Metal Stud Construction and Steel Framing Interesting Facts
Metal stud and a steel framing is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when are using traditional building materials.The strength and ductility of structural cold-formed steel (CFS) framing, along with the holding power of CFS connections, make it the ideal material for many constructions. Ideal for high wind speed and seismic zones (such as the U. S. eastern seaboard, the Gulf Coast states, California and Hawaii).
Metal Stud and Steel Framing Facts
Non-combustibility, termite resistance, and dimensional stability can lower construction and home ownership costs. CFS can provide the framework for a solid sustainable building program. Each piece of CFS shipped to the jobsite contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifespan. And a recent study, conducted by the NAHB Research Center, showed that the zinc coating on steel framing materials can protect against corrosion for hundreds of years.
For these reasons, and many others, the use of steel framing continues to grow every year with more than 40% of commercial structures now using steel framing and with nearly 500,000 homes built with steel framing over the past decade.