Frugal House Framing Uniondale NY

Carpenters in Uniondale 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

Suburban Mills
631-351-6445
16 Railroad St
Huntington Station, NY
Costello's Ace Hardware
(631) 694-1100
1102 Broadhollow Rd, Corner of Rte. 110 & Main St.
Farmingdale, NY
Cityline Hardware
718-277-1079
1081 Liberty Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(212)888-1512
980 3rd Ave
New York, NY
Kings Plz
(718) 677-2100
5200 Kings Plz
Brooklyn, NY
Roberts Plywood Co.
800-422-4944
45 North Industry Court
Deer Park, NY
Lowe's
(516) 794-6531
700 Dibblee Drive
Garden City, NY
Costello's Ace Hardware
(516) 798-0680
1330 Hicksville Rd, Marshalls
Massapequa, NY
Trio Hardware
516-935-8385
1032 C Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY
Bronx-Fordham Rd
(718) 817-7300
404 E Fordham Road
Bronx, 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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