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Explore making your next home a timber-frame house.

TIMBER-FRAME HOMES

Fundementals
System Basics
Construction Facts
Prices and Stats
Pros
Cons
History and Architecture
U.S. Manufacturers
Glossary

Modular homes

Manufactured homes

Panelized homes

Log homes & Cabins

Precut homes

Steel-frame homes

Cedar homes

Geodesic homes

Round homes

CONS

A timber frame home share the disadvantages of all wooden structures:

  • Footsteps in adjacent rooms above, below, and on the same floor, may be quite audible.
  • Wood is vulnerable to damages by insects, or pests.
  • Wood burns more readily than other construction materials.
  • Wooden structures are vulnerable to damage during earthquake.
  • The demand versus supply means that the waiting period for one of these homes is from 2 -5 years.

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