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Fact Sheet

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Wood framing is still the most common construction method for building homes, but environmental concerns and lumber prices are driving interest in other options. Additionally, natural disasters and subsequent insurance claims are motivating factors to considering more robust and durable building materials.

Download this fact sheet to learn about three alternatives to wood frame construction: steel framing, structural insulated panels, and insulated forms. Topics discussed include:

  • Benefits and disadvantages of each option
  • Cost comparisons
  • Installation processes

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