One of the biggest points of contention for the use of home fire sprinklers is cost. Sprinkler opponents argue that installation is a pricey endeavor that will escalate a home's total construction cost, pricing first-time homebuyers and other home seekers out of securing their coveted dwelling.
Behind the scenes, committee members responsible for creating NFPA 13D, +Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes,+ are always taking a serious look at installation cost. "We don't want to price people out of these systems," says Matt Klaus, NFPA's staff liaison for NFPA 13D and principal fire protection engineer.
Watch and share the following video of Klaus discussing the committee's role in keeping installation costs affordable:
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