House Framing 101

The frame of your home is the backbone of its construction. Like a skeleton, the condition of it will determine how secure and supportive it is. Correctly constructed frames create the necessary support for your home for years to come, assuring you that you will not have problems. With weak framing, problems will begin to show up over time. Even expensive finishes, paint, and plaster will begin to falter if the framing has issues. Framing issues can be seen in numerous ways. Walls will crack, granite countertops will slowly become slanted, and quarter sawn oak floors will bounce and squeak like rusty springs. Because some contractors like to take shortcuts, they usually do it with the framing because it is not visible and it may take years to show up. Here at Piper Builders, we work we integrity to meet the highest quality standards, guaranteeing that every framing job we complete will be done with the utmost precision and attention to detail.

House Framing Basics

The basics of framing have not changed in the past 25 years, but modern tools and technologies have made changes in how framing is completed. The pneumatic nail guns used to be novelties, but now they are standard in the assembly process and have allowed for faster production. Engineered lumber is beginning to take over the industry, and metal connectors that create sturdy structures are now more available in housing construction.

House Framing

When looking to build your next home or completing an addition to your home, Piper Builders is the company to call. We use current materials and tools, as well as the good old fashioned formula of making sure it is done right the first time so you do not have to repair it later. Do not fall for the biggest mistake in framing when other contractors take shortcuts, but make the correct choice to find proven and quality carpenters to complete the job properly.