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Older homes are usually built with better materials and better craftsmanship than newer homes. “For example, the wood in old houses was cut from ‘old growth’ and has proven to be more stable, durable and rot resistant than modern wood. Another example is gypsum. Older homes walled with plaster, which is more durable than drywall today. Standard practice today is to install cheaply manufactured materials such as particleboard and drywall to reduce costs.”
Like clothing, furniture, and many other items that are cheaply produced today, houses 100 years ago were built differently. They are built to last and to be repaired rather than replaced. It’s not common these days for a family to live in a house over her 50 years. Unfortunately, many areas mass-produce homes as quickly as possible simply to make a profit. Inexpensive materials are often chosen and the importance of having a unique function in a home that will last a lifetime is often lost.