Learn how to install drywall vents

Welcome to the drywall vents page. Here we will discuss how to work around heating, cooling and intake vents. When installing drywall you will often run into one of two scenarios depending on the home.

The first scenario would be a cold intake air vent the second would be a heat, air vent. These vents can be in the floor running up from the room below or can be cut into the wall or ceiling. Your intake and heating vent play a large role in maintaining your homes temperature. So anything we can do to improve efficiency will be help in your homes heating and cooling.

When working with vents you will want to line the studs if there is a empty cavity. This can be done with a few types of on insulation designed strictly for purpose. Master flow makes a duct wrap insulation which works well in a roll. You can also buy the 24x16 inch sheets of quarter inch wrap to cover it. You will also want to line a metal vent with this insulation to try and eliminate heat dispersal. This can become a bit of a trick if you do not make sure that the drywall is flat. Since this insulation will bow out the drywall you will want to make sure it is snug as possible.

You will also want to typically frame in backers in your wall where your vents will go in the drywall so that you can attach them to a stud instead of plain drywall. Then simply cut out the vent when placing your new piece of drywall up and you are ready to go. Installing drywall vents is a fairly simply process.

You will need the following tools.

• Duct tape

• Duct insulation

• Razor knife

• Stapler

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