Best wall system for my area and budget?
I will be building a 2,300 sf house in Nebraska, Zone 5A. It will be a two-story, 38′ x 31′ with four walls, an attached garage, and a 4:12 hip roof. Due to a small lot and houses next door, most windows face either the Northwest or Southeast.
I am on a pretty tight budget here, and was quoted the price for 2×4 walls. I can squeeze another $5-8k or so out of the budget to improve the wall system. What should I do? I was thinking 2×6 with foam board. Thoughts? Thanks!
(The floorplan is at the drafters right now, but I will post it later if anyone has any thoughts on it.)
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