Balancing holes in the ceiling with adequate lighting
Building a new home in central KY, zone 4A. Trying to figure out lighting needs on the 2nd floor and trying to limit the amount of holes in the ceiling. We will not be using canned lights, so that is good, but we are still talking about fixture boxes cutting holes in the drywall. My wife wants to put a few extra lights in the bathroom and bedroom ceilings vs. me trying to get by with just one (in each room) plus (or including) the exhaust fan.
How difficult is air sealing around light fixtures in an attic during new construction? I am planning on doing the air sealing myself to ensure it is done correctly as well as cutting down the labor cost, so we are just talking about the cost of materials and how difficult it is to properly seal all the holes (and the resulting energy efficiency of those sealed holes).
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