On the Reschexpert blog, Rescheck Podcast, and https://www.Rescheck.info we always talk with about the difficulties, errors, and glitches that are found within Rescheck reports, Rescheck softwares, and Rescheck calculations. Today we want to talk to you about the easiest items that can be used and found within the Reschecking process. As you create your Do it yourself Rescheck reports you need a good place to start. We always start with the easiest items first on every Rescheck so here is how you can get your Rescheck report off on the right start.
Jobsite address is the best place to start. If your county has not issued an address for the project it is ok to use some type of lot description from the state or even just the city where the home will be built in a pinch. However if you forget to add an address before permit submission then you might get your Rescheck rejected and sent back from the building department.
Another good place to look for a start on your Rescheck is the square footage. Sometimes designers will neglect to put a calculated square footage on the plan. This is not the end of the world as you can still calculate the square footage by blocking it out. However having a uniform square footage on your plan for Rescheck can also help you throughout the construction process for things like estimating materials, managing contractors, and ultimately making sure your local tax authority knows the correct heated square footage to bill you for during the rest of your life.
Finally, some things that are easy to calculate are doors and windows if there is a schedule. Go through and take the footage of the openings and apply them to their respective wall along with their U Value and SHGC. If there is now window schedule it can be a bit more difficult but just square out each opening with an architect’s scale.
Another area that you can find easily is the code information that will be used for Rescheck. In most areas this is called the Energy Code. There are two types, State Specific and IECC energy codes. These include the IECC 2018, IECC 2015, IECC 2012, IECC 2009, IECC 2006. The state specific codes Florida Energy Code, Georgia Energy Code, Vermont Energy Code, Utah Energy Code, New York City Energy Code, Puerto Rico Energy Code, Massachusetts Energy Code and New York Energy Code. Each one of these codes are available in Rescheck Web and Rescheck Desktops softwares and each of these Rescheck softwares have an easy to use Rescheck Code Lookup tool that you can find the applicable code for your city, county, state, or region.
Finally the area that will be easy to complete on your Rescheck will be your builder and architect’s name and address. Simply transcribe this info into your chosen Rescheck Software either Rescheck Web and Rescheck Desktop, click Ok then you are ready to move on to your building envelope. This is where things get a little more difficult and we will be sure to give you some pointers in other Reschexpert blog posts. Thanks again for Reading the Reschexpert blog. If you need a Rescheck, Manual J, or Manual S completed quickly we can have one to you in 4-6 hours and only charge $79. Simply email your plans to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take it from there.