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What Does a Carpentry Framing Contractor Do?

The framing contractor has what could be considered the most crucial job in construction. Every building has to have a solid foundation and that’s what framing carpenters create. They are responsible for constructing or repairing the framework of buildings. Sometimes that means measuring and cutting the building materials to exact specifications and assembling them to create the framework. That includes framing ceilings, floors, walls, and even stairwells. Framing has to take place before any of the roughing in can begin.

We know that framing contractors have the responsibility of being certain that the building is structurally sound. As part of that, there are several things that a framing contractor must be able to do which include:

  • Measuring, cutting, and shaping wood and other building materials accurately
  • Setting up scaffolds and hoists
  • Assembling framing materials using nuts, bolts, or screws appropriately
  • Repairing existing framework that is structurally unsound or damaged
  • Scrutinizing construction plans to identify structural issues
  • Reading and understanding blueprints
  • Inspecting building materials for defects
  • Building wooden concrete forms
  • Cleaning up after the job is done.

Anyone who is interested in being a carpentry framing contractor must be able to meet the following requirements:

  1. GED or high school diploma.
  2. Successful completion of a carpentry apprenticeship and/or an Associate’s degree in Carpentry.
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in Construction is optional but might seal the deal.
  4. Expert knowledge and understanding of safety regulations and building codes.
  5. Stamina and physical strength to perform the work.
  6. Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
  7. The ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints.
  8. Knowledge to properly use power and hand tools.
  9. Excellent communication skills.
  10. Effective organizational skills.

When you need a framing or drywall contractor, you need professionals who are licensed, insured, and BBB accredited like JS ProFinish. We’ll use the right materials and techniques to frame or repair your walls and sheetrock. Contact us today for more information or to request a quote.

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