Frugal House Framing Jamestown NY

Carpenters in Jamestown 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

Fastenal- Warren
814-723-0603
1030 Pennsylvania Ave W Warren, PA, 16365
Warren, PA
Southern Tier Municipal & Cnst
716-487-0168
1801 Washington St
Jamestown, NY
Mayville Hardware Inc
716-753-2621
53 South Erie Street
Mayville, NY
Howes True Value Hdw&garden Center
(814) 723-4551
15560 Route 6
Warren, PA
Jamestown - D
(716) 488-0755
975 Fairmount Ave W
Jamestown, NY
Oneida Lumber
(814) 723-8220
405 Beech St, WHIRLEY INDUSTRIES/ Warren court house
Warren, PA
Lowe's of Warren, PA
814-313-9003
2625 Market Street Warren, PA, 16365
Warren, PA
Valu Home Center #28
716-763-9691
280 E Fairmount Ave
Lakewood, NY
Valu Home Center #39
814-726-7336
1085 Market St East
North Warren, PA
The Home Depot
(716)665-3999
995 Fairmount Avenue
Jamestown, 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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