| MilkyWhy wrote:
| > Is it possible to have a new house built with actual
| > flakeboard and other crap they use?
| Sure. However why do you want to pay more for materials and
| you don't gain anything?
== Actually, you will gain a lot, depending on what is used
instead. One of the best things you gain is better strength
against humidity/vapor penetration.
| When used where they should be used those "crap" materials
| talking about are often better than "actual wood." It not only
| labor, but it can produce a better product.
== Disagree. I can cite many lawsuits and damaged homes due to
humidity/vapor/water penetration into the corners, eves, soffits,
foundations, etc. of such houses. Roof replacement is where the
defects are usually discovered in this area. A guy wants a new
roof over the old one, they come out, check it, and have to
replace some of the underlayment, and then discover parts need
replacement all the way to ground level in some places,
especially north walls and doors and windows. It's only OK when
not exposed to high humidity or any type of condensation. The
glues have great strength, but even the fire-proofed stuff comes
apart due to the low strength of the fibres and particles in it.
It's OK in -some- climates, not many, as in NOT Florida or
| I suspect what prompts your question is the misuse of
| is done for one reason, to cut cost. If you want to pay more
| quality, some of those manufactured wood products may be
| traditional products, but many others will remain because they
| better for some uses.
| Joseph E. Meehan
| 26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math