Let There Be Light - Preparing Your New Home For Electrical Rough-In Installation

19 February 2015
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


If you've decided to build a new home for you and the ones you love, you know that it's a very exciting and rewarding process. You also know that it's a process that comes with a great many challenges you've never faced before, and that making sure you have a fully prepared and functioning construction site can be daunting.

One major step in any new home building is the installation of roughed-in electrical work. Below, you'll find a guide to some steps you should take to prepare your home for that process. By following these suggestions, you can find yourself being powered up sooner and finally being able to make your new house feel like a home.

Full Planning

There's an old maxim in house building that claims it's much cheaper to build it now than try to remodel it later. This is certainly true in the case of electrical rough-ins, as having to disassemble a wall at a later date for a new fixture or a new outlet can be a very strenuous process.

You should do your best to anticipate all of your future power needs and include them in your design. Your home builder and electrical contractor can help you estimate what your typical need will be, and from there, you can move forward with installing sufficient access for your future.

Component Ordering

One of the most common sources of delays in new home construction is waiting on parts to arrive that were perhaps ordered in insufficient quantities. While it can be tempting to cut back on costs in this way, the delay caused by waiting on parts will likely run labor expenses beyond the cost savings of cutting back.

When preparing for your electrical rough-in, it's vital that you have all necessary components on site. You'll also likely be safe from waste, as any unused electrical equipment can certainly be resold at a rate that will protect your bottom line.

Insulation Planning

While many people think of insulation merely as a way to keep the home warm and quiet, in the modern technological world, it serves an additional purpose. Modern home insulation is now also designed to shield your electrical components from interference and shorting. You should talk to your electric contractor about his or her experience with shielded insulation, and with that information in mind, you'll be able to identify the potentially vulnerable spots of your home that you'll have to work to protect.

For more information, contact Albarell Electric Inc. or a similar company.