The details of each step in the second phase of the home construction process are explained below, Wall Texture. Determine if you want smooth or rough walls, rounded or sharp edges, etc., interior moldings. After installing the insulation, drywall comes. This step is where the house stops looking like a construction site and more like a house.
Once the insulation is installed, the drywall is placed over the wooden frame and held in place with drywall screws. 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. 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. Once the roofing is continued, the house is considered “dry”. An electrician then installs receptacles for outlets, lights and switches, and runs the wires from the switch panel to each receptacle.
This work includes wiring for telephones, cable television and music systems. The interior finish (doors, baseboards, door frames, window frames and stair balusters) comes next. The last coat of paint is applied to walls and everything from kitchen countertops and cabinets to bathtubs and vanities will be installed. The builder will install any hard-surfaced final floor, such as tile, vinyl, and laminate.
Hardwoods may need to wait unless they are pre-finished.