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The purpose of the insulation is to provide a continuous thermal barrier to minimize heat flow through the walls, ceiling and floor.
Insulation keeps the home comfortable and reduces the costs of heating and cooling.
* Current code requires the floor insulation to be secured to the bottom of the floor sheeting. Because of the extreme heat in Las Vegas, insulation is an important factor in the construction of the home.
The home will not be as comfortable and energy costs will be increased if insufficient insulation is installed,
or it is not installed correctly, such as being compressed or installed with gaps or voids. The insulation should be cut around any components inside the walls and not just stuffed into place. Properly installed wall insulation. Drywall installation involves nailing or screwing the sheets to the studs.
Drywall installers cut the sheets to fit area with holes to accommodate pipes and mechanical equipment. The sheets are then fastened to the studs in a process called hanging.
While most drywall installation used to use nails, screws are now the most common.
Drywall is installed perpendicular to the ceiling joists and wall studs, and the ceiling is always installed first. Drywall is stocked inside the home as soon as the framing is completed. Drywall stocked on the upper floor. Drywall cut around the HVAC return air. * Note the ceiling has been installed before the walls. Joint compound (drywall mud) is used to finish all joints, nail heads and corners.
In most cases, two or three coats of compound are needed at all taped joints. Fire-rated drywall (Type X) is used where building codes require it. Fire rated drywall is typically in garages and under stairs. Laundry area with joints and holes covered. Mudding and taping finished prior to texture coat. After the drywall is installed, special metal corner strips (corner bead) is installed on all corners.
This helps to protect the edges of the drywall and provide a nice straight finished edge. The texture coat is applied last. Picture shows a ceiling ready for the final texture coat. Picture shows a bathroom ready for the texture coat. Special moisture resistant drywall is used where excessive moisture may be a problem, such as bathrooms. In most cases, the moisture resistant drywall is green. image editing javascript ajax by v5.4