Frugal House Framing Nanuet NY

Carpenters in Nanuet 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- East Rutherford
201-804-2228
33 Rt 17 South East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
East Rutherford, NJ
TOOL NUT
(914) 621-0200
247 MAHOPAC AVENUE YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, 10598
Yorktown Heights, NY
Sloatsburg Hardware
845-753-2725
88 Orange Turnpike
Sloatsburg, NY
The Home Depot
(914)963-3003
601 South Sprain Rd
Yonkers, NY
Kmart 9416 / Cross Merch
(914) 684-1184
399 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains, NY
Allied Building
(201) 935-0800
15 East Union Avenue East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
East Rutherford, NJ
KASS INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY/Bronx
(718) 299-6060
1715 Washington Ave Bronx, NY, 10457
Bronx, NY
Schall Paint & Hardware
914-965-3339
311 Saw Mill River Rd
Yonkers, NY
The Home Depot
(845)348-0566
2024 Palisades Ctr Dr
West Nyack, NY
Lowe's
(845) 613-6000
206 Route 303
Orangeburg, 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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