There are many reasons why homeowners are turning to steel framing:
STEEL BUILDS BETTER STRUCTURES
There are many reasons why steel framing has come to the forefront as one of the best and most feasible alternative building materials for residential and commercial construction. Steel is a Superior Construction Material. It has the Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material and is 100% recyclable. With a High 68% industry recycling rate. Much better than wood. It is also Non-combustible does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a fire. In many cases this is a major factor in Medical and Dental Office builds.
Inorganic Building Material
Steel Studs will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep. Steel Studs are also Dimensionally stable. Steel Studs do not expand or contract to changes in the weather, and retains no moisture which is also critical for Indoor Air Quality.
Consistent material quality – produced in strict accordance with national standards. no regional variations. Steel Stud framing will produce a building frame that exceeds all building codes
Benefits to the Builder
Substantial discounts on builders risk insurance. Being Lighter than other framing materials it is easier on the labour. Material selection is made easy no need to cull or sort the pile and small punch list.
Saves job-site time with ease of panelization off-site.
And Perfect Straight walls and square corners every time. Your windows and doors open and close as they should.
Steel Stud Use
Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for lumber)
More Steel is recycled everyday than all the glass, paper, aluminum and other plastics combined.
Price stability – price spikes are extremely rare
Consumer perceives steel as better
Benefits to the Consumer
High strength results in safer structures, less maintenance and slower aging of structure
Not vulnerable to termites
Not vulnerable to any type of fungi or organism, including mold
Less probability of foundation problems – less weight results in less movement
Less probability of damage in an earthquake
Lighter structure with stronger connections results in less seismic force
Less probability of damage in high winds
Stronger connections, screwed versus nailed