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Treated Wood

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Suz-E

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I did a search, nothing comes up, so here's my question.

Did an FHA inspection of a ranch on a slab today, in which the soffits have just been replaced. They were replaced with treated wood. All I know about treated wood is that it istreated with chemicals to protect against rot and such. Soooo, my question is does FHA allow treated wood to remain exposed? I don't see anything in the manual, which I've read several times and read more today, then did a search on the web...with no results. Anyone have experience with this before?

Thanks in advance.:peace:
 

fritzvogel

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I don't think it would affect the "health, saftey or marketability" of the subject. Soffits are vented to the attic then (hopefully with ridge vents) to the atmosphere, or side vents. Some one did a good thing, plain old pine would only last 5-10 years untreated depending on geographic area.
 
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