Frugal House Framing Corning NY

Carpenters in Corning 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

Lowe's
(607) 739-6106
913 County Rd., Route 64
Elmira, NY
The Bath Building Co
607-776-1333
Bath Plaza, Washington Bl
Bath, NY
Horseheads Do it center
607-739-5616
124 North Main Street
Horseheads, NY
The Home Depot
(607)936-1400
3160 Silverback Lane
Painted Post, NY
Bath - Auth Hometown
(607) 776-6659
7172 Ret 54
Bath, NY
Garreson Lumber Company
607-566-8558
7201 Craig Rd.
Bath, NY
Shirley's Of Bath Inc.
607-776-2051
7285 Route 54
Bath, NY
The Corning Building Co
607-936-9921
Cbc Plaza, Park Ave
Corning, NY
Valu Home Centers
607-936-9900
Ames Plaza 1000 Victory H
Painted Post, NY
Arnot Mall
(607) 739-6000
3300 Chambers Rd
Horseheads, 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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