Aluminum Wiring in Homes & What to Consider when Purchasing a Home
Many homes constructed in the 1960s and 1970s were built using aluminum wiring. It is more susceptible to being brittle, and a poorer conductor compared to copper. It may corrode over time if exposed to moisture causing it to expand and contract. That leads to the wires potentially loosening and overheating. All those factors may lead to a greater risk of fire.
While homes with aluminum wiring are not necessarily unsafe, there are implications to property insurance that homeowners and potential home buyers should consider.
Right now, please be aware that a limited number of insurers may not provide insurance on homes with aluminum wiring, regardless of its condition. Before…
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