After framing, the mechanical problems of your new home occur. Plumbing, HVAC, electricity, media wiring, gas and chimney installations are produced. If you're in a basement, we'll have our plumbers come and install rough pipes before framing. As the name suggests, the floors, walls and ceiling will be “framed with wood”.
You can think of this as the skeleton of your home. Once the framing is complete, an inspector will come out again to verify that every effort has been made to code. After that, exterior finishes such as plywood and home wrap will be applied to seal the inside from the outside. After the house passes the next series of inspections, the next element is insulation.
Insulation helps control the house's climate and also helps the house's energy efficiency. Common types of insulation include fiberglass insulation, foam, and blanket. Once the drywall is completed, other exterior finishes can be installed, such as stucco or siding. Cabinets and floors follow, as well as bathroom finishes, such as sinks, bathtubs, and toilets.
Ducts are installed for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and, possibly, for the oven. HVAC vent tubes are installed through the roof and insulation is installed on floors, walls and ceilings. Insulation helps create a more comfortable and uniform indoor climate, while significantly improving the energy efficiency of the home. Most homes are insulated on all exterior walls, as well as in the attic and on any floor above basements or small unfinished spaces.