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The Benefits of Using Steel When Improving Your Home

by Guest on Nov 29, 2012

For a very long time it seems that people made use of wood in order to build various structures, but that has changed with the industrial revolution and more and more structures made out of harder materials like steel started to appear. Steel is used nowadays in the construction of institutional, commercial and agricultural buildings and at the same time it seems that even homes have become a market for this kind of construction.

There are a few factors which contribute to the ever increasing market that uses steel components in order to build in every construction sector. What is great about steel is that people don't really need to pay as much for it as they would for other kinds of materials. The structures made from steel are also safe and healthy, while the steel designs are versatile, functional and flexible. In comparison with wood, steel does not need to be inspected in order to ensure it doesn’t have flaws or if it's straight. When projects requiring wood as a primary material are considered, the contractor will thus need to engage into a thorough inspection and discard any wood that's cut to the wrong dimensions or is damaged. When it comes to steel buildings though, this will never be the problem.

The materials required for a steel building to be built are manufactured to the right standards, so this means the steel gets to be cut in uniform and precise dimensions which help out in regards to having waste eliminated from the construction site. More to that, steel doesn't have any natural "predators" like wood does, so termites, rodents and insects cannot damage it in any way. Mould and mildew also cannot affect it at all, as they don't find steel being a friendly growing environment. In many cases people who will decide to build with wood will also need to deal with warping, shrinkage, splitting and twisting of the wood, but when it comes to the studs made using steel, they are not only created straight, but they will also stay that way.

Steel has many other benefits and among the many is the fact that plenty steel parts can be prefabricated by the manufacturer and when required, shipped to the client. Compared to regular building materials, steel can be transported for longer periods of time and across vast distances without having its quality or resistance affected in any way. When using steel in construction, buildings can be made higher, taller and feature higher walls.

A massive benefit of steel is that components made using it can also be engineered in such a way that they meet building codes in seismic and high wind areas. Steel components are not only lighter compared to regular wood, but at the same time they are much stronger in comparison with masonry and even concrete. What does this mean? Well, it actually decreases the requirements for footing.

With that being said, it seems that steel is the best material people can use when they want to build their home. It's lightweight, flexible and extremely durable and won't ever break the bank!

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