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Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Modular Construction-Tougher, Stronger and Longer Lasting

When it comes to construction, there are a number of ways residential homebuilders are building longer-lasting, safer homes. From single-family homes to condos and apartments, durability is a top priority for builders across the country. Here are just a few ways homebuilders are building stronger homes while saving money in the process: Steel Bones are Better than Wood A home is only as strong as its bones, which is why homebuilders are using steel framing instead of wood in residential construction. There’s nothing wrong with 2×4 lumber framing, but steel is stronger and lasts much longer than wood. Light-gauge steel framing is sweeping the nation because of its durability and versatility. Steel framing can do just about anything wood framing can, except it’s impervious to termites, warping, and shrinking. This results in stronger homes and condos that are roughly the same cost as traditional wood construction. Structural Panels What’s sandwiched in the walls and framing of a home can help strengthen the structure as well. That’s why many homebuilders...

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