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"Daryl was honest, dependable, and very knowledgeable. "

5.0 star review from Sheila/rick M. in Culpeper VA

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"It was a pleasure hiring Mr. Estevez to remove a small partition wall separating our dining room from our living room. He did a great job with the removal, patching the hole on the adjoining wall, and painting over it. He was even gracious enough to paint the rest of the wall just to make sure everything matches. If you're looking for an all-around Handyman who is honest, affordable, and does excellent work, look no further than Mr. Estevez."

5.0 star review from Jerrydon V. in Manassas VA

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5.0 star review from Jose C. in Duluth GA

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"CCR was fantastic. Adrian Dunn and his team completely remodeled 2 bathrooms and updated another in 3 short weeks. It was a very collaborative experience and we were extremely happy with the end result and the overall value. They started the projects on time, worked hard every day, often working late and weekends, and produced high quality work. They were spot on with their estimates and explained all changes. I can't recommend them highly enough and would absolutely hire them again. "

5.0 star review from Tom B. in McLean VA

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"Gary called me almost immediately after I filled out the contact form. He stayed in communication with me even after having to delay for a day due to weather. The price that he gave me was great. Franz did an excellent job and finished in a timely manner, cleaning up the area as well. Thank you Gary and Franz for a job well done!"

5.0 star review from Gary N. in Gainesville VA

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4.0 star review from Roderick J. in Woodbridge VA

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The wooden beams behind your walls do more than keep your house standing. They provide support for insulation, hold your wiring in place, and guide the air ducts throughout your home. But if your house has water damage, the water will weaken the existing frames. Rot, standing water, and too much humidity can start to soften the wood. Not only will the frames start to lose structural integrity, the load-bearing supports might be at risk.

Find framing contractors near you who can help inspect and remove any damaged frames before installing new structures. A local company knows the best wood and protective measures for areas with high rainfall or occasional flooding. They are also more familiar with local building codes.

House framing companies aren't just for emergency repairs. If you're adding an extension to your home or you want to redesign part of your floor plan, framing contractors can move your walls and build new ones. Type in your zip code and HomeAdvisor will find house framing companies near you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost to frame my house?

You can expect to pay about $1,400 to $6,000 to frame your house. A framing contractor will charge between $7 and $16 per square foot, which makes up about 18% of the average total home construction budget.

Labor makes up between $4 and $10 per square foot of total framing cost, while lumber ranges between $3 and $6 per square foot. The size of your home, accessibility, and materials you choose all influence that range.

What does house framing include?

In-home construction, framing describes the construction and installation of the core structure of your home, including:

  • exterior walls
  • floor joists
  • subflooring
  • support walls
  • stairwells
  • door frames
  • trusses
  • roof sheathing

The framing of new construction starts with a sill plate that attaches the frame to the foundation. From there, the studs (vertical) and joists (horizontal) make up the core structure of the home.

What is the best wood for framing a house?

The best lumber for framing a home depends on what you need:

  • Douglas fir: strong, works well for posts and beam, minimal cracking
  • Eastern white pine: relatively soft, inexpensive, easy to work with
  • Red oak: inexpensive, easy to work with, prone to decay
  • White oak: decay-resistant, hard, high shrinkage rate

Some homeowners choose to go with steel instead, which is significantly more expensive at $9.50 to $11 per square foot. It's extremely durable and has a low environmental impact, while also holding up better against termites.

What steps should I take to find a framing contractor?

  1. Get at least 3-5 bids.
  2. Ask for references from previous clients.
  3. Check online reviews.
  4. Work with your general contractor for the construction to ensure a good fit.
  5. Ask about license and insurance to work in your state.
  6. Make sure the timeline fits into your larger project scope.
  7. Insist on a clear contract that outlines all the details of the job.
  8. Ask about a written warranty to ensure quality work.