Insulation and Drywall

The reward after months of interior framing and particularly the not so fun part of framing out ductwork, is drywall!  Now that drywall is up; there is a real sense of space that we have been longing to experience.

But before drywall went on the walls we did one final pass at sealing the building envelope which included foaming around windows, doors and ductwork.   The garage walls and ceiling were spray foamed to limit air exchange into the house.  Last, we used batt insulation between the first and second floors and again along the master bedroom wall to limit sound transfer between the spaces.

Once insulation was in, drywalling began.  Although it is not yet finished, we feel that this has been the biggest impact.  We opted for a level 5 finish which is the smoothest result. You’ll see the process in the photos below that begins with hanging drywall, taping and mudding the seams and finally using a big roller to mud the entire wall.  After each mudding, the walls are allowed to dry overnight and sanded the next day.  We are happy with the result so far and excited for paint.

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