Fire sprinklers: What's the cost?
The national average for installing automatic fire sprinklers in new homes is $1.35 per sprinklered square foot. Putting that figure in perspective, people pay similar amounts for carpet upgrades, whirlpool baths, or granite countertops. Plus, sprinklers are similar to investing in a full-time firefighter that stands at the ready 24/7 to protect your loved ones and property.
Additional information on sprinkler costs can be found in the "Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment - 2013" report commissioned by the Fire Protection Research Foundation.
Kathleen Almand of the Fire Protection Research Foundation talks about the sprinkler cost report and how it compares to a similar study conducted in 2008.