Benefits of Steel – Why Steel?
Better Structural Strength
Because steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material, it is by nature a superior construction material. Steel does not rot, warp, split, crack or creep and will not expand or contract with moisture content.
Better Mold Resistance
Mold requires an organic substrate such as wood to grow and thrive. Being inorganic, steel framing actually inhibits the growth of mold, and promotes a healthier, more comfortable living envirement.
Better Fire protection
Steel will not contribute fuel to a fire. If a fire does start in a steel-framed structure, it’s less likely to spread from the area of origin. Tragic loss, due to fires that ignite and spread in framing, can be limited by the use of steel framing.
Better Termite Resistance
Termites cause millions of dollars in damage to buildings each year. Steel is resistant to termites, thus preserving the structural integrity of a steel-framed structure, and providing it with years of security and durability against destructive pests, including termites and wood ants.
Better for the Environment
An average sized wood framed home requires at least 40 trees to be cut for framing. The framing for a typical steel framed home can be made from 6 recycled cars.. The use of steel framing saves the nations forests and has a positive impact on the environment.