FRAMING CONTRACTOR - ARIZONA
Changing your home should not be limited by what is already in place or set up - with F1 Home Services and our team of framers, we can change the dimensions of a room, open up a dining room and kitchen, add a half-wall in a bathroom, or even changing what a room is set up for. Adding a new door is one thing, but knocking down a wall is another and can change the whole flow of a house to the way you want. F1 Home Services is the best Arizona Framing Contractor.
Framing is more than just adding wood beams into a wall and 2x4s into the floor, it also requires knowing which walls are load-bearing and matching up ceiling heights. Don't try to DIY this vital part of the renovation and remodeling process - trust the experienced craftsmen of F1 Home Services.
FACTS ABOUT FRAMING
Make sure the framer understands your custom details; a little due diligence goes a long ways to saving the bottom line. Nobody wants to remodel the remodel.
Make sure that the plumbers, electricians and mechanic installers don’t have a chainsaw in their truck. Sub contractors that simply hack-away at the framing to fit their systems into the design will end up compromising the structural integrity as well as the design aesthetics. Good sub-contractors use communication and negotiating rather than logging equipment.
Think through alignment issues; door and window heads should line up inside (ideally with a sweet no-casing drywall wrap) as well as line up outside, which means the framing needs to offset so that the finish conditions align. Also, sometimes you need to offset adjacent framing so that when different types of finishes are added to surfaces, you still get alignment.
Look for opportunities to recess/conceal framing hardware, like straps, brackets, etc. that give you headaches when going for finish because they interfere with a smooth modern finish.
Take the appropriate time on the very last round of pick-up framing to shim/ shave where needed for a flat finish.
Place blocking wherever you might suspect you need it- both for things like bath hardware (picture your six-year old hanging on the t.p. holder) and for other things like door or recess light tracks that you may want to recess into the sheetrock. Sometimes, we’ll plywood sheath entire walls if we’re unclear about hooks, shelving, etc.
Take time to adjust joist lay-out before the floor is framed to ensure that the can-lights will hit the lines you intend. Take time to block out/ adjust framing for venting, future speakers, etc. so that they’ll align with can lighting or other devices.
There are often different blocking needs in modern projects; for instance we design flush base details and low horizontal outlets; each of these requires a band of low blocking around the room.
Triple check framing at any place where cabinetry or other tricky installs will meet a wall or ceiling finish.
Layout basic devices ,fixtures and appliances ASAP; this will help determine duct runs, waste pathways, and troublesome areas. (Article Link)
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