Metal Vs. Wood


Old 03-03-01, 05:25 PM
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I would appreciate any input regarding the Pro's and Con's of metal vs wood framing for finishing a basement?
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Stephen S.
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Old 03-04-01, 07:14 PM
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there are several advantages to metal studs for a basement finish

1 they dont wick up moisture like wood studs and help keep insulation drier

2 you dont need to drill holes for wiring as they come prepunched

3 they are straighter than wood studs

the only con i can think of is they are a little harder to cut but you can snip the sides with tin snips and bend it to break it off unless you have a chop saw

i'm sure there are other benefits and down sides this is just what i can think of

Hop e this helps--------josh

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