Frugal House Framing Scarsdale NY

Carpenters in Scarsdale 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

On Time Supply
845-352-8600
14 Melnick Dr Monsey, NY, 10952
Monsey, NY
Howard Supply
212-971-3127
399 8th Avenue
New York, NY
Pomona Do it Best Hardware
845-364-5678
1581 Route 202
Pomona, NY
Kmart 9416 / Cross Merch
(914) 684-1184
399 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains, NY
Cross County S/C
(914) 377-2100
Rte 87(Ny St) & Cross Ct Pkwy
Yonkers, NY
Lowe's
(516) 794-6531
700 Dibblee Drive
Garden City, NY
Haworth Hardware
201-384-8146
300 St Nicholas Ave
Haworth, NJ
Grand Metropolitan Housewares
212-749-4140
2554 Broadway
New York, NY
The Home Depot
(914)235-7575
55 Weyman Ave
New Rochelle, NY
Hackensack - A
(201) 525-5200
436 Main St
Hackensack, NJ

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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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