Frugal House Framing Monroe NY

Carpenters in Monroe 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?

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Garage Doors Unlimited
(585) 458-8050
1128 Lexington Ave Ste 5
Rochester, NY
A B C Bilco Installers
(718) 846-3235
10676 97th St
Ozone Park, NY
Woods Lock & Door Inc
(631) 549-1472
110 Rockaway Ave
Valley Stream, NY
Repair Specialists
(516) 486-3398
1395 Lakeland Ave
Bohemia, NY
Water Mill True Value Hardware
(631) 726-4493
110 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY
Garage Door Men
(845) 782-0925
145 N Main St
Monroe, NY
Genie Garage Svce
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American Door Co Inc
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9 Lucon Dr
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Advantage Home Improvement
(607) 770-7283
277 Main St
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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.

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