Let’s warm it up!
The insulation phase of the project arrived just in time for the beginning of the cold season so we were happy to get it installed. We used a combination of Rockwool and rigid foamboard insulation, as well as some spray foam for the hard to reach areas. We also used a 6 mil vapor barrier on all walls and ceilings.
When it came time for drywall, I initially wanted to use 1/4″ for the lower weight, but all windows, doors, and electrical rough-ins were built for 1/2″. Sheetrock UltraLight weighs in at 39.2 pounds while the 1/4″ is about 10 pounds less. Even if the windows and doors didn’t require 1/2″ wall covering, using the 1/4″ material throughout would only save around 100 pounds and take more care to install.
We wanted to use reclaimed wood to make the ceilings really unique, so we spent quite a while busting up pallets and staining the pieces various colors using Varathane wood stain. Although extremely tedious and time consuming, I think the finished product was worth it.
Drywall is not difficult to install, but having a sharp razor knife was a must. I messed up a few pieces and then took extra time to measure all the cuts carefully for a good fit the first time. When taping seams I found that using the mesh tape was much easier and cleaner than the paper tape. I started off using the paper tape and found air bubbles that had dried underneath which forced me to redo work.
Sprint 11 Totals
CURRENT PROJECT COST = $26,307.15
CURRENT PROJECT HOURS = 645
See you soon 🙂