Frugal House Framing New Windsor NY

Carpenters in New Windsor 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- Middletown
845-361-4551
29 Bloomingburg Road Middletown, NY, 10941
Middletown, NY
TOOL NUT
(914) 621-0200
247 MAHOPAC AVENUE YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, 10598
Yorktown Heights, NY
Pro Tool Warehouse
845-294-2645
110 North Church St
Goshen, NY
Kmart 9462 / Cross Merch
(845) 561-2334
374 Windsor Hwy Rte 32
Vails Gate, NY
Poughkeepsie Galleria
(845) 298-3700
2001 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY
Williams Lumber Inc
(845) 221-2751
908 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY
Fastenal- Newburgh
845-564-1552
13 Jeanne Drive Newburgh, NY, 12550
Newburgh, NY
Buchanan Home Center, Inc
914-737-1912
3119 Albany Post Rd
Buchanan, NY
Miller Building Supply Corp.
845-343-4195
24 Sands Station Road
Middletown, NY
Newburgh Mall
(845) 566-2300
1401 Route 300
Newburgh, 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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