Did you know that beginning January 1, 2011, newly constructed single family homes in the State of California will need to have fire sprinklers installed? It’s true. A few days ago a story posted in the Sacramento Business Journal, but this news first broke a few months ago. According to the National Fire Sprinkler Association (yes, there is such a thing):
“The State of California has adopted building code changes that will require all new one and two-family homes and townhouses built in the state starting January 1, 2011, to be equipped with life-saving fire sprinkler systems.”
Do you think this is a good move? As a prospective home owner, would you favor a property with fire sprinklers? How much do you think this will raise the cost of a new home?