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Semidevil

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for some reason, all the doors and my cabinets in the master bedroom only no longer close evenly or line up evenly.

I heard that it was due to the weather, the humidity which caused the wood to expand.

is that true?

if so, will it go back to normal eventually?
 

Linflas

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How old is the house? Humidity can cause some swelling but the more likely cause is the house settling as it ages.
 

waggy

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you had a mild earthquake. the house is now lopsided. you need to hire a company to come out and jack up one side of the house.
 

Semidevil

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Originally posted by: Linflas
How old is the house? Humidity can cause some swelling but the more likely cause is the house settling as it ages.
the house is still new. it is only 1 year old this year. Is there anything I need to be worried about?
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: Semidevil
Originally posted by: Linflas
How old is the house? Humidity can cause some swelling but the more likely cause is the house settling as it ages.
the house is still new. it is only 1 year old this year. Is there anything I need to be worried about?
hmm shouldnt settle that fast but some of the new builds are err well cheap.

 

markgm

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Humidity. My counter tops will pull away from the walls in the winter, and then go back to normal in the summer.
 

spidey07

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If it's only the master, I'd say that is due to some settling.

Could be humidity though. Does it get hot/humid in there? Hows the circulation? Overly insulated in the attic above this area?
 

mulletgut

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Originally posted by: Semidevil
the house is still new. it is only 1 year old this year. Is there anything I need to be worried about?
Sounds as though the master bedroom area of the house has dropped a little.
Are you on a concrete slab? piers? second story?
If you are on a slab and on H class soil (well it's called that here in Australia) which is basically clay, you will notice movement as the clay dries and therefore shrinks as opposed to expands when it gets wet in the wetter months.
Was the house built on land that was filled? As minor subsidance could also be an issue.
It could be anything really, most least likely would be timber expansion due to humidity as that would affect the whole house, not just your bedroom.
 

Suture

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Some good suggestions from others... but on another note, did you get a home warranty?
 

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