Whether you’re buying or selling a house, it’s important to familiarize yourself with two structure-based materials: engineered wood frame and concrete block structure (CBS). For new builds, wood frame tends to be less expensive than CBS. Wood-framed houses can also often be built in less time. However, if you’re planning on reselling your wood frame house, there is one major drawback that could impact the number of offers you get: wood-frame homes may be more vulnerable to damage than concrete.Read more: The Resale Value of Wood Frame vs. Concrete Block Homes
Potential Vulnerabilities to Wood Frame Homes vs. Concrete Block
Many homeowners have had a great experience living in wood frame homes, while others have disastrous stories of why they wished they never bought it.
The lifespan of a wood frame home depends on several factors, including homeowner maintenance and environment. For example, a homeowner in Illinois may do just fine with a wood-frame home, whereas a homeowner in Florida may have issues after a higher category hurricane.