Are weatherboard houses good?

I prefer brick personally but a lot of people like weatherboard homes, why is that?

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Flammable. Timber is flammable in the unfortunate case of a fire the weatherboards will acts as kindling.

con

Answered on July 10, 2017.
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Termites. Termites feed off wood and make no exception when it comes to weatherboards.

con

Answered on July 10, 2017.
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Cool down quickly. Insulation isn’t always a good thing, in warmer climates it makes it harder for your home to cool down. When a hot day is over and the cool night breeze starts blowing a weather board home can be opened up the fans turned on opposed to excessive aircon use.

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Answered on July 10, 2017.
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Withstands ground movement. The timber in the structure is more flexible than other options such as brick. There is always movement and this flexibility is a big plus on the side of weatherboard homes.

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Answered on July 10, 2017.
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Requires a lot of maintenance. Timber is a harsh mistress in the housing game. Constant maintenance is required throughout its lifetime: recoating paint, replacing broken boards, fixing cracks and rot.

con

Answered on July 10, 2017.
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Easy to renovate. If you ever decide to update or change your home, a weatherboard house wont give you much grief.

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Answered on July 10, 2017.
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