Frugal House Framing Wappingers Falls NY

Carpenters in Wappingers Falls 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

ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Newburgh
845-561-5565
150 S. Water Street Newburgh, NY, 12550
Newburgh, NY
B. Rose Hardware
845-446-2061
313 Main Street
Highland Falls, NY
The Home Depot
(914)528-1539
3131 E Main St
Mohegan Lake, NY
The Home Depot
(845)298-9200
1570 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, NY
Newburgh Mall
(845) 566-2300
1401 Route 300
Newburgh, NY
Williams Lumber Inc
(845) 698-1004
4246 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park, NY
Fastenal- Newburgh
845-564-1552
13 Jeanne Drive Newburgh, NY, 12550
Newburgh, NY
Scotts Corners Hardware
845-457-5005
1037 State Route 17K
Montgomery, NY
The Home Depot
(845)279-9669
80 Independence Way SE
Brewster, NY
Kmart 9415 / Cross Merch
(845) 628-6247
987 Route 6
Mahopac, 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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