Drywall & Taping
We provide Drywall & Taping (Mudding, Plastering, Sanding) l related expertise and manpower to commercial projects, custom built homes and new residential housing. Professionalism, quick response time, and a promise that all our work meets or exceeds building codes. This is what we are known for and the many condominiums, duplexes, single and multifamily homes we have completed attest to our staff’s thorough knowledge. We look forward to seeing you for your next project. Our staff is fully equipped for the multilayered needs of residential and commercial projects. Our skilled labor pool is well trained to handle renovations for offices, warehouses and retail buildings. Allow us to share our depth of experience on your next renovation or construction project.
Metal Framing and T-Bar
Steel-Stud or Metal Framing, FREITAS CONTRACTING has provided quality steel framing in both residential and commercial applications. We’ve done hundreds of steel or metal framing installations for a diverse group, anywhere from steel stud for large retail outlets to home installations. T-Bar ceilings are a favorite, easy way to assemble ceiling suspension systems in a fast manner. This speed of assembly also holds true for uninstallation, which is one of the key selling points of T-Bar ceilings In addition to speed of assembly, its fire resistance also ranks it favorably when compared to traditional materials like wood. T-Bar ceilings also support ceiling panel installation for PVC gypsum board, metal ceiling panels, miner fiber board and many more.
We recommend T-bar ceilings for large or grand public spaces (commercial establishments, churches, hospitals, auditoriums, etc) or residential applications in rooms where many people gather such as a Grand Room or basement.
This is the stage where we’re here to explore your dreams and goals, as well as explain our procedures for your consideration. Our onsite visits give clients a good feel for our commitment to having our projects be on time, and on budget. Once you feel comfortable to give us the green light, a production journal is drawn up for your review. FREITAS CONTRACTING is proud to have worked with over 1,000 happy people and families to date. We believe that the key to our success is combining Old World-craftsmanship and attention to unique detail with cutting edge techniques that incorporate sustainability.
Blown In (Blow In)
Insulating your attic is a great way to reduce energy costs and save money. Today insulation can consist of more than just fiberglass. There are many different types of insulation, each with its own properties. Here we will discuss the benefits of installing blown in insulation in your attic. Blown insulation is tighter than standard insulation. This prevents airflow from entering the attic. Small crevices and tight corners are also sealed since the material does not take much space. The tighter the material is, the more efficient it will work. Installing blown in insulation is extremely fast. The barrier, also known as a blanket, needs to be stapled to 2×4 planks of wood to keep it from falling out of place. Once finished, a small slit is cut in the barrier where you can insert however much insulation you need. This is one of the most energy efficient types of insulation available. As it is blown into the barrier, it expands to fill up even the tiniest cracks. If properly installed, it can make your attic 100% airtight. Fiberglass and other insulating materials can be very dangerous for people with allergies. Blown in insulation uses virgin materials, providing a smaller chance of allergies. However, all insulating products have compounds that can lead to allergic reactions, so it is important to put the product inside a sealed blanket to prevent leakage. Since this insulation is a tighter fit, it prevents noise from traveling out of the room. This especially beneficial if you are using your attic for work or playing music. Installing blown in insulation isn’t cheap, but it can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. After several years the insulation in most attics becomes worn down, leaking energy and wasting money. Replacing your insulation will keep your home from wasting precious money on air conditioning and heating. Fiberglass is toxic and harmful to the environment. In contrast, blown in insulation can be made from recycled products. This allows you to both save energy in your home and put recycled materials to good use. You can’t get much greener than that. Moisture is extremely bad for attics. Over time, moisture can cause cracks in concrete, breed dangerous mold, or create a foul smell. Moisture can also make insulation useless, but that isn’t the case with this material. As long as there are no cracks in the barrier, your attic will be effectively moisture-proof.
Spray Foam Insulation
2lb and 1/2lb Spray Foam Insulation is an alternative to traditional building insulation such as fiberglass. A two-component mixture composed of isocyanate and polyol resin comes together at the tip of a gun, and forms an expanding foam that is sprayed onto roof tiles, concrete slabs, into wall cavities, or through holes drilled in into a cavity of a finished wall. Spray foam insulation saves on energy costs and lowers utility bills. Studies by the US Department of Energy show that 40% of a home's energy is lost as the result of air infiltration through walls, windows and doorways. Buildings treated with spray foam insulation insulate as much as 50% better than traditional insulation products. Insulation that is sprayed in buildings protects against moisture, which provides the benefit of reducing the chance of harmful mold and mildew. Eliminating mold growth reduces the likelihood of rotting wood in a home, and allergic reactions to mold spores. In addition to building temperature and moisture control, spray foam insulation is often used to reduce noise. Foam insulation serves as a barrier to airborne sounds, and reduces airborne sound transfer through a building's roof, floor and walls
Revered at one time as the ultimate in home luxury, the vaulted ceiling has had its major ups and downs in terms of the love or hatred directed at it by homeowners, builders, architects, and designers. Sometimes known as a cathedral ceiling, one of its major pitfalls that it is a notorious energy-waster. On the good side, these types of ceilings look good and provide a lot of light inside a house. Vaulted ceilings are usually built as “new-construction,” rather than remodelled into a house with conventional flat ceilings. Vaulted ceilings give rooms a light and airy feeling. For one, vaulted ceilings allow for skylights, which are more difficult to install in a conventional flat ceiling. Also, vaulted ceilings can make a small room feel like it has more floor space, even though it does not. Different kinds of vaulted ceilings have different advantages: the dome is simple to construct; the barrel vault is quick to fabricate; and the groin vault, although more complicated, is especially beautiful.
We create a home away from home. Basement renovations have price tags at all levels. Many use this as a new level of lifestyle, it’s like a cottage at the bottom of the stairs… sometimes the investment has reached those levels. These projects not only create a home focal point, it becomes “the place” where you want to entertain, one area where the whole family could all be. Let’s see what your dream wish list can produce you now you have some new ideas…