Advantages of Strong Steel Homes
Stable supply of steel means little fluctuation in price. With steel framing, walls remain straight and true. That means fewer callbacks due to nail pops and shrinkage cracks. Because materials can be pre-cut to desired lengths, there is almost no waste..
Easy & Fast Installation
Cut-to-length material reduces in-field cutting and waste up to 75%. Framing members are manufactured with pre-punched holes for running piping and electrical wiring, minimizing preparation work for other trades. Steel's light weight also makes for easier on-site handling.
Strong Yet lightweight
Steel has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any construction material. Steel framing can weigh only one-third as much as traditional construction produces, reducing seismic loads. Lower weight means easier maneuverability and lower foundation costs.
Improved Construction Quality
Galvanized steel studs are corrosion resistant and dimensionally stable, eliminating nail popping and reducing cracking so often associated with wood shrinkage and expansion. Steel studs will not warp, split, rot, settle, shrink, or attract termites.
Easy to modify
Because studs are attached with screws, they can be easily moved to assure accurate attachment of wall board and other construction components. Steel framing also makes remodeling easier because complex shapes are easy to fabricate. Changed are easy. Simply put your screw gun in reverse and back out the screw.
Multiple product dimensions and thickness of steel components gives the builder greater flexibility in determining cost-effective framing solutions. Steel can also provide greater strength for loner floor spans and higher walls. Steel frames can be finished with virtually any type of material and can be easily remodeled.
Light weight steel stud systems are generally simpler to erect than wood systems. Once experienced with steel framing, crew labor time and costs can be reduced compared to wood framing.
All steel products are 100% recyclable. The amount of steel recycled over the past decade has extended the life of nation's landfills by more than three years.