Better framing means more efficient insulation at a lower cost
No. 9: Save on Insulation with Better Framing
This sounds deceptively simple, but the best way to save on insulation is to jump back up to No. 3 and get your framing straightened out. Any installer can tell you that some houses are much faster and easier to work in than others, taking far less cutting, piecing, and stuffing, and that can usually be traced back to the framer. Time is money. When your structure is festooned with excess headers, kings, jacks, and cripples, and your corners are needlessly complex, insulating is much more difficult, not to mention less efficient. Have you ever walked houses with your framers and your insulation installers together? I’ll bet not. Take this seriously and save your insulation company so much time that in six months they’ll be willing to reflect it in their next bid.
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