Wood Framing vs. Concrete Block Construction

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Is a house constructed with reinforced concrete block better than a home constructed with wood-framing?


Yes, because wood-frame walls are less resistant to moisture intrusion and termites. Reinforced concrete block walls are costlier (in general) but, they provide excellent impact protection and superior moisture resistance. In addition, concrete block heats and cools at a slower rate than wood, so daily temperature fluctuations are greatly reduced. Along with poured concrete reinforcements and foam fill, concrete block construction provides and amazing sound barrier, filtering unwanted noises from entering your home. Plus, they’re rated for hurricane force winds of 145+ mph. All our new homes are made with concrete block construction. American Housing Builders II offers quality new construction and affordable style.