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Home Framing and Exterior Insulation


Matt begins Episode two by revisiting the framing package and discussing the choice for 2x4 LVL vs LSL and SPF… tune in to learn why and what he would do next time. We then see how these LVL's were fastened to construct the attic with SPAX products and check in on what SPAX has updated in their catalogue. The base plate detail is unique on the build; do you remember what changes on this project from what is commonly done? 

The belt and suspenders approach with sill seal and sealant for capillary brake and air sealing is also preparing for the insulated subfloor.

Changes to the layout of the bathroom for efficiency with the plumbing runs thanks to assistance by Gary Klein. 

Subfloor and I-joist vs open web truss becomes a discussion point while the Advantech by Huber gets installed.  The second floor delivers the famous monopoly framing technique that is popular today.
  “Iconic monopoly framing” allows for the Huber Zip sheathing and Air Sealing from wall to roof.  Learn the benefits of this labor saving and air tightness success delivered.

The Raincoat and hood goes on at the Twenty-fice minute mark.  💧The exterior builds up the insulation on the walls and roof, Matt stresses the effectiveness of continuous insulation and the amount of insulation needed in different parts of the country depending on your climate zone.  Conduction, Convection and Radiation are controlled by this assembly and while striving for durability the critter control and bug screen is also detailed in the sequencing of the sealing and rain screen.  At 38 minutes into the video watch for air sealing with the help of Prosoco and sequencing during framing and separating the garage.  Matt stresses his standard details and sets up for windows and mechanicals.  Know Better Build Better. (TM)


Special thanks to our sponsor JAMES HARDIE

and this Episode's Sponsor SPAX

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