How do I prepare for a blower door test in new construction?
I’m interested in doing a blower door test on my new construction house.
I have read some of the articles on here about blower door testing, and most appear to focus on existing construction.
One article said to preform the test on new construction after insulation, but before drywall.
In the typical insulation / drywall progression, wouldn’t the walls be insulated, then everything drywalled (including the ceiling), and then ceiling insulation laid on top of the ceiling drywall?
It seems like ceiling drywall would need to be installed prior to doing a blower door test, and then have the drywall guys come back to do the walls.
Is this correct?
The only other alternative I could see to this would be stapling up a vapor barrier to the underside of the ceiling trusses and then running the blower door.
Neither option seems ideal.
Either I would need to hire drywall guys to do their job in stages, or I would need to rely on staple ridden vapor barrier that could potentially be ripped from the ceiling during a blower test (is this even possible?).
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