Metal Framing2020-01-15T20:49:12+00:00

Metal Framing

Why should you consider Building with cold-formed steel framing?

Steel framing can lower construction costs.

  • Warranty call-backs are minimized because steel does not shrink, split, or warp. As a result, there are no nail pops or drywall cracks to fix after the structure is completed.
  • Consistent quality means that scrap is drastically reduce (2% for steel versus 20% for wood). These savings also translate into lower costs for jobsite culling of wood materials and haul off and disposal of discarded material.
  • Discounts on builders risk insurance for steel framed structures can result in significant cost savings for builders.

Steel framing is easier to handle because steel studs weigh 1/3 less than wood studs, and can be installed at 24” on center.

  • Steel framing offers marketing advantages because consumers recognize steel as a superior framing product for its fundamental characteristics:
  • Long term maintenance costs are reduced because steel is resistant to rot, mold, termite and insect infestation.
  • Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is promoted because steel does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • Steel is “Green” because it contains a minimum of 25% recycled steel and is 100% recyclable.
  • Steel framing has proven performance in high wind and seismic zones.

The non-combustibility of steel allows a significant density increase in commercial and multi-family structures, offering building owners with the potential for higher revenue.

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