Timber framing is one of the most durable forms of construction. With large exposed wooden beams joined together with mortise and tenon joinery, it creates a long lasting and solid structure. Timber framing is timber frame homesnot a new type of construction, in fact it is an ancient craft that was used hundreds of years ago in Europe and Asia. Several timber frame homes and structures can still be found standing today that are hundreds of years old. 

Timber frames offer flexibility in floor plan design due to the nature of the openness of a timber frame. Also timber frames are adaptable to all the different types of architectural style such as traditional, contemporary, barn home, etc.  They also create a cozy and comfortable space. The exposed wooden beams gives you a sense of nature in your home and creates undeniable ambiance. 

What else makes timber frame homes unique? They are also energy efficient and tend to exceed energy codes. Most timber frame companies partner with Structural Insulated Panel (SIPS) companies. SIPS is one of the most energy efficient types of insulation on the market today. They create such a tight thermal envelope that air exchangers are strongly recommended to circulate air. Also, most timber frame manufacturers also offer additional energy efficient products such as windows, doors and incorporate passive solar design and solar products into the home design.

Timber framing allows you to build your structure faster. It generally takes 2-3 weeks to install the timber frame and SIPS components, depending on the size and complexity of your home design. 

Timber frame homes also appraise at a higher market value. Should you ever want or need to sell your timber frame home, you can know that your home will value higher than a conventional home on the market. 

If you would like to learn more about Davis Timber Frame Homes, call us today at 800-636-0993!

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