Trying to decide which metal framing product you should choose for your next construction project? One very popular choice today is cold-formed steel framing, which combines chemical and physical qualities to create a versatile framing material. Here is a brief guide on some of the advantages offered by this style of framing.
Steel is one of the strongest building materials available. In fact, it boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material. Cold-formed steel is among the strongest varieties, particularly useful for creating long spans and other unique architectural features.
Because steel is synthetic, it can’t be corrupted by things like rot, or mold. Cold-formed steel uses a protective coating of zinc that gives it additional long-term durability. While no building has yet had the opportunity to test it, research suggests that could last hundreds of years without any significant deterioration.
Steel is uniquely recyclable among building materials, being able to reform and be reused almost without end. Not only is this advantageous for building strong structures that need not be permanent, it also means that using steel can earn credits and write-offs for green building.
Because of its popularity, there are many cold-formed steel framing styles that are common and modular, allowing for quicker construction cycles as frames can be easily assembled with fewer custom made parts. It also produces far less waste than other building materials, meaning every penny spent on your frames will produce useable framing.
If cold-formed steel sounds like the right product for your next construction endeavor, contact Steinco Industrial Solutions, Inc.! Our professional team is always happy to help you find the right parts for your project and answer any questions you may have.