Steel framing has always been popular in commercials buildings and it has a lot of benefits and itís growing rapidly in residential, one, because lumbers prices are going up, and two, because some of the benefits like the steel studs are actually straight.
Steel frameworks are lightweight but extremely strong, and they are designed to withstand the most punishing weather conditions. In fact steel homes are safer during earthquakes and can be designed to resist winds of up to 110 mph.
Unlike wood, steel frames are not susceptible to termite damage, and they will not rot or warp. Simply put, steel will last far longer than any wood.
During construction the steel components are held together with screws rather than nails. This eliminates the "nail pop" problem that commonly occurs in wood-framed homes after many years of settling and ensures an overall tighter frame.
Steel frames are fireproof and assure the overall highest level of structural safety of any other type of home on the market.
Due to the constantly rising costs of lumber, steel prices are now extremely competitive; an excellent incentive to strongly consider steel for your next home.
Because it is 100% recyclable and can be recycled over and over again without degradation, steel is environmentally friendly.