Frugal House Framing Larchmont NY

Carpenters in Larchmont 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- Yonkers
914-378-0901
200 Saw Mill River Rd Yonkers, NY, 10701
Yonkers, NY
Cityline Hardware & Houseware
(718) 277-1079
1081 Liberty Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(718)230-0833
585 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(718)278-9031
50-10 Northern Blvd
Long Island City, NY
The Home Depot
(516)364-4677
111 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY
Fastenal- Woodside
718-507-8193
57-08 37th Avenue Woodside, NY, 11377
Woodside, NY
LOWE'S OF ORANGEBURG, NY
845 613-6000
206 ROUTE 303 ORANGEBURG, NY, 10962
Orangeburg, NY
Lowe's
(201) 231-6040
150 Route 17 North
E. Rutherford, NJ
The Home Depot
(516)565-3700
172 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY
The Home Depot
(718)641-5500
11220 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, 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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