Originally Posted By: cnordby
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This is something that has been on my mind. (as some of you know… I am a signmaker wannbe home inspector who hasn’t done enough studying in the inspection trade yet)
In your opinion.....do you like the way the older homes are built compared to newer homes? What I am really curious about is the stuff they build the houses with now instead of using real plywood. My house is an older mid 60's house. It seems to be built well. I enclosed the carport and used OSB board instead of plywood as the builder suggested. However before the siding was put on it did rain (AHEM I live in Seattle). some of the OSB sorta swelled. So what's up with using this stuff??? Will the newly built houses last as long as the older ones????? let's be honest............