Frugal House Framing Pittsford NY

Carpenters in Pittsford 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

Woodcraft - Rochester
585-292-9690
Henrietta Plaza
Rochester, NY
Wm Hamilton & Son Inc
(585) 538-2270
229 North St
Caledonia, NY
Secor Do it Best Hardware
315-524-4052
6260 Furnace Road
Ontario, NY
Kmart 3282 / Cross Merch
(585) 426-0760
810 Paul Rd
Rochester, NY
200 Irondequoit Mall Dr
(585) 336-4455
200 Irondequoit Blvd
Rochester, NY
Bristol Valley Hardwoods of Rochester
585-229-5695
4054 Bristol Valley Road Route 64
Canandaigua, NY
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Rochester
585-247-8100
1450 Lyell Ave Rochester, NY, 14606
Rochester, NY
LOWE'S OF WEBSTER, NY
585 787-7900
900 FIVE MILE LINE ROAD WEBSTER, NY, 14580
Webster, NY
The Home Depot
(585)427-0390
770 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY
Victor - A
(585) 421-3300
200 Eastview Mall
Victor, 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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