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Here is some of your options house framing options:
- - Wood Framing (by far the most popular and well-known option)
- - SIPS (structural insulated panels)
- - ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms)
- - Steel Framing
- - Various Alternative Framing Styles (strawbale, cobb,rammed earth, adobe)
- - Hybrid (combination of two or more of the above)
Pros And Cons Of These Various House Framing Options
Wood framing is quite popular, and House Framing Guys is fully equiped with this materials and wood for house framing is not hard to come by, and blueprints often assume a wood frame. On the con side, wood is highly susceptible to termite problems, so prevention is a necessity. It can also be prone to moisture unless treated.
House Framing Guys also uses steel framing as it is lighter in weight and won't warp, nor can termites feast on it! But it does conduct heat easily, so warmth can be lost through the building if precautions are not taken.
Yet another material for house framing by House Framing Guys is Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) are a new wave on the energy efficiency scene. Boards covered with a foam core, saving time and energy. SIPS may be pricier than wood though, and termites can still be a concern without proper treatment.
Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) come in various styles, and can be likened to huge lego-type foam building blocks which are erected and then filled up with concrete. They are excellent for preventing storm and wind damage and giving super-insulation to the residence. These may be more expensive than wood, and you will need to find someone skilled in this work to build a structure in this manner.
Alternative House Framing
House Framing Guys as pros include the use of natural building materials, increased thermal protection, and generally non-toxic results. On the con side, these are quite unusual in many developed areas, and your local building code may have laws preventing such a structure.
Hybrid techniques would include two or more of the above house framing methods. The most popular here would be a combo of wood and steel.
For your house framing needs it is vital that you speak to an expert at House Framing Guys on 844-244-6190. We are qualified and professional with all required tools for these kind of projects.