Frugal House Framing Rego Park NY

Carpenters in Rego Park 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?

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Fastenal- Brooklyn
718-499-6836
951 3rd Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11232
Brooklyn, NY
ICW/INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS
(914) 777-3245
626 Third Street Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
Mamaroneck, NY
B. Wankel & Son Hardware
212-369-1200
1573 Third Avenue
New York, NY
The Home Depot
(516)997-9595
86 Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY
The Home Depot
(718)818-9334
545 Targee Street
Staten Island, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
GENERAL MACHINERY INC
(212) 226-7835
358 BROOME STREET NEW YORK, NY, 10013
New York, NY
Cross Bay Hardware
(718) 848-5699
158-18 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY
Morales Home Center Express
718-665-8380
2800 Third Ave
Bronx, NY
The Home Depot
(718)273-5069
2501 Forest Ave
Staten Island, 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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