Romex or metal sheath wiring?
Our house will soon be brought to its studs in an extensive restoration. A contractor we had at the house recently said that using metal sheathed wiring inside the walls is much preferable to romex. He said metal is safer (less of a fire hazard) than plastic, and inspectors are impressed when they see it used. Then another contractor said that was nonsense, that he was just trying to weasel more money out of us because it is more expensive and in fact is more of a fire hazard because the metal heats up! I am CONFUSED.
I know I can trust objective GardenWeb experts. So I'm throwing it out there to you. Romex or metal sheathed wire? And why?