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Old 01-30-2012, 06:30 AM  
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Default Which is better STEEL or WOOD studs?

Want to finish my basement. Should I use wood or steel studs?


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Old 01-30-2012, 08:22 AM  
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Just my opinion; Steel does not absorb moisture and makes for a straighter wall because they are uniform in the manufacturing process.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:44 PM  
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What ever you choose put something between that and concrete, tar paper, poly or sill gasket. Most of our work is with wood and a perfer it but I don't think steel is a problem.
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