Benefits Of Steel

Benefits Of Cold Formed Steel Framing

  1. Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material

  2. 100% recyclable

  3. 68% industry recycling rate

  4. Non-combustible - does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a fire

  5. Inorganic - will not rot, warp, split, crack, creep or be affected by wood eating insects

  6. Dimensional stability - does not expand or contract with moisture content

  7. Consistent material quality - produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations

  8. Reduced labor costs during time of installation

  9. No cutting or specialized tools required making it a safer solution during installation on the job site

  10. Less than 1% waste from production through installation making it more sustainable than conventional light gauge framing

Wood framing has long been the standard for residential building and many commercial structures. Unfortunately, these wood built structures offer many challenges that should be taken in to consideration before you build. Here are some of the reasons why building with light gauge steel can help you avoid those challenges...

Termite and Mold Resistant

100% Inorganic
Unaffected by termites or other wood boring insects and vermin
Eliminates Potential for Structural Damage
Does Not Contribute to Growth of Mold


Non-Combustible

Steel framed structures are fire resistant.
Studs, joists, and rafters do not add fuel to a fire
One third of all fires start in the wall cavity
Steel framed structures do not "melt" in a fire
Framing members can resist up to 1,800 degrees F.

Green Building Material

100% Recyclable
Less than 1% waste during production and installation
No Off Gassing or Toxicity
Environmentally Friendly

Consistently Higher Material Quality

Will Not Rot, Crack, Split, Warp or Decay
Unlike wood, quality of steel remains the same
Does not expand or contract with moisture content

Superlative Engineering

Highest Strength to Weight Ratio of any building material
Square Corners, Flat Ceilings and Straight Walls
Structurally Maintenance Free

Consistent Material Quality

Produced in strict accordance with national standards, with no regional variation
Will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep