Concrete vs Woodframe

When it comes to choosing a concrete vs woodframe building for your next condo investment there are some important things to consider.

  • Concrete has better soundproofing and insulation qualities
  • Concrete performs better in the event of fire or water damage
  • Concrete can be built taller, past 6 stories
  • Concrete is more expensive per square foot and takes longer to build.

Woodframe on the other hand is cheaper to build per square foot and woodframe buildings are much faster to construct. Concrete is the clear winner, however modern building technology has made woodframe much better than what we saw in the 1970s and earlier. If you find a great location and reputable builder, than woodframe is a sound investment. Generally however you will find concrete performing better both as a material and an investment.

 

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