If you are on the lookout for a new home, one of the main concerns that will drive your decision is whether you should select a concrete block house or a wooden frame house. Your best option can be based on a few factors, so we’ve created a list of benefits for both to help you decide.
Benefits of a concrete block home
Concrete block homes are much sturdier in the face of heavy winds and hurricanes. If you consult a Florida home inspector they are most likely to point out that concrete becomes stronger with age. In the event of a fire, a concrete construction is most likely to withstand the flames as opposed to a wooden structure. The general climate of Florida is considered to be the ideal conditions for termites to thrive. A block-built structure will be immune to termite infestations, thus saving a great deal of time and money on termite treatments.
While block-built homes are generally less expensive in comparison to frame-built homes, this is only applicable if the design is simple. If you are going for a high-end and modern design with complicated elements, the costs can be rather steep. Electrical and plumbing repairs and renovations are not always easy as they are secured in cement. Additionally, dampness can become a problem with concrete block homes as moisture can quite easily be trapped within certain areas of the house.
Benefits of a wooden frame home
As for wooden frame homes, these types of homes help with energy efficiency. The wall cavities tend to be deeper and therefore, various types of insulation simply work better with this type of construction. With the materials being much more affordable, money can be spent on other areas of the home. In addition, dampness is a thing of the past thanks to many house wrapping products on the market.
While many potential buyers may be concerned with the high possibility of termite infestations, new termite elimination systems are able to keep the pests at bay while providing significant insurance bonds should a strike occur.
In reality, both types of structures have their advantages and disadvantages that a buyer should weigh before they make a commitment. In the event that you may not know which to choose, the real estate agents of Frankel Realty can help you decide. Call (561) 427-2154 to connect with us today.