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Sunriver remodel addition moves to the insulation phase

MCJ_8392Our remodel addition on Central St. in Sunriver, Oregon is moving along as expected.  It took about 2 weeks to go from foundation slab to having a framed and “roughed in” shell.  What’s a framed and “roughed in” shell, you ask?

What is Framing?

What does Rough In Mean?


MCJ_8437Now that our plumbing and electrical are “roughed-in”, we can move along with the insulation phase of building.  In this remodel we insulate using traditional fiberglass insulation as well as caulking.  Fiberglass (or fibreglass) (also called glass-reinforced plastic,  glass-fiber reinforced plastic is a fiber reinforced polymer made of a plastic matrix reinforced by fine fibers of glass.  Typically it’s pink in color.
Fiberglass is a lightweight, extremely strong, and robust material. Although strength properties are somewhat lower than carbon fiber and it is less stiff, the material is typically far less brittle, and the raw materials are much less expensive. Its bulk strength and weight properties are also very favorable when compared to metals, and it can be easily formed using molding processes.


Caulking and weather-stripping help seal your home and reduce drafts, keeping heat inside during winter and cool air inside during summer. Insulation blocks the flow of heat through attics, floors and walls by forming “dead air” spaces. Having adequate insulation can help save on energy costs up to 25%, and caulking and weather stripping can save up to 5% on heating costs.

Another item to note (as you’ll see from the pictures is we are using the newest technology in joists.  An engineered wood joist, sometimes known as an I-joist, is a product designed to eliminate problems that occur with conventional wood joists. Invented in 1969, this joist is an engineered wood product that has great strength in relation to its size and weight. The biggest notable difference from dimensional lumber is that the I-joist carries heavy loads with less lumber than a dimensional solid wood joist. As of 2005, approximately 50% of all wood light framed floors used I-joists. I-joists were designed to help eliminate typical problems that come with using solid lumber as joists. The advantage of I-joists is they will not bow, crown, twist, cup, check or split as would a dimensional piece of lumber. I-joists’ dimensional soundness and little or no shrinkage help eliminate squeaky floors.  Our joists are not I-joists, but are built with the same intensity and probably a stronger engineering value to help support the dormer above the garage as well as the additional snow load we get in Sunriver.

Next Up….Drywall and Painting!





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