Building a House with Advanced Framing
Builder Mike Guertin explains his progressive approach to framing a high-performance home to minimize lumber cost and maximize insulation.
In this video, builder Mike Guertin explains the benefits of incorporating advanced-framing techniques into select areas of the 2016 Rhode Island FHB House. 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 manufactured framing components by Weyerhaeuser. Guertin is balancing the use 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.