Home Addition Framing

Home Addition Framing

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With the foundation work done the framing for the floors, walls, ceiling and roof can now be done. Framing work includes the, typically, construction of the floor using floor joists and plywood (or your floor may be a concrete slab), the walls which are typically 2×4 wood, but there are many different ways to build walls, the ceiling joists, and the rafters or trusses that hold up the roof and create your new attic.  The exterior is typically covered with plywood or some type of siding which gives the home a lot of its strength.  The end result is a “building” that looks very much like a home!

 

Home Addition Framing

This is an exciting phase in a remodel or home addition because the framing usually goes quick and it is the first time – with a lot of imagination – you can see the “walls” and stand in your new home!  Framing usually goes smooth with few issues.  There is a lot of technical skills required to do a quick job with high quality but there is little risk for problems.  After the framing is completed the city may require an inspection.

After the framing is approved (by the city, if required) the wiring for the electrical system, the pipes for the plumbing and the windows can be installed.  At this point the exterior can also be finished – if the workers and materials are available – but usually the exterior is not finished until later in the project.