Framing an Advanced House
Builder Mike Guertin explains his progressive approach to framing a high-performance home.
In this video, FHB House builder Mike Guertin explains the benefits of incorporating advanced-framing techniques into select areas of the Rhode Island project. Though the project is built within a high-wind zone, the home will have far less lumber in its walls and roof than a conventional home in order to cut building costs and to provide more room for insulation. Guertin also explains the logic behind using a variety of Weyerhaeuser framing material. Guertin is using a combination of dimensional lumber and engineered lumber in various parts of the home to ease construction and to help ensure the high-performance walls and roof stay true.