Frugal House Framing Tarrytown NY

Carpenters in Tarrytown 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

ICW/INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS
(914) 777-3245
626 Third Street Mamaroneck, NY, 10543
Mamaroneck, NY
Lowe's of Paterson, NJ
973-341-8102
265 McLean Boulevard Paterson, NJ, 07504
Paterson, NJ
United Rentals/Stamford
(203) 327-0090
224 Selleck Street Stamford, CT, 06902
Stamford, CT
The Home Depot
(914)528-1539
3131 E Main St
Mohegan Lake, NY
Paramus Park
(201) 967-0300
585 From Rd
Paramus, NJ
Fastenal- Paterson
973-278-5509
443 Madison Ave Paterson, NJ, 07524
Paterson, NJ
KASS INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY/Bronx
(718) 299-6060
1715 Washington Ave Bronx, NY, 10457
Bronx, NY
Ring's End Lumber/Darien
(203) 655-2525
181 West Ave Darien, CT, 06820
Darien, CT
Pomona Do it Best Hardware
845-364-5678
1581 Route 202
Pomona, NY
Empire Tools, LLC
914-937-1773
21 Abendroth Avenue Port Chester, NY, 10573
Port Chester, 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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