Frugal House Framing Cambria Heights NY

Carpenters in Cambria Heights love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

Local Companies

Mitchell Simon Co Inc
(201) 568-2108
15 S Dean St
Englewood, NJ
LOWE'S OF N. BERGEN, N.J.
201 662-0932
7801 TONNELLE AVENUE NORTH BERGEN, NJ, 07047
North Bergen, NJ
Nunez Depot
718-665-8380
2756 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY
Best Hardware & Mill Supplies
516-354-0529
406 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY
The Home Depot
(516)546-6280
160 E. Sunrise Hwy
Freeport, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
S & E Building Matls Co
(718) 436-4923
744 Mcdonald Ave, between Ditmas Ave and Cortelyou Rd.
Brooklyn, NY
Costello's Ace Hardware
(516) 798-0680
1330 Hicksville Rd, Marshalls
Massapequa, NY
Schall Paint & Hardware
914-965-3339
311 Saw Mill River Rd
Yonkers, NY
Queens Lumber Company, Inc
718-539-0400
34-41 College Point Blvd
Flushing, NY
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Carpenters love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

So it's no surprise that when we set out to frame a home, sometimes we use a little more lumber than we really need. Sometimes we use a lot more. And sometimes, as building scientist Joe Lstiburek puts it, framers use wood like drunken sailors spending their paychecks on shore leave.

But wood isn't free, or even cheap. It has a cost in dollars, in forested acres logged, and in natural ecosystems disrupted. Over-framed walls also leak more energy—enough to show up on fuel bills, and to make a difference in comfort. And there's a labor cost: more sticks to handle, more cuts to make, and more nails to pound.

Other things being equal, economizing on framing lumber makes a lot of sense. For builders willing to learn, there are proven ways to cut back on unnecessary framing lumber use, without compromising structural strength—and while saving energy.

BUILDER EVOLUTION

Around the country, a handful of leading builders are fine-tuning their building shells to save both lumber and energy. For companies such as New Town Builders of Denver and Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., advanced framing is just one part of a larger concept.

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ENOUGH ALREADY: If framing details aren't spelled out, framers may run amok, observes building scientist Joseph Lstiburek.

Click here to read full article from EcoHome Magazine

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