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New standards and building codes require that walls resist wind pressures caused by the design wind speeds, resist wall-racking forces and provide weather protection. 

Cashvan Homes offers guaranteed quality using APA engineered wood, to produce energy-efficient, structurally sound homes with lower material and labor costs than conventionally framed houses.

In practice since the 1970s, advanced framing – also known as optimum value engineering (OVE) –optimizes material usage in home construction, providing for more efficient installation, tighter envelopes, and less waste without compromising structural strength and durability. Today, as builders try to balance increasingly stringent energy codes with structural building code requirements, interest in advanced framing is growing.

Builders are realizing that advanced framing can help them meet energy code requirements while maintaining structural integrity,” said Mark Halverson, APA Field Services Manager. “It’s also a cost-effective way for builders to meet the ENERGY STAR® thermal enclosure checklist requirements.” -  APA's Advanced Framing Solutions