Frugal House Framing Camillus NY

Carpenters in Camillus 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

Village Hardware
(315) 638-4026
43 E Genesee St
Baldwinsville, NY
Lowe's
(315) 350-2801
131 Simon Drive
Syracuse, NY
LOWE'S OF AUBURN, N. Y.
315 253-3410
299 GRANT AVE. AUBURN, NY, 13021
Auburn, NY
Tully Do it Best Bldg Supply
315-696-8984
24 Onondaga Street
Tully, NY
Kmart 7451 / Cross Merch
(315) 598-9641
2078 State Rte 481
Fulton, NY
Village Ace Hardware
(315) 834-2275
2701 Erie Dr
Weedsport, NY
Lowe's
(315) 253-3410
299 Grant Avenue
Auburn, NY
Fastenal- Fulton
315-593-6445
366 W. 1st St South Fulton, NY, 13069
Fulton, NY
Tully Building Supply
315 696 8984
24 Onondaga St Tully, NY, 13159
Tully, NY
The Home Depot
(315)449-2920
5814 Bridge St
East Syracuse, 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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