02:14AM | 06/03/03
Member Since: 06/02/03
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I'm planning to build a home soon, and I'm
considering using metal frameing. I have a question or 2. Is the price comparable? will it boost resale? Does it take longer to build with metal studs? We live in Tenn. (no threat of hurricane)will it benefit us in this climate? I need an opinion from somebody besides the salesrep! Thanks!


06:21AM | 06/07/03
Metal is very close in comparison to wood in both cost and time of construction.

Metal must be kept dry or it can start to rust. Spraying the end cuts with a high zinc content primer will help solve this draw back. (Wood will rot if it gets wet for long periods as well.)

Metal is staight, wood is not.

Wood will shrink and warp as it dries out. Metal does not have any moisture content.

Metal expands and contracts with temperature change much more than wood.


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