. Some of it is just general lack of knowledge. And some of it is trying to adapt northern or desert renovations to North Central Texas.
For reasonable fees, you can hire a consultant to advise you about making your home remodel an energy-efficient, green, and healthy one. A good consultant will give you a plan to follow.
Advantages of a Consultant
Conducts a visual audit of your home.
Arranges the other tests you need to determine how energy-efficiency can best be executed in your home.
Does not sell other products or services so brings it all together in your favor!
Prepares a list of items needed to make your home as energy-efficient as possible, in order of priority with an estimate of costs.
If you want to do some of the work, helps you determine which items you can actually safely do yourself. For example, lead removal is a job for a professional.
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