The best time for building?
No matter what season you’re building in, your material will have its own challenges! During the summer season, the wood used for framing can be affected by things such as “curling” in excessive heat! Should you worry? The good news is that builders have been through it all and building codes are there for your protection! Educating yourself about this process will put your mind at ease! Things to consider:
It’s rained every day during the framing process and the lumber is wet!
Lucky for us the trees that the wood came from were outside in the elements and did just fine! Also did you realize most lumber is stored outside anyway! The beauty of this is that it lumber usually dries out once you put the roof on with a bit of wind! The next step is to drywall and before that can happen we test the lumber for moisture content to ensure the lumber has properly dried!
What step can you take so you need not worry needlessly?
- Why not ask the builder to demonstrate how the moisture meter works to ensure the lumber is dry?
- Do your own research or ask for information on the ability of lumber and oriented strand board (OSB) to withstand water! The OSB nowadays is made in such a way that can withstand moisture with water resistant edge shields!
With these few points it should put your worry at minimum! However a very important area in the “water” department and your Reality home is to make sure water does not stay in your crawl space! That will be a future discussion!!