How to repair buildings in Valheim. How to understand that a house is breaking down and rotting

 

How to repair buildings in Valheim. How to understand that a house is breaking down and rotting

Construction in Valheim is often challenging. No wooden house can last forever, so it is important to repair it on time. In this guide, we will tell you how to understand that a house is collapsing and how to fix a house in Valheim.


Why the house in Valheim breaks down and decays

Wooden buildings decay over time due to exposure to rain, moisture, and so on. The older your house is, the more likely it is to collapse. However, you can monitor the condition of the timber and repair walls, roofs, and other structures.

Why the house in Valheim breaks down and decays

How to understand that a house in Valheim is collapsing

To understand that the house has become dilapidated, in the construction menu, take a wooden hammer and move the cursor over a wall, roof or any other structure. An indicator will appear next to the cursor to indicate the status of the building. Then you will find out how strong this structure is.

How to understand that a house in Valheim is collapsing

If, for example, you hover the cursor over a wall and an incomplete indicator appears, then the wall is not strong enough. In this case, you can fix the house. We advise you to check the strength of structures after each rain, snow and enemy attacks.


Life hack : To get to the roof from inside the house, stack chests or create temporary wooden structures that you can climb. Then just put them away.


How to fix a house in Valheim

The repair system in the game is quite intuitive. To repair damaged parts of a building, take a wooden hammer. Then open the building menu and check that the wooden hammer is selected, and at the bottom of the screen is the inscription "repair".


Now go to the wall to be repaired and click on the left mouse button. Home repair is free, no resources are spent on it. This way you can repair all the buildings in your camp for free.


How to build a sustainable (correct) house in Valheim

How to build a sustainable (correct) house in Valheim

The higher your building is, the less stable it is. This means that at any moment the house can collapse. When you have a hammer in your hands and you are in construction mode, you can test the stability of any part of the building. Move the cursor over any structure, then it will change color.

How to build a sustainable (correct) house in Valheim

The color indicates the degree of stability and strength of the structure. Blue is the most durable and red is the least durable, with green, yellow and orange in between. If the horizontal beam or wall is orange or red, place a vertical support under it.

The higher your house is and the more horizontal parts you have, the more often you need to put beams. If you want a really tall and solid house, we recommend building it out of stone.

How to build a sustainable (correct) house in Valheim

To prevent the roof of your house from collapsing, place more different beams. Make a grid of beams to put a roof on, and make vertical supports for the beams themselves.


How to demolish (destroy) a house in Valheim

There are two ways to demolish a house in Valheim. The choice of method depends on whose building you are demolishing and whether you need the resources that went into the construction of this or that structure. By destroying an abandoned house or a building built by another player, you will not be able to obtain resources in any way.

To dismantle your own wooden house and recover resources, you need a workbench. Take the hammer you are using for crafting. Move it over the part you want to remove, then click on the mouse wheel. By destroying a building, you will receive the resources from which the structure was made. If you demolished a damaged structure, you will receive only half of the resources, so we advise you to completely repair the building first.

How to demolish (destroy) a house in Valheim

If you don't need resources and just want to demolish your house or other structure, just take an ax or a hoe and start breaking.

Please note that if you want to disassemble not only the house, but also completely clear the area, you need to leave the workbench untouched. Otherwise, you will have to rebuild it in order to continue to dismantle the house, fence, smelter, and so on.

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