Framing Services in Des Moines, Iowa

Creating the Framework for Your Dream Home

A well-built frame is the backbone of any construction project. It's what gives your building its shape and structure, and it's crucial to ensuring the overall integrity and longevity of your property. That's why Taylor Exteriors is committed to providing top-notch framing services that you can rely on.

Our team of skilled professionals is experienced in all aspects of framing, from laying out the initial design to executing the final details with precision. We use high-quality materials and proven techniques to ensure a sturdy, durable frame that meets all local building codes and regulations. And because we understand that every project is unique, we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and preferences.

But at Taylor Exteriors, we don't just build frames - we build trust. We work closely with you throughout the process, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way. We're not satisfied until you're satisfied, and we stand behind our work with a commitment to quality that's second to none. 

What is Framing, and Why Is It Important?

Framing in construction is a crucial process that involves creating the skeletal framework or the "bones" of a building. This structure, typically built using materials such as wood or steel, provides shape and support for the entire building. It forms the basic structure upon which all subsequent stages of construction, like wall installation, roofing, and exterior finishing, are based.

The importance of framing is multi-faceted. Firstly, it ensures the overall structural integrity of a building. A well-constructed frame must withstand not only the weight of the building itself but also external forces such as wind and seismic activity. Furthermore, it defines the layout of a building by outlining rooms and spaces and setting the locations for doors, windows, and other architectural elements.

In addition, framing plays a significant role in supporting various systems within a building. It provides the necessary support and space for installing essential systems like plumbing, electrical wiring, and HVAC units. And, when done correctly, framing can contribute to a building's energy efficiency. By creating a tight envelope, it helps reduce air leaks and improve insulation. In essence, framing is the first step in bringing an architectural design to life, and its role in determining the building's overall quality, safety, and longevity is paramount.

Make sure your next construction project has the bones it needs to succeed – call our Des Moines framing team at (515) 361-5562 and request a free estimate!

Types of Materials Used in Framing

  • Wood: Wood is the most traditional material used for framing. There are two main types of wood used in framing: softwood lumber (like pine, spruce, and fir) often used in residential construction, and engineered wood (like plywood and oriented strand board) which provides consistent strength and is resistant to warping and shrinkage.
  • Steel: Increasingly popular in both residential and commercial construction, steel framing offers several advantages. It's durable, fire-resistant, and immune to pests such as termites. It's also more eco-friendly than wood as it can be recycled.
  • Concrete: Concrete is typically used in foundations and walls but can also be used in framing. Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are becoming popular in modern construction due to their energy efficiency and durability.
  • Light Gauge Steel: Also known as cold-formed steel, this material is used in areas that require non-combustible materials. Light gauge steel is strong, durable, and perfect for interior partitions or exterior walls.
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs): These are high-performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs. SIPs are made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam plastic insulation between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). They offer superior insulation and airtightness compared to traditional framing methods.

At Taylor Exteriors, we’ll make sure your frame is designed right and uses the best possible materials for your needs. Call us at (515) 361-5562 or contact our Des Moines framing team online today to get started!

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