Your guide to framing carpentry

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
5 Steps to Affordable Framing Carpentry
  1. 1. Hire a concrete contractor first

    Creating a solid foundation reduces the amount of labor hours needed for the framing project. Solid foundations are created by allowing the cement used to set for 48 to 72 hours.

  2. 2. Get supplies beforehand

    Having all wood for the framing project delivered to your property before work begins saves time and money on labor costs. This also gives you the opportunity to inspect the quality.

  3. 3. Request a clear price quote

    Your contractor should include expenses for labor, materials and any taxes that are collected in your area on a hard copy service quote.

  4. 4. Verify licensing and credentials

    Ensuring your framing contractor carries the proper licenses and insurance provides priceless protection for you.

  5. 5. Shop smartly

    Suppliers often offer bundle discounts, bulk purchase savings and rebates for the materials you are purchasing.

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