Frugal House Framing Woodside NY

Carpenters in Woodside 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

Soundview Hardware
(516) 944-1757
3A Soundview Market Place, Clearview Cinema Theater
Port Washington, NY
Fastenal- Kearny
973-491-2635
77 Hackensack Ave Kearny, NJ, 07032
Kearny, NJ
Central Ave Ace Home Center
(973) 676-2139
352 Central Ave
East Orange, NJ
Lowe's
(973) 341-8102
265 Mclean Boulevard
Paterson, NJ
Staten Island Mall
(718) 370-6200
283 Platinum Ave
Staten Island, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Fastenal- East Rutherford
201-804-2228
33 Rt 17 South East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
East Rutherford, NJ
Fastenal- Paterson
973-278-5509
443 Madison Ave Paterson, NJ, 07524
Paterson, NJ
Oriental Lumber Do it Best
718-386-8200
1154 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(914)235-7575
55 Weyman Ave
New Rochelle, 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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