What is dead wood in drywall insulation?

Faye Perdelwitz
by Faye Perdelwitz
What is dead wood in drywall instulation? Got a bid but don't know why he has to put in dead wood.

  3 answers
  • Ron Cribbs Ron Cribbs on Dec 19, 2017
    deadwood is a term for a board primarily nailed in corners or where walls meet ceilings to give something for the drywall to be attached. being that trusses or walls typically are framed on a 16 or 24 inch layout they wont always land where your adjoining walls meet. it can also be used as nailers for ceiling fans, cabinets, towel bars or anything else that you would want to support that would require more strength than just drywall

  • Charly Charly on Dec 19, 2017
    Dead wood is when they have to add scrap pieces of wood to the sides of framing or close to the ceiling or floor or any section that needs a place for the drywall to be nailed or screwed to. That's it's only purpose. It is not for structural purposes.

  • Randal Randal on Dec 20, 2017
    sounds as if he is doing you right, like they say it is just extra wood added for adhesion or screwing something to that is needing more support.