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Homebuilder gets schooled on home sprinkler costs in a town requiring installation

By Fred Durso, Jr. Bill McNaughton and family The community of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, has been requiring home fire sprinklers since 2000. Since then, custom homebuilder Bill McNaughton has equipped new homes in this town with sprinklers, and is understanding that installation costs aren’t as exorbitant as sprinkler opponents make them out to be. “The installation cost is not significant when factored into a mortgage, and the system results in reduced insurance premiums as well,” says McNaughton, who is so supportive of sprinklers that he decided to sprinkler his family’s home, per a news story crafted by the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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