Local inspector passed me through insulation and I'm preparing to do the drywall. When I pulled the insulation wrap on the yellow insulation part, I noticed this 2x2 sticking out diagonally. For what purpose do builders typically do this? Just to hold in the insulation or is it somehow structural? Figured with a 2x2 it's probably not the latter, but just curious.
It was probably temporary bracing used during construction. It can be safely removed once the roof structure is complete and the walls have structural sheathing properly installed.