The Most Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will weatherization fix my roof? No. Weatherization does not repair or replace roofs. In fact, if the condition of the roof is poor enough, weatherization measures cannot be performed until the roof is fixed. Measures cannot be installed if there is severe moisture and/or mold present anywhere in the home.​                                                                                                                  

  2. Will I get new windows and/or doors? The Auditors will determine the priority measures to be installed in a home. The list starts with insulation, ventilation, and air sealing needs as the most important. This is where you will see the most reduction of energy usage on your utility bills. measures can include replacing broken glass and window/door repair. Replacement will only be considered if it is more cost effective than repairing.                                                                                                                         

  3. Will it cost me anything? Weatherization services are FREE to income qualifying clients. if it is discovered that the client did not disclose all pertinent information that determines eligibility, the client will be responsible for repaying the agency for the cost of the weatherization work.                                                                                                     

  4. My house was weatherized before I lived in it, can I get weatherization services again? Each program has a different wait period regarding re-weatherization. The State Programs will NOT re-weatherize houses that have received services after 1994.                                                                                                                   

  5. What future restrictions are there if I have my home weatherized? Homeowners will be responsible to repay the cost of weatherization services IF they sell their home within 12 months of installation of measures. Renters cannot be evicted for reasons related.                                                                                                    

  6. What if the energy audit results in a deferral? An intake is good for one year. Should a home be deferred, the client will be informed at the time of audit. Once the situation is fixed, weatherization will conduct another audit to determine if measures can be installed. A deferral simply means that the home does not meet the requirements of the program. The most common causes are severe moisture/water issues, presence of mold, and the state of either the mechanical systems or structure being in disrepair. 

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