Frugal House Framing Massapequa NY

Carpenters in Massapequa 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

Roberts Plywood Co.
45 North Industry Court
Deer Park, NY
(516) 794-6531
700 Dibblee Drive
Garden City, NY
Fastenal- Oceanside
104 Mott St Oceanside, NY, 11572
Oceanside, NY
Botto Brothers Hardware
(516) 931-0816
231 Broadway
Hicksville, NY
Kmart 9418 / Cross Merch
(516) 295-4186
253-01 Rockaway Blvd
Rosedale, NY
(631) 651-8651
698 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY
Suburban Mills
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 563-8181
Bohemia, NY
Lowe's of Bay Shore
800 Sunrise Highway Bayshore, NY, 11706
Bayshore, NY
Ferreteria Maderas 3-c Inc.
(787) 783-8260
Calle Segarra Final Sector Bechara
San Juan, NY
Data Provided by:

Provided By:

No End Date for this image

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.


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.

No End Date for this image

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

Related Articles
- Framing Gable and Shed Dormers Massapequa NY
Whenever adding any type of dormer, it's essential to determine the roof load and design the load path transfer to the existing floor joists or roof rafters. Then you can ensure adequate bearing points, or add framing and install beams to carry the loads through the walls down to the foundation. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consult a structural engineer for guidance, especially on larger dormers.
- Framing Square Massapequa NY
- Door Review Massapequa NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Massapequa NY
- Festool Circ Saw and Guide Rail System Massapequa NY
- Electric Chainsaws Massapequa NY
- Exterior Products Massapequa NY
- Framing a Pergola Massapequa NY
- Foolproof Layout Method Plans Massapequa NY