Concrete or wood frame

Pros and cons of concrete and wood frame buildings

Condos and apartments come in many different types of buildings and construction. Concrete tends to be the preferred option, as it offers superior protection from noise transfer and tends to last longer. However, there are advantages to wood frame as well.

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