Frugal House Framing Oswego NY

Carpenters in Oswego 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

Raby's Ace Home Center
(315) 342-9663
247 Washington Blvd
Oswego, NY
Brewerton Building Supply
(315) 676-2300
46 Corporate Park Dr
Central Square, NY
Burkes Do it Best Home Center
315-343-6147
38 East Second Street
Oswego, NY
Kmart 7451 / Cross Merch
(315) 598-9641
2078 State Rte 481
Fulton, NY
Ty It Together
315-402-5655
91 East 4th Street
Oswego, NY
Fastenal- Fulton
315-593-6445
366 W. 1st St South Fulton, NY, 13069
Fulton, NY
Burke's Home Center
315-592-2244
65 North Second Street
Fulton, NY
Lowe's
(315) 326-5030
445 State Route 104
Oswego, NY
Overhead Door Co of Fulton
(315) 598-3318
80 Bingham Rd
Oswego, 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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