Frugal House Framing Port Chester NY

Carpenters in Port Chester 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 - Norwalk, CT
(203) 847-9663
215 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT
Hometown Hardware
201-768-0330
259 Closter Dock Rd
Closter, NJ
Nunez Depot
718-665-8380
2756 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY
Northport Hardware Company
631-261-4449
90 Main Street
Northport, NY
The Home Depot
(914)235-7575
55 Weyman Ave
New Rochelle, NY
EXOTIC WOODS USA
(631) 651-8651
698 Fort Salonga Rd
Northport, NY
ICW/INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS
(914) 777-3245
626 Third Street Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
Mamaroneck, NY
Montvale Hardware & Supply Co
201-391-5200
8 Railroad Avenue
Montvale, NJ
Andre's Hardware
914-793-7012
94 Kraft Ave
Bronxville, NY
The Home Depot
(718)358-9600
131-35 Avery Avenue
Flushing, 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.

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