Frugal House Framing Manlius NY

Carpenters in Manlius 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
(315) 350-2220
5377 West Genesee Street
Camillus, NY
Kime's Do it Best Home Center
315-697-3232
3381 Seneca Turnpike
Canastota, NY
Manlius True Value Hardware
(315) 682-6531
8225 Cazenovia Rd
Manlius, NY
The Home Depot
(315)622-0702
3861 State Route 31
Liverpool, NY
Kmart 4034 / Cross Merch
(315) 455-7393
2803 Brewerton Rd
Mattydale, NY
Village Ace Hardware
(315) 637-7696
204 S Manlius St
Fayetteville, NY
Gravina Gardens & Ace Hardware
(315) 457-8585
4850 Buckley Rd
Liverpool, NY
Valu Home Centers
315-471-1280
4671 Onandaga Blvd
Syracuse, NY
The Home Depot
(315)699-5440
7922 Brewerton Road
Cicero, NY
Lowe's
(315) 366-3100
1200 Lowe'S Drive
Oneida, 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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