Frugal House Framing Monsey NY

Carpenters in Monsey 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- Paterson
973-278-5509
443 Madison Ave Paterson, NJ, 07524
Paterson, NJ
Lowe's of Clarkstown
845-351-3500
100 Overlook Blvd Nanuet, NY, 10954
Nanuet, NY
The Home Depot
(973)357-1305
75 McLean Blvd
Paterson, NJ
The Home Depot
(914)593-7110
1 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY
Hewitt - Sears Hardware Stores
(973) 728-7877
1926 Union Valley Rd
Hewitt, NJ
BOARDS & BEAMS, CO.
(973) 299-6100
48 OLD JACKSONVILLE ROAD
TOWACO, NJ
Lowe's of Chester
845-572-2400
3924 Summerville Way Chester, NY, 10918
Chester, NY
Schall Paint & Hardware
914-965-3339
311 Saw Mill River Rd
Yonkers, NY
The Home Depot
(973)248-0585
106 Route 23 North
Riverdale, NJ
The Home Depot
(914)963-3003
601 South Sprain Rd
Yonkers, 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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