No one wants to do Advanced Framing!
I have been reading many of your articles on advanced framing… 2×6 walls 24″oc. As I was planning the construction of our new cottage, I consulted with many subcontractors on advanced framing. Without exception, each one (insulation, framing crew, siding, trim) all advised me against going that route. They discussed issues like difficulty hanging cabinets on a wall 24″oc, wavey siding, the need to go to 5/8″ drywall to avoid wavey interior looking walls, the lack of studs for wide window & door trim and even…. “the house will be too tight” ! How would respond to that ? I was surprised and disappointed…. I think I am going to go with 2×4 walls, 16″oc w/1″ rigid foam sheathing.
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