Frugal House Framing Corona NY

Carpenters in Corona 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
H Brickman & Sons
(212) 674-3213
55 1st Ave
New York, NY
The Home Depot
(973)848-0600
399-443 Springfield Ave
Newark, NJ
The Home Depot
(718)827-9568
579 Gateway Drive
Brooklyn, NY
Sunrise Mall
(516) 797-2400
800 Sunrise Mall
Massapequa, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Fastenal- Woodside
718-507-8193
57-08 37th Avenue Woodside, NY, 11377
Woodside, NY
Great Neck Hardware
516-439-4399
135 Cuttermill Rd
Great Neck, NY
The Home Depot
(718)401-2520
600 Exterior Street
Bronx, NY
Cross County S/C
(914) 377-2100
Rte 87(Ny St) & Cross Ct Pkwy
Yonkers, 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.

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