Inspections Done Right

Each NOAH RDI Certified Structure meets safety, structural, and energy efficiency standards. NOAH RDI Home Inspection and Certification provides the opportunity to build with integrity, and access a digitized home inspection for future use. Make sure its… CERTIFIED BUILT RIGHT!

The NOAH Standard includes the standards from the RV Industry NFPA 1192, ANSI 119.5 and NFPA 70 (NEC) and adding energy and structural standards from the home building industry.

NOAH uses only InterNACHI Professional Certified Inspectors and inspects each THOW (Tiny House on Wheels) individually. Inspections are performed as the home is being built. These inspections are digitized and stored.

It is up to each local jurisdiction to determine how long you can live in your tiny home on wheels. Because NOAH digitizes and stores the inspection of the build and adds structural and energy to the NOAH Standard, NOAH Inspected tiny homes maybe more likely to be accepted to be lived in full time as a residence as well as to obtain proper insurance.

Because each tiny house is inspected at critical stages of the build and because NOAH digitizes and stores these inspections for use by the city and county building departments, their units have a better chance of being “grandfathered in” once the municipalities figure out this growing tiny house movement because they can review the digitized inspection file that NOAH securely stores.

One municipality is allowing a tiny to be built in Colorado and brought into their county in North Carolina base on NOAH inspection process and NOAH as the third-party inspector of the home as it is constructed to ANSI 119.5.

What Certification Represents

  • The NOAH Certification Seal represents the builder’s compliance with The ANSI+ Standard.
  • The ANSI+ Standard is a minimum requirement for certification, although builders may choose to exceed these standards.
  • The ANSI+ Standard incorporates safety & construction standards currently used by the Recreational Vehicle & Home Building industries; with particular attention to the unique demands of a Tiny House on Wheels by including the American Tiny House Association’s Construction Guidelines (revised edition.)
  • A NOAH Certification Seal displayed on the tongue of the trailer provides a visible symbol & confirmation of THAT Tiny House on Wheels successfully completing the entire inspection process performed by NOAH inspectors.
  • NOAH Certification Seals are numbered & unique to each individual Tiny House on Wheels. 
  • All elements of each inspection record (audio, video, .jpg, .doc, etc.) are archived by Certification Seal number, VIN number (or other identifier), Name of Builder (Manufacturer or Do-It-Yourselfer) for easy identification in the future.
  • Inspection Records are retrievable for review (by lenders, insurers, individual owners, municipalities, etc.) for compliance to future standards not currently in place at the time of the build.
  • NOAH Certification provides the unique distinction & credibility of a third-party inspection of EACH Tiny House on Wheels.

WHAT INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION REPRESENTS…

  • NOAH is an inspection company performing most inspections remotely
  • Inspections are performed by Licensed ICC and/or InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector
  • All elements of each inspection record (audio, video, .jpg, .doc, etc.) are archived by Permit number, Address, Seal/Insignia/Mark, VIN (or other identifier) & Name of Builder for easy identification in the future.
  • What Inspection & Certification represents depends on home type (see home type chart).
  • In the case of Tiny Houses on Wheels inspected as RV’s the Builder certifies compliance with the Standard. NOAH a non-interested 3rd party, performs and stores inspections as additional evidence of compliance to the Standard.
  • The ANSI+ Standard is a minimum requirement for Certification, although builders may choose to exceed those standards.
  • A NOAH Seal displayed on the structure provides a visible symbol & confirmation of THAT Structure successfully completing the entire inspection process performed by NOAH inspectors.
  • NOAH Seals are numbered & unique to each individual Structure.

NOAH Inspection & Certification provides the unique distinction & credibility of a third-party inspection of EACH Structure.

  • NOAH Inspection & Certification is a partnership between the builder (Authority Having Jurisdiction, Manufacturer, DIYer, or Educational Institution) and NOAH’s staff and inspectors to inspect and certify compliance with The ANSI+ Standard.
  • NOAH Does NOT Inspect and Certify Tiny Houses on Movable Foundations as Modular or Factory Built Homes. Each state has its own requirements or process to obtain an Insignia for modular or factory built dwellings. States have not determined a specific, separate, approval process for tiny houses on movable foundations as dwelling units.
  • NOAH Inspection & Certification is not an unconditional approval of a builder, their product line(s) or particular model(s), manufacturing processes, business practices…

WHAT INSPECTION & CERTIFICATION DOES NOT REPRESENT…

NOAH Inspection & Certification is a voluntary program for builders to demonstrate compliance with safety, structural & energy efficiency standards for consumer confidence in the product(s) they produce.

NOAH has chosen to dedicate all of its efforts to supporting NOAH Members & Communities .

NOAH is not a government agency or agent.

NOAH is an independent corporation serving the Tiny House industry. NOAH collaborates with government, municipalities & community developers to harmonize multiple standards of safety, structural & energy efficiency standards in an effort to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving industry.

NOAH Inspection & Certification does not guarantee lending approval, insurance coverage or placement of Structures.

NOAH Inspection & Certification guarantees the Structure bearing the NOAH Seal has successfully passed inspection at specific phases of construction for compliance to safety, structural & energy efficiency standards currently used by the Recreational Vehicle & Home Building industries.