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Old 03-06-2020, 04:52 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
The overwhelming majority, including those targetted to high-income folks. It does surprise me how American houses usually resort to so much plywood which is prone to rot due to humidity issues, even though steel-framing is quite easy to implement there.
My house is 45 years old and still has the original plywood siding. That is in the very humid and rainy Pacific Northwest where our rainy season lasts from September / October to April / May.

Plywood only rots if it is neglected and allowed to stay wet

Steel framing is becoming more common but the exterior of the house is still plywood. (Walls , roof, floor)

EDIT: The house I rented when we first moved to Oregon had steel studs. Zero cell phone reception inside / 4 bars outside with T-Mobile. We had to switch to AT&T.

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