Frugal House Framing Fairport NY

Carpenters in Fairport 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

Woodcraft - Rochester
585-292-9690
Henrietta Plaza
Rochester, NY
LOWE'S OF GREECE, NY
585 453-7500
3150 WEST RIDGE ROAD ROCHESTER, NY, 14626
Rochester, NY
Crown Electric Supply Co Inc
585-265-2480
75 Route 104
Union Hill, NY
Beyond Hardware
(585) 377-5540
2155 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY
Marketplace Mall
(585) 475-8255
10 Miracle Mile Dr
Rochester, NY
Bristol Valley Hardwoods of Rochester
585-229-5695
4054 Bristol Valley Road Route 64
Canandaigua, NY
Mayer Hardware, Inc
(585) 288-7665
226 Winton Rd N
Rochester, NY
LOWE'S OF HENRIETTA, N. Y.
585 424-1340
2350 MARKETPLACE DRIVE ROCHESTER, NY, 14623
Rochester, NY
Walworth Hardware
315-986-1492
3700 Main St
Walworth, NY
The Home Depot
(585)865-1900
1250 West Ridge Road
Greece, 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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