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Glossary of Construction Terms Used in Home Construction, Home Improvements, and Home Remodeling.

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Terms used in Aging in Place & Special Needs Remodeling, Basement Remodeling A Brand New Look at an Old Option, Design and Build Home Remodeling, Foundation Service, Green Building & Sustainability, Kitchen And Bath Remodeling, Structural Repair, Total Home Remodeling, and Egress Windows.

Material used in buildings to reduce heat transfer and improve energy efficiency. Insulation is crucial in walls, roofs, and floors to maintain a comfortable indoor climate, reduce energy costs, and minimize environmental impact. Common types include fiberglass, cellulose, foam board, and spray foam, each with different properties and applications. Insulation is rated by R-value, which measures thermal resistance; the higher the R-value, the better the insulation’s effectiveness.

A steel beam with a cross-section resembling the letter ‘I’. I-beams are used extensively in construction due to their strength and efficiency in carrying heavy loads over large spans. They are commonly used in framing, bridges, and other structures requiring robust support.

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Construction glossary term - Insulation
Construction glossary term - Inspection

The act of entering or the ability to enter a space. In building design and planning, ensuring easy and safe ingress is just as important as planning for egress (exit). This involves considering doorways, paths, and other entry points to ensure they are accessible, secure, and compliant with building codes.

A thorough examination carried out by professionals to assess the condition, safety, compliance, and quality of a property or construction project. Inspections are crucial for identifying potential issues before or after construction.

In construction, an insole refers to the structural support placed between the joists or rafters to provide additional strength or as a base for finishing materials like flooring or roofing.

A device used in HVAC systems that controls the speed of the compressor motor, allowing for variable output and increased energy efficiency by adjusting to the required cooling or heating load.

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