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Were Old Houses Built Better?

The saying goes that they just "don't build them like they used to", but is that true for homes too? With technology developing and products innovating at accelerated rates", we may be inclined to think that newer is better, even when it comes to our homes. Matt Risinger looks at how homes used to be built, what products were used, and what issues arise in both old and newer homes. Some homes he talks about were built in the 1880s, and ironically enough, one house as old as it is, is in perfect condition considering its age. Another home from the 1930s had a significant amount of water staining on the wallpaper, so you could expect there to be some decay and damage behind it. However, the solid shiplap walls were impeccable. Watch the full video to see how some newer houses just can't compare to the old ways.