Wood movement is a natural phenomenon caused by changes in moisture content. If you’ve ever tried to open a wooden door in the summer only to have it stick in the frame, you know what we mean! Wood expands in high humidity, and contracts in dry conditions, and this seasonal process can lead to problems like sticking doors and cracks over time. While wood movement cannot be prevented, it can be managed. We’ve rounded up some key points to consider:
By understanding wood movement and implementing these strategies, you can mitigate potential flexing due to contraction or expansion and ensure the success of your project. For assistance with your construction, manufacturing, and application, reach out to the experts at AIFP today! Explore our lumber blog for additional insights on topics like pressure-treated wood and dimensional lumber!
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