Frugal House Framing Salisbury MD

Carpenters in Salisbury 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?

The Home Depot
(410)548-9800
115 E North Pointe Dr
Salisbury, MD
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Centre At Salisbury Mall
(410) 860-8600
2306 N Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:11-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:11-18

Lowe's
(410) 546-6300
2606 N. Salisbury Blvd.
Salisbury, MD
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Fastenal- Salisbury
410-219-5101
620 Naylor Mill Rd Unit H Salisbury, MD, 21801
Salisbury, MD
 
Rommel's Ace Home Center
(410) 742-2127
121 W College Ave
Salisbury, MD
 
The Home Depot
(410)629-1465
11408 Ocean Gateway
Berlin, MD
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Mid Atlantic Fasteners- Salisbury
410-860-2000
2231 Northwood Drive Salisbury, MD, 21801
Salisbury, MD
 
LOWE'S OF SALISBURY, MD.
410 546-6300
2606 NORTH SALISBURY BLVD. SALISBURY, MD, 21801
Salisbury, MD
 
Kmart 3237 / Cross Merch
(410) 749-1145
301 Tilgham Rd
Salisbury, MD
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Harris Ace Hardware
(410) 651-0422
11718 Somerset Ave
Princess Anne, MD
 

Frugal House Framing

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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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